Robyn Carston, born and educated in New Zealand, is currently a professor of linguistics and graduate tutor at University College London.
Her PhD, supervised by Deirdre Wilson, is on the explicit/implicit distinction in linguistic communication. Her main research interests are in semantics, pragmatics, relevance theory and communication, from both a philosophical and a cognitive-scientific perspective.
She has published the monograph Thoughts and Utterances (Blackwell, 2002), edited several books and special issues of journals (Lingua, Mind and Language, Journal of Semantics), and contributed a number of articles to philosophy and linguistics journals.
She has research collaborations with scholars in Britain, Norway, France and Japan.