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Dr Rebecca Frost

Senior Lecturer in Psychology




I completed my PhD in Psychology in 2014 at Lancaster University on the topic of sleep and language acquisition. I then worked as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Lancaster University (2014-2017) and at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, Netherlands (2017-2021).

I joined Edge Hill University as a Senior Lecturer in July 2021.

My expertise lies in cognition and cognitive development, with a special interest in language acquisition and statistical learning.

Research Interests

My research investigates the cognitive mechanisms that support language acquisition, and examines the way these develop in children. I am particularly interested in the way that learners draw on patterns of information in the world around them (statistical learning). I am also interested in the way that learning is supported by sleep​.


I currently teach on the following modules (2023/2024):

PSY4107: Developmental Psychology (Module Leader)

PSY2112: Developmental Psychology

PSY4313: Research Methods and Data Analysis

EDP1001: Introduction to Educational Psychology  

PSY3135: Psychology Dissertation

PhD Supervision: Katja Stärk (MPI for Psycholinguistics)