Dr Allegra Cattani
Visiting Senior Research Fellow
School of Psychology (Faculty of Health)
- Language development
- Memory development
- Sensory impairment
- Down's syndrome
- Language assessment
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Ph.D. , CPsychol, AFBPsS, Fellow HEA, Member of the Italian national council of psychologists
Senior Research Fellow, Baby Lab Manager
- Foundation in Psychology and Applying psychology
- Language development in typical and atypical populations
- Psychosocial development in people with learning disabilities
- Psychology for health studies
- Evidence-based practice and critical awareness
- Lexical and gesture development
- Lexical assessment of monolingual and bilingual children
- Language and memory development in children and adults (Deaf/hard of hearing, bilingual children)
- Visuo-spatial skills and its influence in brain development of deaf and signing adults
- Face perception in the infants
Grants & contracts
2013-2016 ESRC, Lexicon development in bilingual toddler, ca. £860.00. Co-I (with C. Floccia, J. Goslin, L. White, K. Plunkett).
2013 - 2015 FP7 Marie Curie Research Fellowship, ORATOR, for Beata Joanna Grzyb £301,559. Co-I (with A. Cangelosi and C. Floccia).
2013 EuCogIII Bilingual brains, bilingual minds. Summer School Event EuCog €10,000. (with C. Floccia and L. White).
2013-2014 IHC pump priming bursary Investigating the validity and reliability of the Nintendo Wii Balance Board for assessment of standing balance in children and teenagers, Co-I with L. Bunn, D. Cowie, D. Bradie and J. Marsden, £1555.
2012 –2013 Vice-Chancellor Community Research Award, Increasing the communicative opportunities and skills of students with multiple physical and sensory disabilities. £9,296. Principal investigator with Co-I T. Gribble and R. Firth (Dame Hannah Rogers Trust).
2012 – 2014 British Academy/Leverhulme, WING Words in Game test. £9,990. Principal investigator with Co-PI C. Floccia and A. Krott.
2011 - 2014 TEMPUS European project LMPSM No 516721-Tempus-1-2011-1-RO-TEMPUS-JPCR, ‘Lifelong learning’ project. Degree and Master Courses in Social Work and Social Psychology in Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Russia, €11,068 (with Penelope Welbourne).
2011 – 2012 IHC Pump priming bursary, Early English receptive and expressive vocabulary assessment: Building a British English PinG. £1,000. Principal and sole investigator.
2008-2009 TQEF-Research Informed Teaching Initiative, Embedding research skills training into undergraduate mental health programmes, £10,303 (with Fraser Reid and Paul Farrand).
2006-2008 CEPPL grant Innovation Fund Scheme, Survey of teaching staff and disabled student's experience, £5,000 (with Deirdre Ford).
2003-2005 ESRC, Object processing in the two hemispheres in hearing and deaf adults, £46,056. Principal investigator 100% FTE and Research Fellow with Co-PI J. Clibbens and R. Campbell.
2001-2003 European Marie Curie Fellowship, Hemispheric specialisation of Deaf and Hearing adults in visual memory, €114,272, ca £72,000. Principal investigator 100% FTE and Research Fellow (supervisor J. Clibbens).
Key publications are highlightedJournals
2016 Cognition Institute Conference. Symposium on Language learning and bilingualism. Plymouth 7-8 July.
2013 EuCogIII Summer School, Bilingual minds, bilingual machines, Plymouth 24-28 June.
2007 BPS Developmental Section conference, Plymouth, 29-31 August.
2006 EVOLANG6 Sixth Internat. Conf. on the Evolution of Language, Rome, Italy 12-15 April.
2005 Workshop on Development and Disability, Plymouth, 6 December.