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Nicola Gillen

  • BSc, PhD Student
  • Queen's University Belfast School of Psychology

    Research interests

    Cognitive DevelopmentPreschool ResearchPsychoacousticsLanguage and Literacy DevelopmentAuditory ProcessingDevelopmental Psychology


    I am a PhD student based in the School of Psychology at Queen's University Belfast. My research is interested in the auditory perceptual skills of preschool children, and how these skills relate to their language and later literacy. For my doctoral work, I have been investigating the most efficient and reliable methods of estimating preschool children's auditory discrimination thresholds. This has included a dynamic approach using both computational and behavioural experiments.



    School of Psychology, Queen's University Belfast

    October 2014 - Present

    BSc (Hons) Psychology

    School of Psychology, Queen's University Belfast

    September 2011 - July 2014(3 years)