UCL Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre


Valeria Vinogradova

I have received a 1+3 MRes/PhD in Psychology from the University of East Anglia (UEA) under the supervision of Dr Velia Cardin (DCAL, UCL), Prof. John Spencer (UEA) and Dr Louise Ewing (UEA). My MRes and PhD research included behavioural and neuroimaging studies of executive function, language and temporal processing in deaf individuals. I am primarily interested in the associations between language and cognition in deaf individuals. At DCAL, I work with Dr Cardin on research on functional brain connectivity, investigating how language experience relates to neural processing in deaf individuals.

Prior to joining Dr Cardin’s Deafness and Neural Plasticity Lab, I studied Linguistics, worked as a research assistant on a project on sign bilingualism and worked as a sign language interpreter in Moscow, Russia. I have conducted research on sign language typology and helped to create a database of regional variation in Russian Sign Language. I continue working on sociolinguistic variation in Russian Sign Language in my free time.