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Kathleen Rastle

Kathleen RastleKathleen Rastle’s research is focused on reading acquisition, skilled reading, and the relationship between reading and spoken language. She has a particular interest in characterizing the information that is present in written language(s), and in understanding how this information is learned through instruction and text experience. Recently, she has conducted a number of artificial language learning experiments investigating how acquired knowledge is influenced by properties of languages and writing systems, the quality of prior knowledge, and the nature of instruction. Kathleen’s work capitalizes on a variety of behavioral, neuroimaging, and computational modelling approaches. Kathleen completed her PhD in psychology at Macquarie University (Sydney) in 1997. She then undertook postdoctoral appointments at the University of Cambridge and at Macquarie University, before accepting an academic position at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2002, where she is now professor and Head of Department. Kathy is the incoming Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Memory and Language.

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Department of Psychology
Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX

United Kingdom

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