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Dr Dan Kennedy-Higgins

Teaching Fellow in Psychology


Dan is a Teaching Fellow on the BSc Psychology Programme, Department of Psychology, IoPPN. 

Dan's research focuses on trying to understand the cognitive and neural mechanisms involved in the successful perception of clear speech and how these mechanisms change when speech becomes distorted, e.g. due to the presence of background noise. To investigate this topic, Dan uses behavioural, neuroimaging and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) research paradigms. In addition, he has recently become interested in the processes underlying errors in reading, using behavioural and eye-tracking paradigms. 


PhD Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL 

MSc Neuroscience, Language and Communication, UCL 

BSc Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London. 

Research Interests:

  • Speech perception 
  • General auditory processing 
  • Reading 


Psychology BSc: Research Methods 1, Research Methods 2, Distorted Worlds, Psychological Skills – Computer Programming, Yr 3 Research Projects.