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Dr Nadiia Denhovska

Lecturer in Developmental Cognition
School of Psychology and Computer Science

Nadiia is a Lecturer in Developmental Cognition in the School of Psychology and Computer Science. Nadiia’s work focuses on language development, including second language acquisition and bilingual language development and processing. Her research concentrates primarily on mechanisms of language learning and cognitive factors contributing to language acquisition.

Nadiia has published articles and served as a reviewer in such journals as Language Learning, Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, Applied Psycholinguistics, Bilingualism: Language and Cognition; Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. In her current role she teaches on MSc and BSc in Child Development programmes and on a variety of modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervises students, and conducts research primarily at the interconnection between language and cognition.

Before joining UCLan, Nadiia was a Fulbright fellow at California State University, Long Beach, USA, where she worked at the interface between Psychology and Linguistics and conducted research in Cognitive Linguistics. She then continued research in Psycholinguistics by working on her PhD exploring factors contributing to implicit learning of a second language at the University of Manchester, UK, where she also taught on Psycholinguistics, Language Acquisition and Research Methods modules. She conducted post-doctoral research on bilingual language processing with Dr. Ludovica Serratrice and Dr. Andrew Stewart at the University of Manchester. Since 2015 Nadiia is a Lecturer in Developmental Cognition at UCLan.

  • Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Manchester, 2014
  • M.A. Linguistics, California State University Long Beach, 2010
  • Fulbright Fellowship, Fulbright Association, USA, 2008-2010
  • GTA Scholarship, University of Manchester, UK, 2011-2014
  • Postgraduate Research Fieldwork Bursary; School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester, UK, 2013
  • Graduate School Postgraduate Research Travel Fund; School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester, UK, 2012
  • Provost Summer Award for Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity; Department of University Research, California State University, Long Beach, USA, 2009

Modules Taught

  • PS4212 - Language, Literacy and Learning
  • PS2250 - Neurocognitive Development and Disorders
  • PS1030 - Introduction to Psychobiology and Cognition
  • PS1010 - Methods and practice of psychological inquiry
  • PS1020 - Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology
  • PS1045 - Current Topics in Psychology II
  • PS2010 - Psychological Research Methods 1: Design and Quantitative Analysis
  • PS2020 - Social and Developmental Psychology
  • PS3051 - Advanced Developmental Psychopathology
  • PS4010 - Quantitative Psychological Research
  • PS4020 - Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Language Acquisition, Mechanisms of Language Learning, Implicit Learning, Language and Memory
  • Second Language Learning
  • Bilingualism
  • Cognitive Development
  • Experimental Psycholinguistics
  • Fulbright Fellow, Australian Linguistic Society
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy