This is my PhD project and it has a separate page here.
(July 2018 – July 2019)
For the purposes of my research master thesis, I decided to study the effect of levodopa (the most common Parkinson’s disease medication) on speech. With help of Trepetlika, the Slovenian Parkinson’s disease asssociation, I recruited Slovenian patients and studied their speech. You can read more about my thesis and results in the abstract here.
(February 2017 – now)
This project started as my research master internship with dr. Dicky Gilbers, where we studied the way different languages and cultures use similar strategies to structure their language and music. Go here to read the summary for the paper we published on Slovenian language and music.
Speech Lab Groningen
I am part of Speech Lab Groningen (PI: prof. dr. Martijn Wieling), where we investigate speech production using acoustic measurements and state-of-the-art methods such as ultrasound tongue imaging and electromagnetic articulography. We also do cool outreach events, such as Lowlands Science (two years in a row!), Expeditie Next or Zpannend Zernike. You can read more about our projects and outreach activities on our website www.speechlabgroningen.nl.
- Articulation and coordination of speech after treatment for oral cancer
(collaboration with the Dutch Cancer Institute (NKI) Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and University Medical Centre Groningen)
- Speech deterioration in Parkinson’s disease
(research assistant in PhD project by Jidde Jacobi, University of Groningen and Macquarie University)
- When the voice doesn’t speak to the mind: an articulographic investigation of feedback deficits in Childhood Apraxia of Speech via 3D-electromagnetic articulography and ultrasound
(international collaboration with dr. Stefanie Keulen from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel for her post-doc project)