Kathy Rastle appointed as Associate Vice-Principal for Research

Posted on 25/02/2014

I am delighted to announce that Professor Kathy Rastle from the Department of Psychology has been appointed as Associate Vice-Principal for Research, with effect from 1 March 2014.

This is a temporary part-time post that will run until the end of 2014, specifically covering research. It is intended to provide cover for the Vice-Principal for Research and Enterprise, Professor Paul Hogg, while he is engaged in acting as a sub-panel Vice-Chair for the current REF exercise. Professor Hogg will continue in his role as Dean of Science and Vice-Principal.

Professor Rastle's research focuses on the nature of the mental representations and computations that underlie aspects of human cognition, within a Cognitive Science perspective that include Psychology, Computer Science and Linguistics. 

Current research projects include 'Moving beyond the Monosyllable in Models of Skilled Reading', funded by the Leverhulme Trust, and 'The acquisition of print-to-meaning links in reading: an investigation using novel writing systems', funded by a £383, 410 grant from the Economics & Social Research Council. 

She also serves as Associate Editor of Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition (2007-2013) and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance (from 2011).

Professor Paul Layzell

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