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Personal Statement

After completing a BA degree in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in Turkey, I practised as a physiotherapist in neurological and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, neurological intensive care and speech and language therapy units in a hospital. In 2020, I joined the University of Sheffield Speech Difficulties MSc program in Human Communication Sciences Division at the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health as a master's student. I received my master's degree with a dissertation titled A Systematic Review of The Potential Impact of 16p11.2 Deletion Syndrome on Speech Sound Disorders. In 2022, I joined the University of Strathclyde as a PhD student in the Speech and Language Therapy Program. I currently pursue my PhD project under the supervision of Prof Anja Lowit and Dr Mario Parra Rodriguez.

Research Interests

The primary focus of the research is the investigation of the characteristic speech features as a biomarker of prognosis in individuals with neurodegenerative diseases such as ataxia. The relationship between motor functions and changes in speech in individuals with spinocerebellar and multisystemic ataxia using acoustic and perceptual analysis methods is in my field of study. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, University of Sheffield

Award Date: 17 Sep 2021


  • ataxia
  • spinocerebellar ataxia
  • ataxic dysarthria
  • Friedreich's ataxia
  • acoustic analysis
  • voice


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