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Dr Jamie Lingwood

0151 291 3703

I completed my Psychology BSc at the University of Sheffield in 2010, and Forensic Psychology MSc at University of Leicester in 2011, before returning to the University of Sheffield to complete my PhD (thesis title: Using virtual environments to investigate wayfinding in children and adults). I joined Liverpool Hope in January 2021 as a Lecturer in Psychology and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in October 2023.

I’m broadly interested in how adult-child interactions influence language development. I am Principal Investigator on a project funded by the Educational Endowment Foundation in which we are designing and evaluating a brand new programme that is designed to inspire and sustain a love of reading. I've also featured as an on-screen expert for the BBC's Tiny Happy People Campaign

Prior to life at Liverpool Hope, I worked at the Leeds Child Development Unit  at the University of Leeds on an ESRC project in which we investigated how children experience, understand, and use adjectives across the socioeconomic spectrum. Using eyetracking experiments, corpus analyses, and a feasibility study, the project aimed to reveal how children’s socioeconomic background might affect their descriptive language abilities. Prior to this, I worked at the Liverpool Language Lab at the University of Liverpool on another ESRC project in which I explored how shared book reading fosters language development.