Beinan Zhou

Beinan Zhou

School of Psychology

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Beinan is interested in bilingualism and cognition. Her research compares monolingual and bilingual speakers in terms of their attentional control ability, inhibitory control ability and general executive functioning. Beinan has recently started to use EEG/ERP technique to look into the time course and neural correlates of those effects.


2007-2011, BBA. Professional Accountancy, Psychology (minor), Chinese University of Hong Kong


Beinan obtained her Bachelor’s degree of Business Administration in Professional Accountancy, in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and she took Psychology as her minor. Her experience in a bilingual community (Hong Kong) motivated her interest in bilingualism. 

She started her PhD with Dr Andrea Krott investigating the relationship between bilingualism and cognition. She also worked as a Research Assistant for Prof Sotaro Kita for a year on a research project that investigates home signs produced by deaf children.

Doctoral research

PhD title
Relationship between cognitive and language abilities in bilingual versus monolingual speakers (provisional)
Dr Andrea Krott


Research interests

Bilingualism and cognition, EEG/ERP


Zhou, B. and Krott, A. (2013), “Does being bilingual enhance intra-language competition suppression?” Paper presented at poster session at the International Conference on Multilingualism at McGill University, Canada. 24-25 October, 2013. 

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