I am a Leverhulme Research Fellow working at the Department of Psychology (Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology), University of Edinburgh, currently investigating visual working memory in healthy and neuro-degenerate populations (e.g., Alzheimer). Previously, I was a Post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Psychology, University of Lisbon, awarded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, examining event plausibility and contextual congruency of visual and linguistic information in verification tasks using behavioral (mouse-tracking) and imaging (EEG) techniques. Prior to this, I was first a PhD (with scholarship), and then a Post-Doc at the Institute of Language, Cognition and Computation of the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, working on an ERC grant uncovering the interaction of visual attention and sentence processing during communicative tasks situated in visual contexts (Publications, Resources and CV).
My research combines quantitative experimental psychology with computational modeling to bring novel insights into the cognitive dynamics sustaining the processing of visual and linguistic information, their formation and access from memory, as well as their interactive exchange during cooperative, goal-oriented, dialogue tasks (Projects). I am also an active software developer in the R language (Packages).