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Miss Manuela Bung Magister Artium (MA)

Postgraduate research student

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Miss Manuela Bung is Postgraduate research student within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton.

Manuela Bung graduated from the University of Bonn (2011) with a M.A. degree in Communication Science & Phonetics. Her thesis was centred around the issues of perception and recognition of obstruents in tracheoesophageal and esophageal speech.

Having specialised in neurophonetics and speech-language pathology during her studies at the University of Stockholm (Sweden), she joined the Signal Processing & Control Group for a neurology and speech related PhD project under the supervision of Dr Anna Barney and Prof Carl Verschuur in 2012. The study is supported by the neurologist Dr Peter Garrard, St George’s Hospital, UCL, London.

Her project focuses on speech organisation during conversational interaction in Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia.





Research interests

  • Neurophonetics
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Voice analysis

PhD research:

  • Identifying characteristic speech patterns in neuro-degenerative conditions

Supervisory team:

  • Anna Barney
  • Carl Verschuur
  • Peter Garrard

Research group(s)

Signal Processing and Control Group

Coordinator of faculty undergraduate Buddy Scheme


Miss Manuela Bung
Engineering and the Environment University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

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