Marina is a Research Associate who has previously worked as a clinical audiologist. Her PhD work was carried out at Professor Brian Moore’s Auditory Perception Group and was focused on the evaluation of hearing-aid signal processing for people with ‘dead regions in the cochlea’, an abnormality affecting a particular type of sensory cell in the inner ear.
While at the Auditory Perception Group, Marina started collaborating with Dr Josephine Marriage as a Research Audiologist. Together, they joined Community NHS paediatrician Dr Tamsin Holland Brown to explore alternative interventions during the ‘watchful waiting period’ of children with glue ear. Their research inspired two NHS trusts to develop low-cost bone-conduction headsets to support communication in children with glue ear.
Marina’s long-standing interest in the plasticity of the auditory system and on the effects of auditory deprivation led her to join the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Cambridge in January 2019. Her research at the SOUND lab is focused upon cross-modal organisation and audio-visual integration in cochlear-implant users. This line of enquiry can help researchers and clinicians to understand the process of adaptation to a cochlear implant.
Marina is a Fellow of Wolfson College, where she is a tutor to undergraduate and graduate students. She is also a Fellow of the British Society of Audiology and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.