Dr Katrien Segaert MA, PhD

Dr Katrien Segaert

School of Psychology
Lecturer

Contact details

Address
School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

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.

www.katriensegaert.com

Qualifications

  • Bsc (cum laude) and MA (magna cum laude) in Psychology - University of Leuven, Belgium
  • PhD in Social Sciences - Radboud University, Netherlands
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (distinction) - University of Birmingham, UK

Biography

Before taking up a position as Lecturer at the University of 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 Bsc and MA in Psychology from the University of Leuven, Belgium.

Postgraduate supervision

I am supervising or co-supervising the following PhD candidates: Roksana Markiewicz, Emma Sutton, Sophie Hardy, Charlotte Poulisse. 

I am co-supervising the following postdoctoral student: Vincent DeLuca

Alumni:
Evelien Heyselaar (PhD obtained 2017)
Lotte Schoot (PhD obtained 2017)
Anna Belavina (PhD obtained 2017)
Kristian Suen (PhD obtained 2019)

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

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?

For more information please see: www.katriensegaert.com

Publications