I joined UCL as a Masters student in 2014 and have been a member of the LiLaC lab since 2016, when I started an ESRC-funded PhD. I am interested in individual differences in language development and how language impairment impacts mental health, learning and wellbeing. I am also interested in intervention development and evaluation, particularly in how technology may be able to make interventions more accessible to help those with complex neurodevelopmental conditions. I am also member of Autistica’s Language and Communication Study Group.
My PhD explored expressive language development in minimally verbal autistic pre-schoolers. I conducted a longitudinal study investigating what predicts individual differences in expressive language development, in particular the role of speech production skills. I also created and piloted an app which delivered a speech sound intervention.
My teaching responsibilities mainly focus on helping to deliver the undergraduate Research Methods curriculum, using the R programming language.
Literacy, Language & Communication Laboratory (http://www.lilac-lab.org/)