I am a Senior Lecturer in Psychological Sciences working at the School of Psychology, University of East London. Previously, I was a Leverhulme Research Fellow at the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, and before that a Post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Psychology, University of Lisbon, awarded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. Prior to my two independent research fellowships, 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, hired on an ERC grant.
The work at my lab combines 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).
My current research focuses is the interplay of attention and memory in healthy and neuro-degenerate populations (e.g., Alzheimer). In my previous research, I investigated the mechanisms sustaining the interaction between visual attention and sentence processing on eye-movement or action-dynamics (mouse-tracking) responses, as well as, on neural responses (EEG) using a variety of experimental tasks performed either individually or in interaction (Publications, Resources and CV).