Senior Lecturer on the following programmes
- MSc Clinical Sciences
- BSc Healthcare Sciences (Audiology)
- BSc Audiology
School of Life & Health Sciences
Birmingham B4 7ET
Telephone:+44 (0) 121 204 4179
Fax: +44 (0) 121 204 3886
Vision, Hearing and Language
Centre for Research in Vision and Hearing(CRVH)
- 2011 to date Aston University Senior Lecturer in Audiology
- 2006 to 2011 Aston University. Lecturer in Audiology
- 2004 to 2006 University of Keele / University of Warwick. Research Fellow
- 2001 to 2004 University of Keele / University of Liverpool. Research Fellow
- 1997 to 2001 University of Keele. Research Fellow
- 1992 to1997 University of Keele. Ph.D. “Studies of temporal coding for analogue cochlear implants using animal and computational models: benefits of noise”
- 1991 to 1992 University of Keele. M.Sc. Machine Perception and Neurocomputing
- 1990 to 1991 Marine Acoustics Limited. Design Engineer involved in the electronic and mechanical design of remote underwater communication systems for civil and military applications.
- 1988 to 1990 Gooch and Housego Ltd. Teaching Company Associate involved in the design of radio-frequency electronics for acousto-optic devices
- 1984 to 1987 University of Reading, B.Sc. Cybernetics and Information Science
MSc Clinical Sciences
- HS2AR1: Adult Rehabilitation.
- HS1RP1: Research Project.
- HS1RP1: Research Project.
BSc Healthcare Sciences
- HS2AS1: Auditory Science (module convenor)
- HS2AM2: Applied Physiological Measurement & Instrumentation (module convenor)
- HS2RM1: Statistics and Research Methods (module convenor)
- HS3RP1 Research Project (module convenor)
- AY3DD1: Dissertation in Audiology (module convenor)
FD Hearing Aid Audiology
- AY1FSA: Foundations in Auditory Sciences
- AY2FAS: Auditory Sciences II (module convenor)
Other University Roles
- Exams Officer for BSc Audiology, Hearing Aid Audiology FD, Clinical Sciences MSc, HealthCare Science BSc
- Year 4 Tutor Audiology BSc
- Chair of the LHS Ethics Committee
- External examiner for Health Care Sciences BSc at Manchester University
- £390,657 from the EPSRC (EP/H000682/1) to investigate “The use of enhanced neural response imaging to get better cochlear implant fitting for children and adults”. This is a three-year grant with Advanced Bionics (UK) Limited, the House Ear Institute (Los Angeles) and Selly Oak Hospital as partners (Started October 2009).
- £85,052 Industrial CASE studentship from the EPSRC (08002865) to enable Ms Meghna Patel to develop “An extended BKB sentence test appropriate for a wide range of speech perception abilities.” This is a three-year grant with Advanced Bionics (UK) Limited as the industrial partner (Started October 2008).
- Principal applicant in a bid to Deafness Research UK (DRUK) for a Clinical Fellowship. Through the success of this bid, Aston University was recognised as a “Centre of Excellence”.
- £25,000 from the Technology Transfer Fund. Co-applicant for a project to develop a device to prevent otic barotrauma during flight. Awarded 2008.
- Enhanced speech coding strategies for cochlear implants using stochastic signals
- The application of information theory to get an objective outcome measure for cochlear implant design
- Optimizing cochlear implant strategies for individual patients
- Stochastic resonance
- Computational modeling
- Hearing research and more general sensory perception
- Optimal neural coding
- Cochlear implant fitting
- The effect of flying on hearing
- The development of speech tests
Research Interests Poster
- Morse, R.P., Evans, E.F., (1996) "Enhancement of vowel coding for cochlear implants by addition of noise" Nature Medicine, 2, 928-932.
- Morse, R.P., Evans, E.F. (1999) “Additive noise can enhance temporal coding in a computational model of analogue cochlear implant stimulation” Hearing Research, 133, 107-119.
- Morse, R.P., Meyer, G.F. (2000) “The practical use of noise to improve speech coding by analogue cochlear implants” Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, 11, 1885-1894.
- Zeng, F.-G., Fu, Q.-J., Morse, R.P. (2000) “Human hearing enhanced by noise” Brain Research, 869, 251-255.
- Stocks, N.G., Allingham, D., Morse, R.P. (2002) “The application of suprathreshold stochastic resonance to cochlear implant coding”, Fluctuation and Noise Letters, 2, L169-L181.
- Morse, R.P., Evans, E.F. (2003) “The sciatic nerve of the toad Xenopus laevis as a physiological model of the human cochlear nerve”, Hearing Research, 182, 97-118.
- Morse, R.P., Morse, P.F., Nunn, T.B., Archer, K, Boyle, P. (2006) “The effect of Gaussian noise on the threshold, dynamic range, and loudness of analogue cochlear implant stimuli”, Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 8, 42-53.
- Nikitin, A., Stocks, N.G., Morse, R.P. (2007) “Enhanced information transmission with signal dependent noise in an array of nonlinear elements”, Physical Review E, 75, id. 021121.
- Nikitin, A.P., Stocks, N.G., Morse, R.P., McDonnell, M.D. (2009) “Neural Population Coding Is Optimized by Discrete Tuning Curves”, Physical Review Letters, 103, 138101.
- Morse, R.P. (2013) “The Effect of Flying and Low Humidity on the Admittance of the Tympanic Membrane and Middle Ear System”, Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 14, 623-633.
Patents Applied For and Held
- A method using noise to enhanced cochlear implant coding (British Patent Office: 0407803.6 filed April 2004).
- A method to prevent otic barotrauma during flight (British Patent Office: 0800893.0 accepted July 2008).