Short CV/Education and training

  • 1981
    BA in Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge

  • 2001
    MA in Cognitive Science, Linköping University (LiU)

  • 2001 – 2005
    PhD student in Disability Research, LiU

  • 2005
    PhD in Disability Research, LiU

  • 2005 – 2009
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cognitive Hearing Science, LiU

  • 2008
    Associate Professor (Docent)

  • 2009 – 2015
    Honorary Senior Research Associate(non-resident), University College London

  • Since 2014
    Professor in Disability Research

Selected publications

  • Signoret, C., Johnsrude, I., Classon, E., & Rudner, M. (2017). Combined effects of form- and meaning-based predictability on perceived clarity of speech. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Performance and Perception. Online First Publication,

  • Cardin, V., Orfanidou, E., Kästner, L., Rönnberg, J., Woll, B., Capek, C.M. & Rudner, M. (2016). Monitoring different phonological parameters of sign language engages the same cortical language network but distinctive perceptual ones. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28(1), 20-40. DOI: 10.1162/jocn_a_00872

  • Pichora-Fuller, M.K., Kramer, S.E., Eckert, M.A., Edwards, B.B., Hornsby, B.W.Y., Humes, L.E., Lemke, U., Lunner, T., Matthen, M., Mackersie, C.L., Naylor, G., Phillips, N., Richter, M., Rudner, M., Sommers, M.S., Tremblay, K.L. & Wingfield A. (2016). Hearing Impairment and Cognitive Energy: The Framework for Understanding Effortful Listening (FUEL). Ear and Hearing, 37, 5S-27, doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000312.

  • Cardin, V., Orfanidou, E., Rönnberg, J., Capek, C.M., Rudner, M. & Woll, B. (2013). Dissociating cognitive and sensory neural plasticity in human superior temporal cortex. Nature Communications, 4:1473.

  • Zekveld, A.A., Rudner, M., Johnsrude, I.S., Heslenfeld, D., Rönnberg, J. (2012). Behavioural and fMRI evidence that cognitive ability modulates the effect of semantic context on speech intelligibility. Brain & Language, 122(2), 103-113.

  • Rudner, M., Rönnberg. J. & Lunner, T. (2011). Working memory supports listening in noise for persons with hearing impairment. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 22, 156-167.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Generalizing the disuse hypothesis: age-related sensory decline in the modality of communication leads to poorer episodic

    memory but preserved working memory. VR. PI, 2016-2020

  • The sensory cognitive communication factor: preserving social interaction and health in aging. FAS. Co-applicant, 2013-2018

  • Speech perception in noise by persons with hearing impairment – training of executive functions. FAS, Co-applicant, 2012-2014

  • Career Research Award. Faculty of Arts & Sciences, LiU, 2011-2013

  • Cognitive hearing science: Modelling speech understanding using clinically relevant tests. FAS. Co-applicant, 2010-2013

  • Signing up for IT: Linguistic and non-linguistic working memory in the

    visuospatial domain. FAS, PI, 2009-2011

  • Linguistic and non-linguistic working memory in the visuospatial

    domain. RJ, PI, 2009-2011

  • Development of a clinical audiological test to assess listening effort – the Auditory Inference Span Test (AIST). Oticon Foundation, Co-applicant, 2009-2011

  • Sick and tired of listening: aided speech understanding and cognitive

    spare capacity. FAS, PI, 2008-2010

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the evaluation panel for Psychology at the Swedish Research Council (VR), 2012-2014

  • Member of the Faculty Appointments Board, since 2012

  • Deputy member of IBL board, 2007-2008

  • PhD student representative on LiU Board, 2002-2003

  • PhD student representative on IBL Board, 2001-2002

  • Member of the PhD student council at IBL, 2001-2003

  • HEAD Graduate School Steering Committee

  • Linnaeus Centre HEAD Steering Committee

Additional qualifications

  • Associate Professor


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