Mr Adam Jowett

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Educational background

I am studying for my PhD in Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London.

I completed an MSc in Evolutionary Anthropology at Durham University (2013-2014).

I also have a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of East Anglia (2009-2012).

Research interests

I am most interested in human language and cognitive neuroscience, specifically language learning, literacy acquisition, speech perception, neurolinguistics, and fMRI analysis. During my PhD, I am using a behavioural and neuroscientific approach to characterise and compare the neural representations elicited by novel stimuli and discover how speech processing is influenced by the acquisition of literacy. I completed a ten-month research project focusing on the cultural evolution of compositional structure in human language for my MSc, which is contributing to my first publication. Further, my BSc dissertation investigated a relationship between the expression of schizotypal and depressive traits and executive impairment. I have also coordinated a research project at the University of Oxford investigating adolescent circadian delay.


I am responsible for teaching undergraduate seminars to first and second year psychology students. These seminars cover a broad range of topics, including; Psychology in the Media, Self & Society (PS1030), Lifespan (PS1040), Biological Foundations (PS1060), Ethics in Psychology, Sensation & Perception (PS1061), Abnormal Psychology (PS1110), Learning & Memory (PS1021), etc.

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