Welcome to my website!
I am a psycholinguist interested in how speaking two languages (bilingualism) or two dialects (bi-dialectalism) affects children’s lexical, grammatical, pragmatic-communicative, and non-verbal cognitive skills. My broader research interests lie in language acquisition, pragmatic-communicative, and non-linguistic cognitive development (in typical and atypical populations), language processing, the interplay between language, pragmatics, and other non-linguistic cognitive skills in children and adults, (experimental) semantics and pragmatics.
In the current academic year (2016-2017), I have been employed as an occasional lecturer at University College London (teaching the course “Semantic-Pragmatic Development“), casual lecturer at the University of Cambridge (teaching the “Experimenting with Meaning” master’s seminar) and adjunct faculty member (tutor) at the Hellenic Open University (teaching the distance-learning postgraduate course “Language Development“).
In the previous year (2015-2016), I was a Wiener-Anspach postdoctoral fellow at the Université libre de Bruxelles as part of the project “Bilingualism, pragmatics, and cognition in children with autism”. This research was in collaboration with Dr Napoleon Katsos and Dr Mikhail Kissine and was part of a wider project on “Autism in Context: Theory and Experiment” (ACTE) led by Dr Mikhail Kissine at the Université libre de Bruxelles.
In the past, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics in Cambridge University as part of the project “The impact of bilingualism and bi-dialectalism on linguistic and cognitive development” led by Dr Napoleon Katsos and Dr Mikhail Kissine (though, note that I am still actively involved in the project).
You can find a one-page description of my research here.
For a short CV click here.
In my free time I enjoy doing sports, particularly playing football, running, and reading about politics. You can read about some of my other activities here.
Feel free to explore the site! You can also find me on the ACTE’s website at the Université libre de Bruxelles, on the website of my former department at the University of Cambridge, on Academia, ResearchGate, LinkedIn, and Facebook.