Division of Psychology and Language Science
Chandler House, 2 Wakefield Street,
Language & Cognition
Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
My research focuses on
bi/multilingualism, on deaf children's spoken language development and on the role of gesture in language development. I am particularly interested in how children learn spoken English when English is an additional language at home. I am collaborating with colleagues in examining outcomes for deaf children and young people and in investigating the relationship between special educational needs, school exclusions and youth offending.
I use both qualitative and quantitative research methods (Conversation Analysis, questionnaire and interview techniques, experimental designs). Much of my work involves the collection, analysis and archiving of longitudinal video data sets.
Doctor of Philosophy
|University College London|
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
|University of South Africa, Pretoria|
Bachelor of Arts
Speech and Hearing Therapy
|University of the Witwatersrand|
- CAVA A Human Communication AudioVisual Archive
- Can singing training lead to better speech understanding, pitch perception and voice control for children with hearing impairment?
- Communication Intervention with Pre-school Deaf Children CIPDEC
- Effect of early intervention for permanent childhood hearing impairment on outcome at secondary school age.
- Exploration of factors to account for low language scores in English for deaf students for whom English is an additional language.
- Interactions between teachers and deaf children: misunderstandings, repair and the use of gesture.
- Language outcomes for cochlear-implanted children
- NatSIP/UCL/City/CRIDE Outcomes for Deaf Children project
- UCL BiLingo: A Bilingualism/Multilingualism Information and Education Service for London
- Using Video Reflection training to support staff to develop communication strategies for students with learning disabilities.
- Young Offenders Service Audit Project: an investigation of factors in the Learning Profile of Young Offenders that may predict their given Sentence.