Previous PhD Students
Dr David Miller (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
Dave completed his PhD entitled ‘Combining behavioral and neurolinguistic methodologies to investigate Spanish scalar indefinites among mono- and bilinguals: an event-related potential study’ with Prof. Jason Rothman in 2017. He’s now an Assistant Professor in Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Dr Vince DeLuca (University of Tromsø, Norway)
Vince completed his PhD examining the effects of bilingual language experience on brain structure and function under the supervision of Dr Christos Pliatsikas and Prof. Jason Rotham in 2018. After completing a postdoc at the University of Birmingham, he’s now an Associate Professor at the University of Tromsø.
Dr Eloi Puig Mayenco (King’s College London, UK)
Eloi completed his PhD entitled ‘Polarity in L3 English: The Initial Stages and Beyond’ under the supervision of Prof. Jason Rothman and Dr Ian Cunnings in 2019. After completing an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Southampton, he is now a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at King’s College London.
Dr Toms Voits (University of Tromsø, Norway)
Toms completed his PhD entitled ‘Bilingualism as a Neuroprotective Factor in Ageing: Insights from Healthy and Clinical Populations’ under the supervision of Dr Christos Pliatsikas. He is now a Postdoctoral Researcher working in the AcqVA Aurora Centre and the PoLaR Lab at the University of Tromsø.
Dr Yesi Cheng (University of Sheffield, UK)
Yesi completed his PhD on ‘Sentence processing in English natives and non-natives: Evidence from attachment resolution and agreement processing’ with Dr Ian Cunnings and Prof. Jason Rothman in 2021. He subsequently trained in speech and language therapy and is now a practising Speech and Language Therapist.
Dr Adel Chaouch-Orozco (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK)
Adel completed his PhD on ‘The nature of the bilingual lexicon: Investigating cross-language priming and its predictors’ with Prof. Jason Rothman, Dr Ian Cunnings and Prof. Ludovica Serratrice. He is now a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Brain, Language and Computation Laboratory at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Dr Emily Wright (Stroke Association, UK)
Emily completed her PhD in Clinical Language Sciences on ‘Spoken language multilingualism in deaf children’ under the supervision of Prof. Ludovica Serratrice and Prof. Vesna Stojanovik in 2023. After completing her PhD, she now works as a Research Officer for the Stroke Association.
Dr Fatih Bayram (University of Tromsø, Norway)
Fatih completed his PhD in Educational and Applied Linguistics at Newcastle University and worked as a postdoc at the University of Reading between 2016-2018. He is now a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoctoral Fellow in the Department of Language and Culture at the University of Tromsø in Norway.
Dr Jorge González Alonso (University of Tromsø, Norway)
Jorge completed his PhD in bilingual morphological processing at the University of the Basque country in Spain. He worked as a postdoc in the Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics Lab here at Reading in 2016 and is now a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Language and Culture at the University of Tromsø, Norway.
Dr Anamaria Bentea (University of Konstanz, Germany)
Anamaria completed a postdoc funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation examining the acquisition of wh- dependencies in Romanian-English bilingual children. She is now a Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Konstanz, working with Prof. Theo Marinis.
While Anna was with the lab, she worked as the Public Engagement Officer for the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism with Prof. Ludovica Serratrice. She is now training to be a Speech and Language Therapist on the Speech and Language Therapy MSc programme here at Reading.
Hiroki completed his PhD on native and non-native sentence processing in 2019 with Dr Ian Cunnings. He then continued working on native and non-native sentence processing as a postdoc in the lab. He is now a DFG-funded Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Potsdam.
Alessandra completed her PhD in the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences in 2017. She the worked as a postdoctoral researcher with Professor Ludovica Serratrice on a project on listening comprehension in bilingual children. She is now a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Greenwich.
Previous Academic Staff
Prof. Jason Rothman (University of Tromsø, Norway)
Professor Rothman helped setup the Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics Lab during his time at the University of Reading. He is now a Professor at The Arctic University of Norway where he runs the PoLaR Lab, but still maintains active research affiliations with members of the lab.