UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Dr Jane Warren

Dr Jane Warren



  • Lecturer in Acquired Language and Communication Disorders
    Language & Cognition
    Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL


My research to date has focused on the functional organisation of brain regions supporting language processes in healthy individuals and in people with acquired language disorders such as aphasic stroke, using a combination of behavioural and functional neuroimaging research methods. My research work has followed three lines of enquiry:

  • Investigating the functional organisation of the normal language system, with particular attention to language comprehension.
  • Investigating compensatory processes engaged in the healthy brain when language processing is difficult.
  • Investigating changes in the organisation of the language system following brain lesions such as aphasic stroke and the neural changes that contribute to functional recovery from aphasia.

Current and planned research centres on investigation of higher-order aspects of language comprehension, such as ambiguity resolution and inference-making, in healthy and aphasic populations.

Award year Qualification Institution
2016 FHEA
Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
Higher Education Academy
2013 DIC
Diploma of the Imperial College
Cognitive Neuroscience
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
2013 PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Cognitive Neuroscience
University of London
1994 MBBS hons
Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (Honours)
University of Adelaide

I trained as a neurologist in Australia before relocating to the UK and undertaking a PhD in language neuroscience at Imperial College London. After completing my PhD I moved to a post-doctoral research position in the Department of Experimental Psychology at UCL, and then took up the post of Lecturer within the Department of Language & Communication. 


aphasia|*|functional neuroimaging|*|higher-order comprehension|*|language and thought|*|neurobiology of language|*|rehabilitation