Dr Faith Chiu

Department of Language and Linguistics
Dr Faith Chiu
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  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872082

  • Location

    4.209, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Mondays 14:00-15:00, Tuesdays 14:30-15:30. (Zoom)



  • PhD University College London,

  • MA University College London,

  • MA Royal Holloway, University of London,


University of Essex

  • Lecturer, Language and Linguistics, University of Essex (1/1/2020 - present)

Other academic

  • (Postdoctoral) Research Associate, Psychology, University of York (1/6/2018 - 31/12/2019)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Speech perception




Cognitive psychology

Auditory processing

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Sounds (LG110)

  • Phonology (LG210)

  • Phonetics (LG217)

  • Phonology II (LG620)


Journal articles (8)

Chiu, F., Rakusen, LL. and Mattys, SL., (2020). Phonetic categorization and discrimination of voice onset time under divided attention. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 147 (6), EL484-EL490

Chiu, F., Rakusen, LL. and Mattys, SL., (2019). Cognitive load elevates discrimination thresholds of duration, intensity, and f0 for a synthesized vowel. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 146 (2), 1077-1084

Chiu, F. and Prince, T., (2019). The production of French consonant sequences in typically developing children and in people with aphasia. Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie. Supplement (24)

Dunkley, Y., Swift, B., Chiu, F., Warwick, J. and Worrall, S., (2018). Making the case for community HIV testing: a comparison of targeted community testing demographics, reactivity and testing frequency across level 2 and 3 services, online self-sampling and community provision within East London. HIV Medicine. S2 (19), s137-s137

White, J. and Chiu, F., (2017). Disentangling phonological well-formedness and attestedness. Acta Linguistica Academica. 64 (4), 513-537

Lee, A., Chiu, F. and Xu, Y., (2016). Focus perception in Japanese: Effects of focus location and accent condition. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics. 29, 060007-060007

Chiu, F., Lauren, F., Lee, A. and Xu, Y., (2015). Long-distance anticipatory vowel-to-vowel assimilatory effects in French and Japanese. Proceedings of 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences

Simard, C., Wegener, C., Lee, A., Chiu, F. and Youngberg, C., (2014). Savosavo word stress: a quantitative analysis. Proceedings of the International Conference on Speech Prosody, 512-512

Thesis dissertation (1)

Chiu, F., (2018). Effective cortico-cortical connectivity in auditory and speech processing

Grants and funding


Communicating through COVID-19 and beyond: a multi-language study of speech perception in adverse listening conditions

British Academy

+44 (0) 1206 872082


4.209, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Mondays 14:00-15:00, Tuesdays 14:30-15:30. (Zoom)

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