Word learning in the context of semantic prior knowledge: Evidence of interference from feature-based neighbours in children and adults

The presence of phonological neighbours facilitates word-form learning, suggesting that prior phonological knowledge supports vocabulary acquisition. We tested whether prior semantic knowledge similarly benefits word learning by teaching …

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

Children and adults benefit from a new word’s phonological neighbors during explicit vocabulary instruction, suggesting that related prior knowledge can support new learning. This study examined the influence of lexical neighborhood 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