Hello! I am a teaching-focussed lecturer in Psychology at Queen Mary University of London. I am passionate about teaching and investigating means to improve on it, in particular relating to the teaching of research methods and academic writing. Outside of this, my general research interests lie in speech perception and production, second language learning, sociolinguistics, and combinations of these.
Before starting at QMUL, I taught various modules across the BSc/MSci Psychology and Language Sciences and the MSc Speech and Language Sciences as well as doing other ad hoc teaching in the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences at UCL. I also worked as a lab manager for the Language Learning Lab with Dr Elizabeth Wonnacott, and worked as a data manager and project manager for the Ecological Language project under Prof Gabriella Vigliocco.
I completed my PhD in the Language Learning Lab in the Department of Language & Cognition at UCL, supervised by Dr Elizabeth Wonnacott and Dr Bronwen G. Evans. My PhD research focussed on how children learn new sounds of a second or foreign language, and in particular the vowels. What I tried to find out was how differences in the training method and training input affected their learning patterns, and how children differed from adults in this.