We’re delighted that Dr Rachael Hulme has rejoined the lab as a Postdoctoral Researcher working on our @ESRC project looking at the factors that lead to high-quality lexical-semantic knowledge
Rachael comes to us from Aston where she worked with Dr Jo Taylor and Dr Laura Shapiro on a project exploring vocabulary learning through reading.
Before that Rachael completed her PhD in vocabulary learning here in at UCL with Prof Jenni Rodd
She has recently published an important paper in PeerJ that reveals how immediate testing can boost retention of new vocabulary that is learned through story reading
She has also shown how incidental vocabulary learning from stories is influenced by the number of repetition of the critical words within the stories.