David Purcell, PhD

David Purcell

Associate Professor

Room 2262D, Elborn College
519 661-2111 x80435


  • PhD (Toronto)
  • BASc, MASc (Waterloo)

Academic Appointments

Supervising Graduate Students

  • Yes

Research Interests

  • Physiological and behavioural measurement of auditory function, especially using speech evoked potentials and otoacoustic emissions
  • Auditory feedback and speech production

Additional Information

Recent Publications

  • Easwar V, Beamish L, Aiken SJ, Choi JM, Scollie SD & Purcell DW. (2015). Sensitivity of envelope following responses to vowel polarity. Hearing Research, 320, 38–50. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.heares.2014.11.008 
  • Boothalingam S & Purcell DW. (2015). Influence of the stimulus presentation rate on medial olivocochlear system assays. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137(2), 724-732. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4906250
  • Boothalingam S, Purcell DW & Scollie S. (2014). Influence of 100 Hz amplitude modulation on the human medial olivocochlear reflex. Neuroscience letters, 580, 56-61. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2014.07.048

Research Affiliations

Teaching Areas

  • Physiological measurements
  • Hearing Science


  • Ontario Early Researcher Award: 2009-14
  • Western Green Award: 2012
  • University Students’ Council Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence: 2008, 2011
  • Faculty of Health Sciences Recognition of Excellence (in Teaching): 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013

Professional Activities