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Dr Ronan McGarrigle

Lecturer in Psychology

Faculty/Dept/School School of Social Sciences
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
Emailr.mcgarrigle@bradford.ac.uk

Biography

I am currently a lecturer in Psychology at University of Bradford. Prior to this, I worked as principal investigator on an ESRC-funded research project investigating effortful listening across the lifespan at the University of York. After completing my PhD at the University of Manchester, I worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (Ohio, USA) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, USA) and lectured in Psychology at the University of Chester.

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Research

My research focuses on how our sensory and cognitive systems interact to promote successful listening. Using a range of experimental techniques (introspective, behavioural, and physiological measures), my work aims to shed light on: (a) the subjective and physiological processes that underpin successful speech perception, (b) the impact of a sensory or cognitive deficit on speech perception and the experience of effort and fatigue from listening, and (c) the consequences of effortful listening and fatigue on health and well-being across the lifespan. I am also a keen advocate of open and reproducible science practices and try to actively promote these within my own research.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleDevelopment and validation of the Vanderbilt Fatigue Scale for Adults (VFS-A). (2021)
AuthorsHornsby BWY;Camarata S;Cho SJ;Davis H;McGarrigle R;Bess FH;
JournalPsychological Assessment
DOI10.1037/pas0001021
 
TitleOlder adults show a more sustained pattern of effortful listening than young adults. (2021)
AuthorsMcGarrigle R;Knight S;Rakusen L;Geller J;Mattys S;
JournalPsychology and Aging
DOI10.1037/pag0000587
 
TitleEffortful listening under the microscope: Examining relations between pupillometric and subjective markers of effort and tiredness from listening. (2021)
AuthorsMcGarrigle R;Rakusen L;Mattys S;
JournalPsychophysiology
DOI10.1111/psyp.13703
 
TitleBehavioral Measures of Listening Effort in School-Age Children: Examining the Effects of Signal-to-Noise Ratio, Hearing Loss, and Amplification. (2019)
AuthorsMcGarrigle R;Gustafson SJ;Hornsby BWY;Bess FH;
JournalEar and Hearing
DOI10.1097/AUD.0000000000000623
 
TitleMeasuring listening-related effort and fatigue in school-aged children using pupillometry. (2017)
AuthorsMcGarrigle R;Dawes P;Stewart AJ;Kuchinsky SE;Munro KJ;
JournalJournal of Experimental Child Psychology
DOI10.1016/j.jecp.2017.04.006
 
TitlePupillometry reveals changes in physiological arousal during a sustained listening task. (2017)
AuthorsMcGarrigle R;Dawes P;Stewart AJ;Kuchinsky SE;Munro KJ;
JournalPsychophysiology
DOI10.1111/psyp.12772
 
TitleListening effort and fatigue: what exactly are we measuring? A British Society of Audiology Cognition in Hearing Special Interest Group 'white paper'. (2014)
AuthorsMcGarrigle R;Munro KJ;Dawes P;Stewart AJ;Moore DR;Barry JG;Amitay S;
JournalInternational Journal of Audiology
DOI10.3109/14992027.2014.890296