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Emma Holmes, Ph.D.


2022 Young Investigator Awardee

Dr. Emma Holmes is a Lecturer in Speech and Hearing Science at UCL and currently holds a Pauline Ashley Fellowship from RNID. Dr. Holmes completed an undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, a PhD at the University of York, and postdoctoral training at the Brain and Mind Institute at the University of Western Ontario. She continued her postdoctoral training at the Wellome Centre for Human Neuroimaging at UCL, and was appointed as a Lecturer in the Department of Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences at UCL in 


Dr. Holmes’ research focusses on how listeners perceive sounds in challenging listening environments and how this is affected by cognitive factors, such as attention and prior knowledge. Her work combines auditory psychophysics, cognitive neuroscience, and computational modelling.