Join Our Lab

We welcome academic visitors including students, post docs and other researchers to our lab from around the world each year. If you are interested in joining us, please get in touch by either emailing the lab contact at the bottom of this page, or a relevant member of Staff.

Prospective PhD Students
We welcome PhD applicants for students interested in carrying out doctoral research in the lab. PhD students typically work towards either a PhD in Psycholinguistics, or a PhD in Clinical Language Sciences, depending on the focus of their project. If you are interested, the first step towards PhD study would be to contact a potential supervisor for your project directly (see our Staff page for contact details). From there, your potential supervisor can direct you further with regards to the application process and in mentoring your writing of a PhD research proposal.

There are several annual competitions for PhD funding available for UK and international students. This includes funding via the University of Reading, the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, and via the ESRC SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership. More information about PhD funding opportunities can be found on the Graduate School Webpage. Interested applicants can also see our PhD Studentships webpage, which has information about studentships that we are happy to support in the lab.

Prospective Postdoctoral Researchers
We would be very keen to hear from you if you are interested in completing a postdoc in our lab. Funding for such positions is largely external. However, we have considerable experience in successfully mentoring prospective postdocs to obtain such funding. Depending on your background, applications could include but are not limited to the ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship (EU funded), the Leverhulme Trust Fellowship or the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship. These are applied for in conjunction with a member of staff. Additionally, when we have external grant funding that includes funding for postdocs, these positions will be advertised widely. Please contact us via our Staff webpage if you are interested in applying for postdoctoral funding to join our lab.

MSc in Language Sciences
The School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences runs an MSc in Language Sciences that provides advanced postgraduate training in psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics and readies students for doctoral study. We welcome students from across the world onto the MSc each year. Scholarships are available for UK/EU students interested in combined MSc and PhD study via the ESRC SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership. All students on the MSc are welcome to join our weekly lab meetings and have the opportunity to complete a research placement and MSc dissertation project with a member of Academic Staff in the lab.