Hi, my name is Enja.

I am a junior scientist, who loves programming, working on projects, statistics, and teaching. I am currently a PhD student at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Department of Otorhinolaryngology, and at the University of Groningen, Department of Experimental Psychology (GMW). My PhD research focusses on second language learning in school in adolescents with cochlear implants. My supervisors for the PhD project are dr. A. Sarampalis (GMW) and prof. dr. D. Baskent (UMCG), and our collaborator at Applied Linguistics is prof. dr. W. Lowie.  For more information about my research please see  http://2eTaalOnderzoekGroningen.nl (in Dutch).

My background is in Psychology (BSc) and Neurosciences (Dual MSc in Brain and Mind Sciences). My research focusses on Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. My earlier research projects included speech processing in adverse listening situations in the young and the elderly, speech in noise-recognition with bimodal cochlear implant simulations, and developing a new task for assessing temporal fine structure processing.

For my research, I took and take many responsibilities. This includes project design and the implementation thereof (including assembling and programming test- and questionnaire batteries); project management and – administration (including making sure the project adheres to ethical guidelines for medical research during all stages; team & time management; communications with professionals, parents and participants; website and online communications; …); and being responsible for data handling (collection, management, analyses, storage).

Next to research, I have been involved in teaching and committee work. During my PhD, I particularly enjoyed being part of the PhD council of the Research School of Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences (BCN), through which I was also member of the Education committee of the Graduate School of Medical Sciences (GSMS). In addition, I enjoyed co-organising the 2016 Speech in Noise workshop (http://spin2016.nl/).

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