Dr. Christel de Bruijn
Senior Lecturer and Lead for Research Development
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Dr. Christel de Bruijn studied Speech Technology at the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands (the old style ‘doctoraal’, equivalent to a Master's). As part of her studies, she visited the Speech and Hearing Group in the Computer Science Department at the University of Sheffield as a visiting Erasmus research student and there she also wrote her final dissertation. After graduating, she undertook her PhD research (as part of an EU funded multi-national project) in the Human Communication Sciences Department at the University of Sheffield on acoustic and perceptual measures of voice during prolonged speaking. In 2003, she joined the Department of Speech and Language Therapy at Birmingham City University, where she is currently a Senior Lecturer.
Christel teaches quantitative health research methods (including epidemiology, RCTs and statistics) in all years of the BSc, as well as articulatory and acoustic phonetics, and phonetic transcription. She leads the Research and Evidence Based Practice module. Each year she also supervises a group of final year dissertation students.
Christel is research coordinator for the department and as part of this role in 2012 she set up the monthly departmental research seminars to forge aims within BCU, with clinical practice and the wider community.
Since 2012, Christel has also been teaching and taking final year students on a week-long European exchange programme for staff and students (to Portugal and Belgium). Since 2018 she, together with two colleagues, has been organising the event as it is currently being hosted by BCU.