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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.


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Williams, Glenn P., Panayotov, Nikolay and Kempe, Vera (2020) How Does Dialect Exposure Affect Learning to Read and Spell? An Artificial Orthography Study. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 149 (12). pp. 2344-2375. ISSN 0096-3445

Williams, Glenn P., Kukona, Anuenue and Kamide, Yuki (2019) Spatial narrative context modulates semantic (but not visual) competition during discourse processing. Journal of Memory and Language, 108. p. 104030. ISSN 0749-596X

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This list was generated on Tue Sep 28 06:51:04 2021 BST.
  • 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 25 January 2021

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