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- Reader in Experimental Psychology
- Experimental Psychology
- Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
- Faculty of Brain Sciences
1993 – 1996 BA Hons in Natural Sciences, First Class Honours. University of Cambridge
1996 – 1997 MSc in Cognitive Science and Natural Language, Distinction. University of Edinburgh
1997 – 2000 PhD, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge.
2000 – 2003 Research Fellow, Dept of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge. Funded by Peterhouse, Cambridge
2003 – 2006 Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow, University College London
2006 - 2012 Lecturer, University College London
2012 - Present Senior Lecturer , University College London
am interested in how the human mind (and brain) is able to understand spoken
and written language.
My current research focus is on the role of learning mechanisms in language comprehension. We study how adult listeners learn entirely new word meanings, but also how they adjust their representations of words and their meaning on the basis of their recent experience with these words to improve later communication.
I study these questions using behavioural paradigms (particularly web-based experiments that allow testing for large populations of language users), as well as using techniques such as fMRI and TMS that give insights into the underlying neural mechanisms.
I am the Faculty of Brain Sciences Tutor for Postgraduate Taught Students
I contribute to the BSc Psychology, BSc Psychology and Language Sciences and several masters programmes
|2000||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy – Cognitive Neuroscience||University of Cambridge|
|1997||MSc||Master of Science – Cognitive Science||University of Edinburgh|
|1996||BA Hons||Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – Psychology||University of Cambridge|