Room S31, Psychology Building
- 7 George Square, Edinburgh
- Post code
- EH8 9JZ
My Office Hours are 10-11 on Tuedays.
Language provides a code for learning and teaching new ideas. I study the mental representations and mechanisms that people use to translate concepts and ideas into words and sentences, with a primary focus on how these abilities develop in children.
I supervise postgraduate and undergraduate students on a range of topics related to the above interests. For undergraduates, I teach the Developmental Psychology component of Psychology 1, and an Honours course on Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience: Infancy. I am also the Convener of our Honours (3rd and 4th year) programme.
If you are a parent interested in learning more about our child development research, you might want to check out the Wee Science website. For students/researchers, the RabLab website has further details on current research programs, as well as publications. If you are interested in conducting research in the lab -- as a student or volunteer research assistant -- please email me. Twitter-types can also follow me.
- I am looking to accept at least one PhD student this year, to start in the Autumn of 2023. Topics that I'd be particularly excited to supervise include: studying the psycholinguistics of how children produce their first words and sentences, fNIRS studies of language processing in infants and toddlers, polysemy, and meta-science/replicability in developmental psychology. I accept applications through Psychology, as well as through the CDT in Natural Language Processing.
Rabagliati, H., Ferguson, B., & Lew-Williams, C. (2019).The profile of abstract rule learning in infancy. Meta-analytic and experimental evidence. Developmental Science.
Srinivasan, M., Berner, C., & Rabagliati, H. (2019). Children’s use of polysemy to structure new word meanings. Journal of Experimental Psychology (General).
Lindsay, L., Gambi, C. & Rabagliati, H. (2019). Preschoolers optimize the timing of their conversational turns through flexible coordination of language comprehension and production. Psychological Science.
See Research Explorer for more.
- Work in the RabLab is generously supported by an award from the ESRC. Previous funding has included grants from the Leverhulme Trust, the ESRC, and the Newton Foundation. We are very grateful for this support.
- Wee Science is committed to increasing its public engagement, through talks and events with both practitioners and the general public. Please get in contact if you would like to arrange for someone to talk about the science of child development at your school, nursery, or other group.
- See Research Explorer for more.
I am looking to accept at least one PhD student this year. Topics that I'd be particularly excited to supervise include: studying the psycholinguistics of language production in very young children, fNIRS studies of language processing in infants and toddlers, polysemy, and meta-science/repicability in developmental psychology. I accept applications through Psychology, as well as through the CDT in Natural Language Processing.
Current PhD students supervised
Language development and processing, with a particular focus on meaning. Cognitive Development. Psycholinguistics in neurodevelopmental conditions.