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Lydia Gunning

  • PhD Researcher
  • University of Leeds Faculty of Medicine and Health

    Research interests

    Expressive and Receptive VocabularyThe Psychology of LanguagePragmaticsSecond Language AcquisitionMulti-lingualismBilingualismDevelopmental Linguistics


    I am currently in the first year of a PhD investigating the language profile of the Born in Bradford cohort. This will be studied using pre-existing measures of both receptive and expressive language with the hopes of later developing a new pragmatic assessment tool for use in schools

    Professional experience

    PhD Researcher

    Faculty of Medicine, university of Leeds

    September 2016 - Present

    Research Assistant

    University of Warwick

    September 2014 - September 2016(2 years)

    Research Assistant at Plymouth BabyLab

    University of Plymouth School of Psychology

    September 2012 - January 2014(a year)



    University of Plymouth School of Psychology

    September 2010 - July 2014(4 years)