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Dr Rachael Hulme
Department of Experimental Psychology
26 Bedford Way
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  • Research Fellow
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences

2021 - Present   Research Fellow, Experimental Psychology, University College London

2018 - 2021       Research Fellow, Psychology, Aston University

2014 - 2018       PhD Experimental Psychology, University College London

2013 - 2014       MSc Cognitive Neuroscience, University of York

2007 - 2012       MA (Joint Hons) Psychology and French, University of Glasgow

Research Summary

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working with Professor Jenni Rodd on an ESRC-funded project investigating the factors that lead to high-quality lexical-semantic knowledge.

My previous research investigated how we learn new vocabulary through reading, and the different factors that can affect this process, such as the amount of exposure, spelling-to-sound mappings, and previous language experience. My PhD research examined incidental learning of new meanings for familiar words using web-based language learning experiments.

In my previous role I worked on a project funded by Aston University investigating the relationship between reading and vocabulary learning. Another project I have recently worked on focused on adults with low literacy. The project examined whether phonics courses can improve parents’ reading-related skills and ability to support their children’s reading.

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