Willemijn Heeren


I am a postdoctoral researcher in experimental phonetics with a main interest in speech perception. I worked at Leiden University's LIBC and LUCL on an NWO VENI project.

I received my ‘propedeuse’ in Mathematics from Leiden University in 1998. I studied Linguistics, also at Leiden University, and got my MA degree (cum laude) by the end of 2001. In 2006 I received the PhD degree in Phonetics from the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS, Utrecht University, for a thesis called Perceptual Development of Phoneme Contrasts in Adults and Children. In that year I started working as a postdoctoral researcher for the University of Twente’s Human Media Interaction group on the NWO-CATCH project' Choral' access to oral history. As of September 1 2008 until May 2010 I combined that position with a postdoc position in the EU FP7 Dual Pro project. In 2011 and 2012 I visited Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris on an EU Marie Curie grant.