Dr Lizzie Buchanan-Worster


University position

Research Associate

Departments

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Institutes

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Email

elizabeth.buchanan-worster@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk

Research Theme

Developmental Neuroscience

Interests

I am interested in how children perceive spoken language and how this relates to language and literacy development. I completed my PhD at UCL in 2019, supervised by Professor Mairéad MacSweeney and Professor Charles Hulme. My PhD research focussed on the relationship between visual speech perception, phonological awareness and reading in deaf and hearing children. I use techniques such as eyetracking, structural equation modelling and training studies.

I am currently working on the Hearing and Language Outcomes project with Dr Lorna Halliday, a longitudinal project investigating spoken language development in primary-school-aged children with mild-to-profound sensorineuronal hearing loss.

Research Focus

Keywords

Hearing

Spoken Language

Development

Auditory processing

Deafness

Clinical conditions

Deafness

Hearing and balance deficits

Language disorders

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Collaborators

Cambridge

Lorna Halliday

United Kingdom

Mairead MacSweeney Web: http://m.macsweeney@ucl.ac.uk

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