Congratulations to Dr Hannah Betts who passed her viva with very minor corrections on Monday 14th May 2018. Her thesis is on ‘Retuning lexical-semantic representations on the basis of recent experience’. Thanks to Dr Jane Warren and Dr Matt Davis who were Hannah’s examiners.
Interested in joining The Word Lab? Dr Jenni Rodd is looking to recruit a PhD student to work on a project on ‘Using natural language environments to study vocabulary
development across the lifespan’, starting October 2018.
Further information about the project is available here: Leverhulme Doctoral Training Programme for the Ecological Study of the Brain
Further information about the studentship is available here: http://ecologicalbrain.org/prospective-students/
Please note that the deadline to apply for the studentship is: 28th March 2018
Interested applicants should contact Dr Jenni Rodd in the first instance: j.rodd(at)ucl.ac.uk
Interested in joining The Word Lab? Dr Jenni Rodd is looking to recruit PhD students to work on language comprehension/learning for October 2018 entry.
Funding is available through competitive ESRC Studentships, application for which is now open:
The deadline for preliminary applications for funding through this scheme is TUESDAY 9 JANUARY 2018 at 4.00pm (GMT).
Potential applicants are encouraged to get in touch: j.rodd(at)ucl.ac.uk
Eva Poort’s preregistered article entitled ‘The cognate facilitation effect in bilingual lexical decision is influenced by task demands’ has been approved by the Centre for Open Science for entry into the Preregistration Challenge (Experiment 2 of the paper was preregistered through the Open Science Framework). Eva is eligible to win a $1000 award in the next awards round on January 1, 2018.
Eva was recently interviewed about her first experience of preregistration, you can read the interview in full here: The “Preregistration Challenge” – Interview with Eva Poort
Eva Poort has been awarded a Study Visit Grant from the Experimental Psychology Society and will shortly be leaving on a 3-month study visit to Ghent University to work alongside Professor Marc Brysbaert. Congratulations, Eva!
The Word Lab’s very own Dr Jenni Rodd was featured in a blog series by the Department of Experimental Psychology at UCL celebrating the achievements of female researchers in honour of International Women’s Day on 8th March.
Dr Jenni Rodd will be working at the MRC CBU in Cambridge as a Visiting Scientist in November/December 2016.
The Word Lab’s very own Dr Jenni Rodd was recently featured on an episode of The Allusionist podcast entitled ‘This Is Your Brain On Language’.
Listen to the podcast here:
We are pleased to announce that Dr Jenni Rodd, the Principle Investigator in the Word Lab, has been promoted to Reader. Congratulations, Jenni!