About me

After obtaining a BA in Linguistics and an MA in psycholinguistics at the University of Antwerp, I moved to London in 2004 where I obtained an MSc in Cognitive Neuropsychology at Birkbeck College London.

I worked for a few years as a researcher for Prof. Annette Karmiloff-Smith (Birkbeck College London), Prof Julie Dockrell and Dr. Matthew Saxton (Institute of Education) before I started my PhD under the supervision of Dr. Gabriella Rundblad and Dr. Dagmara Annaz at King’s College London.

In my PhD I investigated metaphor and metonymy comprehension in typically developing children and children with Williams Syndrome.  After my PhD, I was a post-doctoral researcher with Dr Dagmara Annaz at Middlesex University for a few months. I am currently an associate professor in psychology at Kingston University and co-ordinator of the Child Development and Learning Difficulties  (CDLD) Unit.

Please find my CV here.


In my spare time I take art classes. Some of my work can be seen by clicking Art Gallery on the left.


I also love dancing....but I won’t publish photos of my moves!


I also have a young son who shows me every day how fascinating development is!