Language

Language

Back row (left to right): Dr Teresa Schubert, Dr Trudy Krajenbrink, Dr Nora Fieder, Ms Oksana Lyalka, Ms Inga Hameister, Ms Solène Hameau. Front row (left to right): Dr Shiree Heath, Ms Catherine Mason, Professor Lyndsey Nickels, Ms Ana Murteira, Ms Margaret Ryan.
Back row (left to right): Dr Teresa Schubert, Dr Trudy Krajenbrink, Dr Nora Fieder, Ms Oksana Lyalka, Ms Inga Hameister, Ms Solène Hameau.
Front row (left to right): Dr Shiree Heath, Ms Catherine Mason, Professor Lyndsey Nickels, Ms Ana Murteira, Ms Margaret Ryan.

Language Research Group

The Language Research Group within the Department of Cognitive Science showcases the collaborative effort of researchers investigating language processing and representation, including bilingual language. The Program has a particular focus on using cognitive neuropsychological methods to explore spoken and written word production, with studies conducted across three interrelated strands of investigation - each addressing a key research question:

THEORY: What are the processes underlying particular language functions? These studies develop and/or evaluate theories of language processing using evidence from both unimpaired and disordered language.

IMPAIRMENT: In what ways can these language processes be impaired? These studies investigate how linguistic processes are affected by language disorder during development or following brain injury.

TREATMENT: How do specific treatments affect particular impaired language processes? These studies investigate and evaluate the factors affecting treatment efficacy for language and communication disorders.

The Language Research Group also has links with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), and in particular the CCD's Language Program. We are also looking for people to participate in Aphasia Research.

Projects

Our people

Research Group Leader

  • Professor Lyndsey Nickels

Current Researchers

  • Professor Lyndsey Nickels
  • Dr Saskia Kohnen
  • Dr Teresa Schubert
  • Dr Karen Croot 
  • Dr Trudy Krajenbrink

Current Students

  • Ms Polly Barr
  • Ms Solène Hameau
  • Ms Inga Hameister
  • Ms Cathy Taylor-Rubin
  • Mrs Ana Murteira
  • Ms Leanne Ruggero
  • Ms Alexa von Hagen 
  • Ms Ella Creet
  • Ms Hanh Nguyen 
  • Dr Karen Croot

Alumni

  • Dr Danielle Colenbrander
  • Dr Vishnu Kaleeckal Krishnankutty Nair
  • Dr Yvette Kezilas 
  • Dr Anastasiia Romanova 
  • Dr Rimke Groenewold
  • Dr Vania de Aguiar
  • Dr Adria Rofes
  • Dr Leigh Fernandez

Current Administrative Staff

  • Dr Trudy Krajenbrink

Current External Associates

  • Dr Britta Biedermann
  • Dr Nora Fieder
  • Dr Karen Smith-Lock 
  • Professor Wendy Best 
  • Dr Scott Barnes

Contact Us

If you are interested in working in the lab as an intern, research assistant, honours student, PhD student or postdoctoral fellow, please email Professor Lyndsey Nickels, who will assist you with your enquiry.

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