Director of Studies in Psychological & Behavioural Sciences
- PhD and MSc in Psycholinguistics, University of Edinburgh
- BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh
My research investigates the psychology and neuroscience of human language comprehension. I am interested in how humans are able to rapidly understand each other, why it is that misinterpretations sometimes arise and what the cognitive and neural mechanisms are that best explain variability between individuals.
I use methods from experimental psychology, psycholinguistics and cognitive neuroscience, to test cognitive theories and to learn more about the brain networks (both language-selective and domain-general) that support successful language comprehension.
After studying at the University of Edinburgh I held research posts at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the University of Stirling and the University of Leeds. I am now an Investigator Scientist at the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. I joined Murray Edwards as Director of Studies in Psychological and Behavioural Sciences in 2021.