Annelies Bockstael


Annelies Bockstael is post-doctoral fellow of the FWO (second term) at the WAVES Research Group of Ghent University.


She graduated in 2004 as MSc in logopaedic and audiological sciences (summa cum laude) at Ghent University. In 2010, she obtained her PhD in Social Health Sciences. For her PhD, she studied improved methods for the verification and implementation of personal hearing protectors at the work floor. This work was a highly interdisciplinary project, supervised by the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, and the Acoustics Research group (Department of Information and Communication Technology). Since 2010, Annelies Bockstael has joined the Acoustics group as a post-doctoral researcher.


Her main research area are the instantaneous effects of sound on hearing and human functioning, and she especially investigates how these effects can be monitored with high resolution in real life exposure conditions. This includes the assessment of various physiological measurement techniques, including but not limited to oto-acoustic emissions (OAE, assessing inner ear functioning) and single trial electro-encephalography (EEG). Recently, she started co-supervising two PhD projects, one in the field of OAEs and one about auditory processing in patients with Parkinson's Disease.


Annelies Bockstael is an active member of the scientific community with over 30 scientific journal publications, and more than 25 contributions to conferences. She has been given the Helmont price of Logopaedic and Audiological Sciences in 2013, the Young scientist award (InterNoise 2013) and the best students paper award at Euronoise 2009. She is also member of the CEN standards' working group, is peer-reviewer of various journals in the broad field of acoustics, and has been session chair at two conferences.


Together with her scientific work, Annelies Bockstael is an enthusiastic teacher of various courses in audiology and acoustics, and supervises yearly one or more master projects, in audiology as well as engineering.