Associate Professor in Hearing Sciences, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Derek is an Associate Professor in Hearing Sciences and leads the Hearing Disorders theme in the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre. Derek trained as a nurse at the University of Brighton before moving to The University of Manchester where he completed a BSc (Hons) Neuroscience, a Master of Research in Biological Sciences, and finally a PhD in Sensory Neuroscience. His PhD sought to understand how olfactory sensory information is processed at the level of the single olfactory nerve cells and simple neural systems in an insect model, using a combination of genetic, electrophysiology, and behavioural techniques. This work lead to a particular interest in understanding the abnormal perception of 'phantom' sensations such as tinnitus, and how such sensations might be modulated by experience. He now leads a diverse portfolio of research in tinnitus, hyperacusis, and hearing loss. As well as being an active researcher, Derek is currently Chair of the British Society of Audiology.
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