- Senior Lecturer (Interdisciplinary Study of Social Interactions)
- Senior Lecturer (Psychology)
I obtained my psychology degree at the University of Bochum in 1991, and completed my Ph.D. at the University of Freiburg in 1997. I did a two-year post-doc at the University of Glasgow before starting a C1 assistant professorship at the University of Saarbruecken from 2000-2003. I then held a lectureship in psychology at the University of Dundee until September 2005. Since October 2005, I am a lecturer at the Psychology Department in Glasgow. My main research areas include psycholinguistics and the psychology of language. I am interested in the mental representations and mechanisms that enable people to produce and understand natural language as effectively as they do, i.e. in real time and with low error probability. Research methods include, for example, the recording of eye-movements during reading and linguistically aided scene perception (visual-world paradigm). The latter inspired an interest in situated language use and the interface between language and vision.