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Dr Gillian Forrester

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B.Sc. - University of California San Diego - Cognitive Science Department Honors Thesis: Face recognition in squirrel monkeys as a function of social status and attention using event-related potentials. Published in Cognitive Brain Research

D.Phil. - University of Oxford - Department of Experimental Psychology Examined shifts of attention in vision and language using ERPs, fMRI and PET in collaboration with the Wellcome Functional Imaging Laboratory, UCL and Northwestern University Medical School. Thesis title: Shifting Attention Based on Perceptual or Linguistic Information: Behavioural and Electrophysiological Studies



Lecturer in Psychology (01/01/08 - present)

Department of Psychology

Open University


Research Fellow (01/08/08 - present)

Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development

Birkbeck College, University of London

Multidimensional Investigation of typical preverbal children and children with specific language impairments.


Associate Tutor (01/10/08 - present)

Cognitive Psychology II

Department of Psychology

University of Sussex


Daphne Jackson Research Fellow

University of Sussex (2004-Present) Department of Psychology, School of Life Sciences. Three year post-doctoral grant to study multimodal communication in Western Lowland Gorillas. Gorillas located at Port Lympne Animal Park (John Aspinall Foundation).