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Dr Glenn Williams

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Lecturer in Psychology

I graduated from Northumbria University in 2011 and 2012, obtaining my BSc (Hons) Psychology and MRes Language and Cognition degrees respectively. In 2016, I graduated with a PhD in Psychology at the University of Dundee under the supervision of Dr. Yuki Kamide. Following this, I worked as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow on a Leverhulme funded grant with Prof. Vera Kempe at Abertay University, Dundee.

My research interests are centred on language processing and literacy acquisition.

I have a keen interest in research methods and data analysis and visualisation, with experience in advanced quantitative analyses using frequentist and Bayesian techniques in the R programming language.

Teaching and supervision

I teach on the following modules:
  • PSY123: Mind to World
  • PSY140: Being a Psychologist
  • PSY260: Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology
  • PSYM66: Everyday Motivations and Biases

Research interests for potential research students

  • Discourse processing
  • Mental representations
  • Embodied cognition
  • Dialect
  • Memory
  • Learning


I'm currently exploring how we represent (spatial) events as discourse unfolds, and how this influences the accessibility of discourse referents during processing, primarily using eye-tracking techniques. I'm also exploring the impact of dialect exposure on literacy acquisition using a miniature artificial language learning paradigm.
  • Discourse comprehension
  • Literacy acquisition
  • Eye-tracking
  • Multilevel modelling
  • R
Find my personal website with details of my projects, code, and publications at: glennwilliams.me.

Last updated 10 October 2019

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