The role of prior lexical knowledge in children’s and adults’ word learning from stories

Children and adults benefit from a new word’s phonological neighbours during explicit vocabulary instruction, suggesting that related prior knowledge supports learning across development. This study examined lexical neighbourhood structure during …

When the wabon flew to the intergalatic zoo: Accessing prior lexical knowledge in explicit and incidental word learning

Guest speaker at the *Language, Learning, & Cognition Lab* meeting, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Learn, Sleep, Recall, Repeat

Talk for Memrise's *MemTalks* series on the benefits of sleep for language learning.

Sleep-associated consolidation in app-based language learning

We test whether sleep-associated memory benefits are observable in naturalistic language learning.

Sleep-associated consolidation in app-based language learning

Virtual poster presentation at the upcoming Cognitive Science Society meeting.

Sleep-associated consolidation in app-based language learning

Ongoing; ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship research

Sleep‐dependent consolidation in children with comprehension and vocabulary weaknesses: it’ll be alright on the night?

We present new evidence that poor comprehenders’ encoding difficulties extend beyond word meanings and into the phonological domain; but that consolidation mechanisms remain intact.

From ZZZs to AAAs: Why Sleep Is an Important Part of Your Study Schedule

Science for kids, edited by kids. Part of the collection *Everything you and your teachers need to know about the learning brain.*

Individual differences in word learning and consolidation

2014--2019: PhD research with Dr Lisa Henderson and Prof. Gareth Gaskell

Offline consolidation supersedes prior knowledge benefits in children's (but not adults') word learning

The relative contributions of different learning mechanisms may change across the lifespan.