David Maidment

Research Associate (Psychology)

MRC Institute of Hearing Research, United Kingdom

My background is in Psychology. I have a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Psychology from Cardiff University's School of Psychology, where I also completed an MSc and PhD funded by the Economic & Social Research Council. Under the supervision of Dr. Bill Macken, I explored how different modes of speech interact in verbal short-term memory. As a Research Associate within the Auditory Learning Group at the MRC Institute of Hearing Research, Nottingham Clinical Section, I am currently interested in how perceptual and cognitive abilities improve with practice. The ultimate aim of my research is to develop more effective training programmes that can be applied to the treatment and rehabilitation of disorders associated with auditory processing. My current project is exploring the interactions between tasks used in mixed-design regimens to determine whether this is the best delivery for training. I hope to show that auditory learning can be improved depending on the choice of tasks and the order in which they are presented. In the future, I would like to examine the extent to which learning on trained tasks can generalise to untrained ones.


  • Audiovisual integration in children listening to spectrally degraded speech DOI: 10.1044/2014_jslhr-s-14-0044
  • Modalities of memory: Is reading lips like hearing voices? DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2013.08.017
  • The ineluctable modality of the audible: Perceptual determinants of auditory verbal short-term memory DOI: 10.1037/a0027884

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