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Research interests

  • Functional neural organisation of language processing, including phonology, syntax & semantics
  • Audio-visual speech processing
  • Sign language processing
  • Speechreading (i.e., lipreading)
  • Reading
  • D/deafness
  • Language experience
  • Cortical plasticity

Methodological knowledge

Behavioural studies

Event-related brain potentials (ERPs)

Structural & functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI/fMRI)

Functional brain connectivity (Dynamic Causal Modeling (DCM), Psycho-physiological interaction (PPI))


MSc Neuroimaging for Clinical & Cognitive Neuroscience (NCCN; Course Director)

  • Cognitive Psychology for Clinical Neuroscience (PSYC60121)
  • Image Analysis (PSYC60131)
  • Advanced Image Analysis (PSYC60122)
  • Cognitive & Social Neuroscience (PSYC60132)
  • Clinical & Behavioural Neuroscience (PSYC60142); module leader

BSc (Hons) Psychology 

  • Non-verbal Communication (PSYC31181); module leader
  • Introduction to the Psychology of Language & Communication (PSYC10411)

My collaborations

Prof Ruth Campbell (ESRC Deafness Cognition & Language (DCAL) Deputy Director (retired), UCL)

Dr Velia Cardin (ESRC Deafness Cognition & Language (DCAL), UCL)

Dr Joseph Devlin (Neurobiology of Language Lab Director, UCL)

Dr Mairead MacSweeney (ESRC Deafness Cognition & Language (DCAL) Co-Director, UCL) 

Prof Helen Neville (Brain Development Lab Director, University of Oregon)

Dr Eleni Orfanidou (Psychology, University of Crete) 

Prof Jerker Rönnberg (Swedish Institute for Disability Research and Linnaeus Centre HEAD Director, University of Linköping)

Dr Mary Rudner (Swedish Institute for Disability Research (SIDR), University of Linkoping)

Prof Bencie Woll (ESRC Deafness Cognition & Language (DCAL) Director, UCL) 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing


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