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Dr Lizzie Buchanan-Worster

Postdoctoral Associate
Research Associate
Children’s language and literacy development

Lizzie Buchanan-Worster is a postdoctoral researcher at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit with a research interest in how children perceive spoken language and how this relates to language and literacy development.

Academic interests

Lizzie’s academic interests include: 

  • Reading development
  • Language development
  • Audio-visual speech perception.

Degrees obtained

  • BA, Experimental Psychology, Oxford.
  • MSc, Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL.
  • PhD, Experimental Psychology, UCL.

Awards and prizes

  • Cecily de Monchas Research Prize winner (2018).
  • The Experimental Psychology Society Grindley Grant (2017).
  • UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences Sully Scholarship (2017).

Biography

Lizzie Buchanan-Worster is a postdoctoral researcher at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (MRC CBU). She completed her PhD at University College London, focusing on the relationship between visual speech perception, phonological awareness and reading in deaf and hearing children. She is currently working on the Hearing and Language Outcomes project, a longitudinal study investigating spoken language development in primary-school-aged children who are deaf or who have a hearing loss. She also works on projects relating to speech perception of speakers wearing facemasks and in children with difficulties with phonics.

Lizzie also enjoys creating interactive neuroscience activities for children as part of the MRC CBU Brain Bus team.

Other interests

Singing, painting and Girl Guiding.

Publications, links and resources

Find more information about Lizzie Buchanan-Worster's publications and research on ORCID.

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