Personal profile

Personal profile

I am a postdoctoral research fellow in the Rastle lab. My research interests revolve around memory and learning. In particular, I am interested in how we learn and forget, and in how these processes are influenced by the context in which new information is encountered, our prior knowledge, and the properties of the information we are trying to learn. I am also curious about how all these things change as we age.

My current line of research explores how children acquire meaningful morphological information through reading. This project is a collaboration with Kathy RastleMarc Brysbaert, and Marco Marelli.

I did my PhD at Macquarie University and University of Potsdam through the IDEALAB PhD programme. This work examined neural and behavioural underpinnings of encoding and consolidation in learning of novel words in one’s first and later acquired languages. I was supervised by Audrey BürkiLyndsey Nickels, and Paul Sowman.

I care deeply about open science and healthy research culture. At Royal Holloway, I am the organiser of the ReproducibiliTea journal club, where we alternate between paper discussions and more hands-on “how-to” sessions on various aspects of research life. Please fill out this short form if you’d like to be added to our mailing list.

Education/Academic qualification

Cognitive Neuroscience, PhD, Learning of new words: Behavioural and neural correlates of encoding and integration, Macquarie University

Sept 2018May 2022

Award Date: 27 Oct 2022

Experimental and Clinical Linguistics, MSc, University of Potsdam

Oct 2016Jun 2018

Award Date: 26 Jun 2018

Philology, BA & MA, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Sept 2010Jun 2015

Award Date: 30 Jun 2015

External positions

Honorary Postdoctoral Fellow, Macquarie University

1 Jan 2023 → …

Academic Tutor, School of Psychological Sciences, Macquarie University

Feb 2020Jun 2022

Research Assistant, Language Research Group, Macquarie University

Nov 2019Jan 2020

Research Assistant, Vasishth Lab, University of Potsdam

Apr 2017Jun 2018

Research Assistant, NOLA Lab, University of Potsdam

Jul 2016Aug 2018


  • Neuroscience
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Psychology of memory & learning
  • Psychology

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