Dr Katrien Segaert MA, PhD

Dr Katrien Segaert

School of Psychology

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

My research focuses on sentence level language processing, mostly syntactic and semantic processing. I am especially interested in how these core language processes work, how the workings change throughout the lifespan, and how they are instantiated in the brain.



MA in Psychology (University of Leuven, Belgium)

PhD in Social Sciences (University of Nijmgen, Netherlands)


Before taking up a position as lecturer at Birmingham, I was a staff researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands. I received my PhD from the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands and my MA in Psychology from the University of Leuven, Belgium.

Postgraduate supervision

I am supervising or co-supervising the following PhD candidates: Evelien Heyselaar, Lotte Schoot, Anna Belavina.

I am always happy to hear from current undergraduates and recent graduates who are considering PhD study. Please have a look at my research interests and publications for an indication of potential areas of interest (www.katriensegaert.com).


Research interests

  • How is syntactic and semantic processing instantiated in the brain?
  • What is the effect of ageing on language processing?
  • What are the mechanisms of syntactic priming?
  • Does social context influence core language processing?