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.
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)