Postdoctoral researcher, Bournemouth University

I obtained a BA degree in Psychology from the University of Sofia (Bulgaria) in 2013 and an MSc degree in Linguistics from the University of Potsdam (Germany) in 2015. During my Master's degree, I also did study visits at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Groningen (the Netherlands). I completed my PhD degree in Psychology at Bournemouth University between 2015 - 2018.

In my research, I am using eye-tracking to study how readers process words and sentences, and how attention is allocated in this process. Most of my research focuses on how different environmental sounds, such as speech, noise or music may affect reading processes. By recording people's eyes while they read, it is possible to understand how different sounds affect reading efficiency in real time. This allows us to get a glimpse at what makes background sounds distracting and, one day, get a better understanding of how to minimize this distraction in real-world settings.

Experience

  • –present
    Postdoctoral researcher, Bournemouth University

Education

  • 2019 
    Bournemouth University, Psychology (PhD)