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You can find out a bit more about me here:      

 

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Catherine_Blackburn3

NTU Page: https://www.ntu.ac.uk/study-and-courses/courses/our-students-stories/social-sciences/catherine-blackburn


Contact: catherine.blackburn@ntu.ac.uk


Professional and committee membership: 

  • British Psychological Society - Graduate Member (MBPsS)

 


Catherine Blackburn

Lecturer and PhD student (writing-up) at Nottingham Trent University, researching the factors that contribute to the benefit received from visual information while understanding speech. Interested in multi-sensory integration and language.  

My research explores the amount of benefit received from visual information when listening to clear and degraded speech in different types of background noise and for differing target talkers. The project has also examined whether cognitive factors and individual differences affect the ability to benefit from visual speech. In addition, the work has extended to use eye tracking to assess gaze direction and duration when perceiving speech in background noise.


A sample of peer reviewed publications/presentations can be found below:

  • Blackburn, C.L., Stacey P.C., Kitterick, P., & Jones, G. (February, 2018) ‘Individual differences in the amount of benefit obtained from visual speech information when listening in noise’. Oral presentation at School of Social Sciences Research Conference, Nottingham Trent University.

  • Blackburn, C.L., Stacey P.C., Kitterick, P., & Jones, G. (September, 2017) 'Understanding Speech: Variability in the benefits obtained from visual speech information when the audio intelligibility of the talker varies'. Poster presentated at BPS East Midlands Branch Conference, University of Derby.

  • Blackburn, C.L., Stacey P.C., Kitterick, P., & Jones, G. (September, 2017) 'Individual differences in the amount of benefit obtained from visual speech information when listening in noise'. Poster presented at Basic Auditory Science Annual Conference, University of Nottingham.

  • Blackburn, C.L., Stacey P.C., Kitterick, P., & Jones, G. (June, 2017) 'Looking and Listening: Variability in the benefits obtained from visual speech when listening to clear and degraded speech in background noise'. Poster presented at British Society of Audiology Annual Conference, Harrogate.

  • Blackburn, C.L., Stacey P.C., Kitterick, P., & Jones, G. (May, 2017) ‘Looking and Listening: Variability in the benefits obtained from visual speech when listening to clear and degraded speech in background noise’. Oral presentation at Psychology PhD and DPsych conference, Nottingham Trent University.

  • Blackburn, C.L., Stacey P.C., Kitterick, P., & Jones, G. (September, 2016) 'The enhancement of speech perception obtained from including visual information when listening to clear and degraded speech in different types of background noise'. Poster presented at Basic Auditory Science Annual Conference, University of Cambridge.