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About me

I completed my PhD at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL.  I then worked as a post-doc at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge with Dr Matthew H Davis and at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience with Professor Sophie Scott and Dr Mairead MacSweeney.  I joined the psychology department at Westminster in March 2017.

Teaching

I am the module leader for cognitive and clinical research methods for the BSc in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience.  I also contribute to a variety of other modules including: Cognitive Psychology; Brain, Mind & Behaviour; Evolution of Language, Communication & Consciousness; Music & the Mind; Psychology of Education; Cognitive Disorders; Psychological Research at Westminster.  

Research

My work applies machine learning techniques to the analysis of human brain imaging to provide novel insights into how the brain comprehends language, specifically auditory speech, visual speech and sign language.   This is addressed from two perspectives: (1) How the brain adapts to different language signals and (2) How brain systems differ between individuals.