Dr. Saloni Krishnan, Lab Director
I am a lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London. I lead the N-CoDe Lab. My research focuses on how language is represented in the brain, and how organisation this might differ in those with developmental speech and language disorders, like DLD or stuttering.
I initially qualified as a speech and language therapist in India, and practised as a clinician in both India and Dubai. I completed my PhD at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London. After my PhD, I held postdoctoral positions at UCL and Oxford. While at the University of Oxford, I was a Junior Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College and a stipendiary lecturer at Lady Margaret Hall.
In 2021, I won the BPS Developmental Section Neil O’Connor Award for my neuroimaging work on children with DLD. I also received a commendation in the individual researcher category from the British Neuroscience Association (Credibility in Neuroscience Prize).
Outside of work, I’m currently watching language development in the wild, seeing my young daughter grow up. I also love cocktails, travelling, and all things to do with cake. My guilty pleasure is reading – I can’t put a book down once I start it, even if it’s terrible!
I am a PhD student in the N-CoDe lab investigating and enhancing motivation for reading, working in collaboration with the Reading Agency. I am funded via an ESRC studentship. I am currently examining the cognitive and neural bases of reward and motivation when reading. Outside of work I enjoy a good book, a good film, a wonder around a city finishing with a cup of tea or a cocktail.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
I am starting my third year studying Psychology at Royal Holloway University and I am absolutely loving it. I am very interested in neuroscience, particularly understanding the relationships between brain and behaviour. I also love working with children and find developmental research fascinating.
Outside of studying I love all things active, from a good long walk to training lacrosse with my team. I also love travelling and trying all sorts of new foods… although nothing will beat sushi.
I am a third year psychology student at Royal Holloway. I am very interested in the neuroscience of behaviour and how the brain develops throughout childhood. This motivates me to help and work with children who have neurodevelopmental disorders after I graduate. In my spare time I love to swim and hang out with my friends!