Royal Holloway, University of London

Current Studies

Spoken word recognition in developmental disorders: tracking links between sound and meaning

The Wellcome Trust has recently awarded a Biomedical Vacation Scholarship to RHUL undergraduate Jocelyn Fleming. Joss and Courtenay will be running the study over an 8-week period during July-August 2009. We are recruiting young people with language impairment, autism spectrum disorder and typical language development to take part. Find out more by clicking here OR by contacting Courtenay directly.


Previous Studies


Social Well-being: Tracking the Links to Language

Before Courtenay came to RHUL, she held a New Career Development Fellowship at the University of Oxford, funded by the Nuffield Foundation. This project ran from 2004-2007 and was done in collaboration with Professor Kate Nation. A summary of the study and the main findings can be found here

Cues to word learning in autism spectrum disorders

This project was funded by NAAR-Autism Speaks and awarded to Professor Kate Nation and Courtenay. The project ran from 2006-2007 in parallel with the final year of the NCDF. A summary of this work can be found here.