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Dr Charlotte Garcia

Research Associate, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

I am a research scientist in the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit researching hearing through cochlear implants, with a focus on translating research to the clinic.
Charlotte Garcia

My current role

I am currently a post-doctoral Research Associate in Dr Bob Carlyon's laboratory in the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at the University of Cambridge. My research focuses on psychophysical and electrophysiological markers of neural health, spatial selectivity and temporal auditory processing in cochlear implant users, with a particular interest in translating research findings into improvement in clinical outcomes.

At Addenbrookes, I am primarily involved in the Hearing Implant Device Optimisation (HIDO) clinic that runs monthly and aims to provide additional care for cochlear implant patients struggling with their devices. This clinic often brings together clinicians and research scientists to leverage diverse expertise with the aim of improving patient outcomes.

Previous history

I studied Biomedical Engineering and Music Cognition at Northwestern University in Chicago, USA. I also worked as a Biomedical Engineer in the greater Chicagoland area for two medical products companies called Resonance Medical and Baxter Healthcare prior to moving to the UK.

I conducted my doctoral research at the University of Cambridge, primarily focusing on using objective measures for improving speech perception in poor-performing cochlear implant users and involved the development and validation of a tool called the Panoramic ECAP Method.