Tim Bressmann, PhD

Ludwigs-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany

Background:
I am originally from Hamburg, in the North of Germany. I studied Linguistics, Psychology, and Sociology at the universities of Freiburg, Bielefeld and Dublin and received my M. A. in Clinical Linguistics from the University of Bielefeld in 1995. After working as a speech therapist in different neurological rehabilitation centres, I joined the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Technology, Munich, as a clinical researcher. In 1999, I received my Ph. D. in Phonetics from the Department of Phonetics and Speech Communication at the University of Munich. I am cross-appointed to the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto and the Department of Special Education at the University of Munich. I am also an Adjunct Scientist at St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital.

Professional Interests:
My research interests are in the areas of structurally related speech and voice disorders. The two main foci of my research are head and neck cancer and craniofacial syndromes. A major component of my research is the use of two-and three-dimensional ultrasound imaging for the analysis of tongue function in speech.