CV

EMPLOYMENT

  • 2016 – … Postdoctoral Researcher, Speech and Brain Research Group, Dept. of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
  • 2017 – … Junior Research Fellow, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford
  • 2016 – … Stipendiary Lecturer in Psychology, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford
  • 2015 – 2016 Postdoctoral Researcher, Oxford Study of Children’s Communication Impairments (OSCCI), Dept. of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
  • 2014 – 2015 Research Associate, Speech Communication GroupInstitute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL
  • 2010 – 2014 Graduate Teaching AssistantBirkbeck, University of London
  • 2009 – 2010 Speech and Language TherapistLexicon Reading Centre, Dubai, UAE

EDUCATION

  • 2010 – 2014 PhD   “The contribution of oromotor proficiency to language production over development”, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London
  • 2008 – 2009 MSc Cognitive Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuropsychology (Distinction), Joint program – UCL & Birkbeck, University of London
  • 2004 – 2008 BASLP Bachelor of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (First), Manipal University, India

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • 2017 “Identifying the neural network abnormalities underlying developmental language disorders” to Professors Kate Watkins & Dorothy Bishop, Medical Research Council, Role: co-author and named postdoctoral researcher  (~£700,000)
  • 2015 “Optimising Learning in Children with Language Impairment”, Goodger and Schorstein Scholarship for Postdoctoral Researchers in Medical Sciences, University of Oxford, Role: PI (£2000)
  • 2012  “Exploring auditory and motor strategies for language learning in children with Williams syndrome” funded by the Autour Des Williams Foundation, Role: PI (€10205)
  • 2011 “A Sound Strategy – Infant’s use of Statistical Mechanisms over varying acoustic signals’ funded by a British Academy Small Research Grant, co-Investigator with Dr. Frederic Dick (£7,296)
  • 2011 “Infant Precursors of Language” funded by the Waterloo Foundation, co-authored grant with Prof. Annette Karmiloff-Smith & Dr. Frederic Dick (£17,000)
  • 2010 – 2013 Birkbeck College Research Scholarship (overseas tuition waiver)

FELLOWSHIPS

  • 2017 Participant at Advanced Methods for Reproducible Science, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK
  • 2014 Participant at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting: Genetics & Neurobiology of Language, Lloyd Harbor, New York, USA
  • 2013 Early Career Researcher/ Rapporteur at Royal Society satellite meeting “Language in developmental and acquired disorders”.
  • 2012 Full scholarship to attend the Visceral Mind Brain Camp, Bangor, Wales
  • 2012 Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. Summer Institute Fellowship, presented by Sackler Institute of Developmental Psychobiology at Weill Cornell Medical College
  • 2011 Central European University Summer School ‘Brains and Minds’, full Scholarship

AWARDS

  • 2014 Student Bursary, Neurodevelopmental Seminar Series (£75)
  • 2013 Brain Travel Grant  (£800)
  • 2013 Best poster prize, Child Language Seminar 2013 (£50)
  • 2012 Travel Grant, Society for the Neurobiology of Language ($550)
  • 2012 PsyPAG Travel Bursary Winner (£40)
  • 2012 BPS Developmental Section Postgraduate Conference Bursary (declined)
  • 2011 Brain Travel Grant (£800)
  • 2009 EPS Grindley Grant (£500)
  • 2008 Best outgoing student and gold medalist of graduating class
  • 2007 Award for best Clinical Conference
  • 2004 – 2007 Gold medalist for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year of undergraduate degree (3 awards)