Royal Holloway, University of London

Current Research Opportunities

Visitors and Post-doctoral scientists

LiLaC welcomes applications from scholars wishing to pursue research in the areas of typical and atypical language development. We are particularly keen to hear from individuals with an interest in investigating language processing using eye-movement techniques or developing interventions to support language and social development. Please contact Courtenay in the first instance. Potential sources of funding include:

Autism Speaks
British Academy
Nuffield Foundation
Wellcome Trust

Prospective PhD students

Individuals interested in pursuing a PhD in the field of developmental disorders of literacy, language or communication should contact Courtenaywith a brief (2 sides of A4) summary of the research proposal and a CV. Please contact the graduate school directly for information about application procedures.


Undergraduate students

Undergraduates wishing to obtain paid work experience over the summer holidays may find opportunities within the LiLaC lab. All students working in the lab with young people require an up-to-date Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Check. Interested students should contact Courtenay as early as possible to obtain the CRB check, discuss potential projects and funding options. These include:

Experimental Psychology Society
Nuffield Foundation
Wellcome Trust