2020-Present: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Warwick
Project: Language learning from syntactic priming
Funding sponsor: Leverhulme Trust (PI: Katherine Messenger)
2020-Present: Associate Fellow, Warwick Institute of Advanced Study
Additional position at the University of Warwick
Autumn 2019: Visiting Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Project: Investigating syntactic priming across modalities
Funding sponsor: EPS Study Visit Grant
2015-2016: Research Assistant, University of Warwick
2016-2019: PhD, University of Birmingham
Thesis: Syntactic and lexical processing in healthy ageing
Funding sponsor: ESRC doctoral studentship
2015-2016: MSc Psychological Research, University of Warwick
Thesis: Ageing and syntactic representations
2012-2015: BSc Psychology, University of Warwick
Awarded first class honours
Undergraduate Research Support Scheme, University of Warwick (2021)
Funding to support an undergraduate student’s summer research placement (~£1,000; as supervisor).
Economic Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Studentship (2016 - 2019)
Studentship awarded to support my PhD education and research – included the payment of university fees, a monthly stipend and an annual allowance for research costs (~£60,000; as PI).
Awarded for a three-month research visit to the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Radboud University, The Netherlands (~£2,000; as PI).
Liberal Arts and Natural Science (LANS) Summer Research Studentship (2018)
Awarded by the University of Birmingham LANS programme to employ a research assistant on the project “Understanding language decline in ageing” (£2,624; as PI).
Awarded to contribute towards the cost of attending the 4th International Conference of Aging and Cognition in Zurich (£500).
Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) President's Commendation (2018). Awarded for the best poster presentation at the Spring Meeting (£50).
Best Talk at the Warwick Psychology Postgraduate Research Day (2016). Awarded by the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick.
Simon Heywood Research Project Prize (2014). Awarded by the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick (£50).
Postgraduate supervisor (2018-Present)
I am currently supervising an MSc research student at the University of Warwick. I previously co-supervised a MA student at the University of Adger (Norway).
Undergraduate supervisor (2017-Present)
I currently supervise two undergraduate students at the University of Warwick as part of the department’s Psychology Research Skills Development Scheme. I will be supervising a further student in the summer of 2021 as part of the university’s Undergraduate Student Research Placement scheme. During my PhD at the University of Birmingham, I co-supervised six undergraduate students during the data collection, analysis and writing stages of their undergraduate dissertation projects.
Guest Lecturer (2018-Present)
Lecturing at the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham on the Psychology undergraduate modules ‘Introduction to Psycholinguistics’ and ‘Neuroscience and Society’ (delivered online) and the postgraduate (MSc) module ‘Public Engagement with Psychological Research’.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Birmingham (2016-2019)
Responsibilities include leading seminar workshops and discussions, and marking of student assignments (undergraduate modules: ‘Research Methods A’; ‘Introduction to Language and Memory’; ‘Neurobiology of Mental Illness’).
Ad-hoc Reviewer (2019-Present)
Journal article reviewing: Current Directions in Psychological Science; Journal of Memory and Language; Scientific Reports; Frontiers in Psychology; Frontiers in Communication; Language and Cognition; Lingua. Conference abstract reviewing: Many Paths to Language.
Co-founder and Organiser, R-Ladies Coventry (2020-Present)
I organise and host regular meet-ups (currently online) designed to promote diversity and inclusivity in the R coding community.
External Seminar Organiser, University of Birmingham (2018-2019)
Organiser of the Language and Cognition seminar series in the School of Psychology.
Co-developer, Stats Guru for R (2017)
I was involved in the development of an app designed to teach students basic statistical analyses in R (app downloadable here).
Organiser, The 5th Midlands ESRC Student Conference (2017)
Co-organised a one-day conference event to bring together student researchers across the Midlands.