Room F31, Psychology Building
- 7 George Square, Edinburgh
- Post code
- EH8 9JZ
Office hours: Wednesday 3-4pm and Thursday 1-2pm
If you are unable to make these set hours, please email me to arrange an appointment.
I received my PhD in Psychology in 2005 from Carnegie Mellon University and the interdisciplinary cognitive neuroscience program in the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition. My doctoral work combined behavioral experiments with computational modeling to study how auditory perception and language knowledge interact during speech perception. I then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Connecticut where I learned eye-tracking methods for on-line measurement of speech comprehension and began to study how semantic knowledge is organized in the mind. In 2009 I joined the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) and began my research on the neural organization of spoken language processing in individuals with language deficits following stroke (aphasia). I have taught in the Department of Psychology at Drexel University (2013-2016) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (2016-2019) while continuing my research collaboration with MRRI. I joined the University of Edinburgh in 2019.
I was a co-organizer of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (2016). I currently serve as an Associate Editor of Cognitive Science and as an Academic Editor of PLOS ONE.
- Sentence comprehension
- Linear mixed effects modeling
- Lesion-symptom mapping
Open to PhD supervision enquiries?
Current PhD students supervised
Past PhD students supervised
Current project grants
Functional Communication Deficits in Post-Stroke Aphasia (NIH/NIDCD R01DC017137), 09/2019 – 08/2024
Past project grants
Dynamics of spoken word comprehension in aphasia (NIH/NIDCD R01DC010805), 06/2010 – 11/2016
Effect of brain damage on oculomotor and cognitive dynamics (Albert Einstein Society Research Grant #09-13), 01/2010 – 07/2011