Curtis Sharma

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Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 Henrik Wergelands hus 0313 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1102 Blindern 0316 Oslo

Academic interests

My main area of ​​research interest is psycholinguistics, particularly neurodiversity and multilingualism. I have carried out research on the interactions of multilingualism and developmental dyslexia and to a greater extent, multilingualism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). My methods include behavioral and neuropsychological tasks, and questionnaires. I am also interested in applying machine learning approaches to cognitive and behavioral profiles of monolingual and multilingual children with developmental difficulties.

I'm currently a researcher with the project  "Better attention, better communication? How ADHD and multilingualism influence children's pragmatic development" , funded by The Research Council of Norway. The goal of the project is to investigate the role of visual and executive attention in the pragmatic development of monolingual and multilingual children with and without ADHD


I divide my time between research and being Research Data Coordinator at University of Cambridge, where I mange the deposit of research data into the university's repository, advise researchers on research data management, and lead the Data Champions community. I completed both my PhD in psycholinguistics and my MPhil in theoretical and applied linguistics at the University of Cambridge, where I also supervised undergraduate students in psycholinguistics, language acquisition, and sociolinguistics, and worked on several research projects involving multilingualism and cognitive abilities. After my PhD, I carried on researching as a postdoctoral affiliate at Cambridge and also worked as a research scientist in statistical modelling at GSK.

Tags: Multilingualism, Cognition, ADHD, Executive functions

Selected publications

Sharma, C., Katsos, N., & Gibson, J. (2022). Associations between bilingualism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) -related behavior in a community sample of primary school children. Applied Psycholinguistics, 1-19. doi: 10.1017 / S0142716422000108

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