Voice Science and Technical Vocology

Analysing and modelling the human voice apparatus brings us into contact with a wide range of disciplines, including acoustics, continuum mechanics, biomechanics, psychoacoustics, phonetics, phoniatrics, speech-language pathology, and the related signal processing.

This research is important to our understanding of both normal and impaired speech and singing; hence our long-standing collaborations with clinicians, phoneticians, pedagogues and practitioners. Currently the main themes in this field include multi­parametric voice analysis, improving the fidelity of simulated voice, voice loading in the workplace, vocal imitations, and selected topics with applications to solo and choir singing.

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