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Principal Investigator

Professor Kathy Rastle
Professor of Cognitive Psychology​


Research interests: Skilled reading, morphology, speech perception and production, and language and literacy acquisition

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Postdoctoral Researchers


​Dr Maria Korochkina

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research interests: language (and in particular, word) acquisition; memory encoding, retention, & development; forgetting; sleep; ageing; reading; computational modelling


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Dr Anastasiya Lopukhina

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research interests: reading development, individual differences, language acquisition, open science 


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Dr Jon Carr

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research interests: Learning and induction; Bayesian modelling; reading behaviour; eye tracking; concepts and categorization; complexity and compression; language evolution; artificial language learning; statistical learning


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Dr Holly Cooper

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research interests: morphology, reading development, language acquisition, individual differences (namely, childhood trauma), emotion recognition


Dr Teng Guo

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research interests: reading acquisition, explicit instruction, statistical learning, writing systems


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PhD Students

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Mr Cheng-Yu Hsieh

Psychology PhD student (3rd Year)


Research interests: morphology, literacy acquisition, Chinese writing system, statistical learning, conceptual combination


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Lab Alumni

Dr Ana Ulicheva (now Pearson UK)
Dr Chloe Newbury (now ONS)
Dr Clare Lally (now UCL)
​Dr Jo Taylor (now UCL)
Dr Maria Ktori (now SISSA)
Dr Jakke Tamminen (now RHUL)
Dr Davide Crepaldi (now SISSA)
Dr Erin Hawkins (now Cambridge)
Dr Samantha McCormick (now RHUL)
Dr Betty Mousikou (now Springer Nature)
Dr Rebecca Lucas (now Roehampton)
Dr Lydia Vinals (now Ingress Health)
Ms Oxana Grosseck (now Donders)
Dr Rebecca Crowley (now RHUL)
Dr Benedetta Cevoli
Dr Rebecca Lawrence
Dr Adam Jowett 


Professor Max Coltheart (Macquarie University)
Dr Matt Davis (MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit)
Professor Anne Castles (Macquarie University)
Professor Kate Nation (Oxford)
Professor Chris Watkins (RHUL)
Professor Mark Aronoff (Stony Brook University)
Dr Aureliu Lavric (University of Exeter)
Professor Jeremy Tree (Swansea University)
Professor Chang Lee (Sogang University)
Professor Marco Marelli (University of Milano-Bicocca)
Professor Marc Brysbaert (Ghent University)

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