Children's Communication Impairments (Bishop Lab)
My focus is language and communication. I am fascinated by how we use and understand language flexibly in social situations. Social communication is key to our everyday lives, and is a complex process depending on skills across a number of domains, including grammar and vocabulary skills, pragmatics, and social cognition.
In my DPhil supervised by Prof. Dorothy Bishop, I am looking at the skills individuals need to understand conversation, how these skills might inter-relate, and how we might measure them with precision. In my research, I am interested in how such conversational skills vary across the general population and how they develop across childhood. I am also investigating the extent to which they might or might not account for some of the communication challenges experienced by autistic children and adults.
Effectiveness of Self-Compassion Related Therapies: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
WILSON AC. et al, (2018), Mindfulness
Sex chromosome trisomies are not associated with atypical lateralization for language.
Wilson AC. and Bishop DVM., (2018), Dev Med Child Neurol
Vividness of positive mental imagery predicts positive emotional response to visually presented Project Soothe pictures.
Wilson AC. et al, (2018), Br J Psychol, 109, 259 - 276
Resounding failure to replicate links between developmental language disorder and cerebral lateralisation.
Wilson AC. and Bishop DVM., (2018), PeerJ, 6
Measuring language lateralisation with different language tasks: a systematic review.
Bradshaw AR. et al, (2017), PeerJ, 5