Professor Ellen Douglas-Cowie

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Ellen Douglas-Cowie   

Professor Ellen Douglas-Cowie (born 1951), former dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, is the Pro Vice Chancellor at Queen's University Belfast. A linguistics expert, Ellen’s range of topics includes spoken English, phonetics and sociolinguistics.

She was educated at Limavady Grammar School.

Her research focuses on speech analysis including speech deterioration in post-lingual deafness and the identification and recognition of emotion from speech and face. She describes her areas of specialisation are: speech and emotion with particular reference to databases of emotional speech, the description of emotion for speech technology purposes, speech analysis and machine recognition of emotion.

She has written numerous journal articles, co-authored the title, 'Postlingually Acquired Deafness: Speech Deterioration and the Wider Consequences' and co-edited the special edition of Speech Communication on 'Speech and Emotion'.

Professor Ellen Douglas-Cowie is or has been a Director of Queen's Overseas Recruitment Limited and The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
 


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