Dr Wendy Lecluyse

Associate Dean Learning, Teaching and Student Experience

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Dr Wendy Lecluyse is Associate Dean for Learning, Teaching and Student Experience and Head of Childhood and Education in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. She is responsible for the strategic management of Learning and Teaching and Student Experience within the School and the wider University, and the Undergraduate and Postgraduate course portfolio within the subject area of Childhood and Education.

Wendy is a registered Speech and Language Therapist and has experience in working with children with hearing impairments, language disorders, Specific Learning Disorders and autism. She obtained a MA in Speech Therapy and Audiology at the University of Ghent (Belgium) and a PhD in Psychology at the University of Essex (UK) studying the psychoacoustics of impaired hearing.

Wendy joined the University of Suffolk in 2012 and has since been involved in substantive course development and course leadership at School and University level. Wendy was programme leader for the suite of Childhood routes within the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. She teaches various modules related to child development, therapeutic working with children and research methods. Wendy is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

Wendy’s current research focusses on the development of transversal skills within an HE context and the use of blended learning pedagogies. In other research areas, she has been focusing on the basic auditory processes in typical hearing and how these are affected in impaired hearing, the development of assessment procedures to measure detailed 'hearing profiles' of hearing impaired individuals with an aim to gain an insight in the underlying pathology and more recently the use of biologically-inspired computer models of hearing to develop novel hearing aid algorithms. Wendy led the parameter development within the BioAid project aimed at implementing a biologically-inspired hearing aid algorithm as an iOS app (iPhone or iPod).

Wendy was involved in the ‘Early Ears’ project, a Youth Music funded project in collaboration with the Norwich-based charity, Future Projects. The ‘Early Ears’ project was aimed at developing and delivering music-making session for pre-school children in deprived areas of Norfolk using cutting edge music technology and traditional community music therapy.


Journal Articles

Clark, N.R., Lecluyse, W. & Jürgens,T. (2018). Analysis of compressive properties of the BioAid hearing aid algorithm. International Journal of Audiology, 57, S130-S138. DOI:10.1080/14992027.2017.1378931.

Jürgens, T., Clark, N.R., Lecluyse, W. & Meddis, R. (2016). Exploration of a physiologically-inspired hearing aid algorithm using a computer model mimicking impaired hearing, International Journal of Audiology, 55, 346-357. DOI:10.3109/14992027.2015.1135352.

Panda, M.R., Lecluyse, W., Tan, C.M., Jürgens, T., and Meddis, R. (2014). Hearing Dummies: Individualised computer models of hearing impairment. International Journal of Audiology, 53, 699-709.

Lecluyse, W., Tan, C.M., McFerran D., and Meddis, R. (2013). Acquisition of auditory profiles for good and impaired hearing. International Journal of Audiology, 52, 596-605.

Meddis, R., Clark, N.R., Lecluyse, W. & Jürgens, T. (2013). “BioAid – Ein biologisch inspiriertes Hörgerät,” Zeitung für Audiologie, 52(4), 148-152.

Meddis, R., Lecluyse, W., Clark, N.R.; Jürgens, T.; Tan, C.M., Panda, M.R., and Brown, G.J. (2013). A computer model of the auditory periphery and its application to the study of hearing. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 787, 11-20.

Tan, C.M, Lecluyse, W., McFerran, D., & Meddis, R. (2013). Tinnitus and patterns of hearing loss. Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 14, 275-282.

Meddis, R. and Lecluyse, W. (2011). The psychophysics of absolute threshold and signal duration: a probabilistic approach. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 129, 3153-3165.

Robertson, M., Brown, G.J., Lecluyse, W., Panda, M. and Tan, C. (2010). A speech-in-noise test based on spoken digits: Comparison of normal and impaired listeners using a computer model. INTERSPEECH-2010, 2470-2473.

Lecluyse, W., and Meddis, R. (2009). A simple single-interval adaptive procedure for estimating thresholds in normal and impaired listeners.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126, 2570-2579.

Book Chapters

Meddis, R., Lecluyse, W., Tan, C.M., Panda, M.R., and Ferry, R.T. (2010). “Beyond the audiogram: identifying and modelling patterns of hearing deficits” in Lopez-Poveda E.A., Palmer A. R., and Meddis R. (eds.). The neurophysiological bases of auditory perception. Springer-Verlag: New York, Chapter 57.

Evaluation reports

Lecluyse, W. & Deborah O’Dell (2016) “Early Ears – impact report“. Report on findings of Early Ears project in collaboration with Future Projects.

Released products   

Clark, N.R., Lecluyse, W., Jürgens, T., & Meddis, R. (2012). BioAid: The Biologically Inspired Hearing Aid. Apple App Store, www.bioaid.org.uk - 25K+ downloads (no longer supported on iOS).

Meddis, R., Lecluyse, W., & Jürgens, T. (2024, forthcoming). Model of the Auditory Periphery (MAP), version 1.14j (1.14j). Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10210156

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) – Speech and Language Therapy

Early Childhood Studies Degree Network (ECSDN)