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Researcher in Voice Sciences ?


Cliquez ici pour la vidéoWhat is a researcher in Voice Sciences ? What do we study ? I prepared a video for the ceremony of CNRS Bronze Medal in October 2013. This video  will give you an overview of my research interests (in French). 

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Who am I ?

I am a researcher of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), in its Institute of Human and Social Sciences (INSHS - CNRS).

My research projects deal with the physiological and physical understanding of human voice (in speech and singing). The disciplinary fields of interest are acoustics, aerodynamics and aeroacoustics of human voice production, signal processing of human voice signal, acoustical and clinical phonetics, and singing voice.

In particular, I've worked on acoustical and electroglottographical  analysis of speech and singing voice productions, on glottal flow modelling and inverse filtering techniques, on spectral estimation and perceptual evaluation of glottal source parameters, source-filter interaction, and singing voice as a tool for learning a foreign language.

About singing voice, I've worked on adult lyrical singing, Contemporary-Commercial-Music styles of singing, Bulgarian female singing, and Sardinian traditional polyphony.

Curriculum Vitae

Born the 22nd of June 1974 at Strasbourg (France)  
French nationality, married, three children


  • Normalienne (ENS Cachan, Fundamental Physics Dpt., 1994-98),
  • Agrégée de Sciences Physiques (high-level teaching degree, 1997),
  • MSc in Fundamental Physics (ENS Cachan et Université d’Orsay, 1998),
  • PhD thesis in Musical Acoustics (Université Paris 6, 2001).

Current Position:

  • Researcher Director at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Department Humanities and Social Sciences, section Language Sciences
  • Head of Speech and Cognition Department, GIPSA-lab


  • Speech and Cognition Department (ex ICP),

    GIPSA-lab (Grenoble Image Parole Signal, Automatique), Grenoble, France

Core compentencies and research interests:

  • physiology and physics of human voice production
  • signal processing of human voice signal

  • acoustical and clinical phonetics

  • singing voice


  • 2013 Bronze Medal of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) 

Memberships :

  • French Acoustical Society  (SFA)

  • European Acoustical Society  (EAA)

  • French Society of Phoniatry  (SFP&Co)

  • French Ethnomusicology Society (SFE)

  • International Association Collegium Medicorum Theatri (CoMET)
  • French Singing Teacher Association (AFPC)
  • French-speaking Association for Spoken Communication (AFCP)

Scientific boards :

  • Substitute deleguate in the Management Committee of European action COST 2103 Advanced Voice Function Assessment

  • Treasurer of the Musical Acoustics Group of SFA

  • Member of board of directors of ICVPB (International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics)

  • Member of Advisory Board of PEVOC (Pan-European Voice Conference)

Peer reviewer:

  • Associate Editor for Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology  (groupe Taylor&Francis)

Departement : Parole et Cognition

Teams :  VSLD (Voice, Linguistic Systems and Dialectology)

Domaine Universitaire
11 rue des Mathématiques - BP 46
38402 Saint Martin d'Hères cedex

Office : B366

Mail : nathalie.henrich@gipsa-lab.grenoble-inp.fr
Tel : 04 76 57 45 34
Fax : 33 (0)4 76 57 47 10

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