Researcher page: Sigrid Lipka
Department: Centre for Psychological Research
Field: cognitive psychology; developmental psychology
I am a cognitive psychologist and I have always been interested in language and communicaton in any shape or form – how we acquire it, how we use it and how it can break down. My research focuses on sentence comprehension, the role of working memory for language, the comparison of sentence comprehension strategies in different languages, as well as the influence of emotion on cognitive processes and the application of cognitive psychology to everyday questions.
I have taught a number of on campus and e-learning modules in the areas of cognitive, developmental and neuro-psychology, including Introduction to Cognitive Psychology, Introduction to Developmental Psychology, Atypical Language Acquisition. I’m also joint module leader (with Jo Hutchinson) of the level 7 module Research Supervision, of the Academic Practice in Research Programme.