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Prof. Kate Watkins

Speech brain research group
The Speech & Brain Group

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We investigate how brain areas interact during speech communication.  We use brain imaging and brain stimulation to study typical speech perception and production and to explore differences in the structure and function of the brain associated with disorders of speech and language.

 *****The Brain Organisation in Language Development Study has launched!

We want to scan the brains of children aged 10-15 who have grown up speaking English in the UK. We are looking for children with a range of language abilities: children with typical language development as well as those who would qualify for a diagnosis of developmental language disorder.  Please contact us for more information and if you want to know more about what this means.  See the BOLD Study Website for more details and to contact us.

****WANTED: Adult Men who Stutter 

We are currently recruiting adult males who stutter/stammer for a new research trial using brain imaging and brain stimulation.

See the INSTEP Study Website for more details and to contact us.


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Interested in working with us?

Positions will be advertised here when vacancies arise.  There are currently no vacancies in the team.

Interested in studying with us?

Prospective graduate students should contact Prof Kate Watkins by email at 

Further information about applications for graduate studies can be found on the department and university webpages.

Dorothy: How do you talk if you don't have a brain?

Scarecrow: Well, some people without brains do an awful lot of talking don't they?

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