I’m currently studying Psychology in my third year at Royal Holloway University, my main interests lie within Neuroscience and how the brain develops and adapts at a neurological level. The unique ways in which communication is adapted and individuals tailor their use of language fascinates me, and I am interested in developmental research regarding differences in language acquisition and engagement. Outside of studying I enjoy art and illustration, and I’m never far away from my sketchbook and a cup of tea.
As a third year Psychology BSc student, I have a wide range of interests in the field. These include social, abnormal, and cognitive psychology. I am, however, particularly fascinated by language: its acquisition, use as a social and pragmatic tool, and development over the lifespan. Growing up in a bilingual household, I have always been interested by how language learning and use comes very easily to some and is incredibly challenging for others. I also find the evolution of regional accents and dialects very intriguing, I have very much enjoyed hearing the huge range of these on campus!
In my spare time, I am a full-time shutterbug – I love to explore London with my trusty camera and share my discoveries online!
I am currently studying Psychology at Royal Holloway University which I am loving! I have just finished my second year and am looking forward to beginning my final year on the undergraduate course in September. I am particularly interested in developmental research surrounding early infant communication through to language acquisition. I am so excited to be working in the N-CoDe lab to be studying the influence of curiosity on word learning, and if this influence differs in those with reading disorders. This work is funded via a departmental Outstanding Student Research Bursary.
Outside of studying, I love reading and baking too! In particular, I love experimenting with my baking attempting to come up with vegan alternatives to my favourite cakes and treats!