I am using visual world paradigms to study how young children interpret non-literal forms of language in context. I dynamically model their performance and gaze behaviour on experimental tasks across a developmental timeframe in which their orientation toward different features of information may help or hinder their interpretations.
As a researcher, I enjoy working with interdisciplinary approaches that embrace the conceptual mapping and testing of theories across multiple domains and fields of knowledge. I am generally inspired by embodied models of social cognition, the development of relational knowledge as influenced by the social environment and how these models may help to improve our understanding of social phenomena as they are studied today.
2021 PhD Social Psychology/Social Cognitive Development, University of Oslo, Norway
2014 MPhil Psychoanalytic Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
2011 BA Computer Science, Linguistics & French, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland