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Professor Kate Nation

Professor Kate Nation

Tutorial Fellow in Psychology

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Teaching Interests

As Tutor for Psychology, I am responsible for making the arrangements for the Experimental Psychology (EP) and Psychology and Philosophy (PP) students at St. John's. I give tutorials to students taking the psychology prelims, and give a lecture course on Developmental Psychology.

Research Interests

I work in the Department of Experimental Psychology, My research is concerned with language and literacy development, both in normal and atypical development. One strand of work is investigating individual differences in the temporal dynamics of language comprehension using sensitive measures (such as eye-tracking and priming) that tap comprehension processes as they happen in real-time. I'm also interested in the development of semantic memory, and how children with developmental disorders (e.g. language impairment, autism) may organise and use meaning-related information differently to normally-developing children. I also have an interest in reading and spelling development.

Contact details

St John's College
St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3JP
Work Tel: 01865 277300
Fax: 01865 277435
University of Oxford