DPhil Neurophysiology (Oxon), BA Mathematical Sciences (Open), BSc Genetics (UCL)

Visiting address

Phone: +852 34429186

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


Jan Schnupp graduated from University College London with a Bachelor in Genetics in 1990 and obtained a doctorate in Neurophysiology from the University of Oxford in 1996 and a bachelor in mathematical sciences from the Open University in 2006. He was a junior research fellow at Christ Church, Oxford and a visiting research fellow at the University of Wisconsin at Madison before joining the faculty of the University of Oxford in 2002, where he was promoted to Professor in 2010. In 2016, Jan joined the faculty of City University of Hong Kong.

Research Interests/Areas

  • neural mechanisms of auditory perception
  • sensory plasticity and adaptation to the auditory environment
  • auditory prosthetics

Jan is interested in how sensory processing interpret auditory inputs to the brain are transformed to underpin subjective perceptual qualities of sound such as pitch, timbre and sound source location, and how the brain learns to adapt to the statistical structure of the sounds in our environment to form efficient neural representations of sound and to support auditory scene analysis.