Dr Gisela Tomé Lourido

Dr Gisela Tomé Lourido


I joined the Universtiy of Leeds in 2017 after completing an MA in Phonetics and a PhD in Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences at University College London (UCL). Before specialising in Phonetics I obtained an undergraduate degree in English Studies (Filoloxía Inglesa) and an MA in Education (Mestrado Universitario de Profesorado) at Universidade da Coruña, in Galicia. 


  • Director of Language@Leeds
  • LCS Ethics Lead

Research interests

My research interests are in accent variation in speech perception and production in bilingual and monolingual populations. I have mainly worked on Galician and English. With Dr Milena Marinkova, I co-lead the Embracing Linguistic Diversity satellite, a working group developing a series of initiatives to celebrate linguistic diversity and minimise language-based prejudices and disadvantages, starting from our University context.

I welcome PhD applications on the role of accent variation in speech processing in L1 and L2 listeners, Galician speech production and perception and accent bias training (L1 & L2 speakers and listeners).

Current and Past Research Projects:

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences
  • MA Phonetics
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education
  • BA English Studies

Student education

I teach modules in phonetics and sociophonetics on our undergraduate and MA programmes. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Formal Linguistics
  • Language acquisition
  • Language processing
  • Language variation
  • Speech production and perception
  • Multilingualism
  • Centre for Endangered Languages, Cultures and Ecosystems
  • Language at Leeds
  • Linguistics and Phonetics
  • Languages
  • Language documentation
  • Linguistics and Phonetics
  • Linguistics and Translation
  • Network for Hispanic and Lusophone Cultural Studies

Current postgraduate researchers

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>