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Senior Research Fellow, Western Sydney University

I completed my PhD in Linguistics from the University of Connecticut in 2013, with a dissertation on children's development of linguistic meaning. I subsequently took up a postdoctoral position in the Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique in Paris, France, followed by another postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders at Macquarie University. I am currently the Research Theme Fellow in the Education and Work: Access, Equity and Pathways research theme at Western Sydney University. I have extensive experience conducting experimental linguistics research with young children and adults. My research has been published in high impact cognitive science/psychology journals such as PNAS, Cognition, and Frontiers in Psychology, as well as specialised linguistics journals such as Language Acquisition, Journal of Child Language, and Journal of Semantics. I have given invited and peer reviewed conference presentations internationally, and have also supervised HDR students in Education, Linguistics, and Cognitive Science at the Masters and PhD level in France and Australia.


  • –present
    Senior Research Fellow, Western Sydney University


  • 2013 
    University of Connecticut, PhD in Linguistics