Lorraine Komisarjevsky Tyler - Curriculum vitae#


Address:

Department of Experimental Psychology
University of Cambridge
Downing Street
Cambridge CB2 3EB, UK


Education:
  • PhD: University of Chicago, USA, 1977
  • BA, Psychology: University of Leicester, 1963-1966

Professional experience:
  • University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands), Scientific Associate, 1977 - 1980
  • Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistik, Nijmegen, Senior Scientific Associate, 1980 - 1985
  • University of Cambridge, University Lecturer, 1985 - 1990
  • Birkbeck College, Professor of Psychology, 1990 - Sept 1998

Current post:
  • University of Cambridge, MRC Research Professor, Sept 1998 - present.
  • I am also Director of the Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain, an inter-disciplinary research group investigating the interface between functional and neural accounts of the language system. This group consists of 14 people - a mixture of RAs, post-docs, graduate students, Research Fellows and associated staff (secretarial and technical), most of whom are employed on my grants.

Editorial responsibilities:
  • Editor in Chief: Language and Cognitive Processes since 1987
  • Editor in Chief: Cognitive Neuroscience of Language since 2008
  • Editorial Board: Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • Journal Reviewer: Cognition, Cognitive Psychology, Brain and Language, Cognitive Neuropsychology, Memory and Cognition, Journal of Memory and Language, Brain, Human Brain Mapping, Neuropsychologia, PNAS, Science, NeuroImage, etc.
  • Grant Reviewer: SERC, BBSRC, MRC, ESRC, LeverhulmeTrust, Wellcome Trust and NSF granting agencies, etc
  • Guest Editor (with U. Frauenfelder): Special Issue of Cognition on Spoken Word Recognition, 1987

External academic Committees etc:
  • Committee member: ESRC Human Behaviour and Development Group, 1991 - 1993
  • Committee member: ESRC Centres Competition Committee, 1991 - 1993
  • Committee member: Human Frontier Science Program: Brain Function grants, 1991 - 1994
  • Committee member: Various MRC Field reviews and Unit evaluations
  • Chair: HCI Joint Councils HCI Evaluation Advisory Group, 1991 - 1993
  • Committee member: British Psychological Society Cognitive Psychology Award
  • Member: MRC Advisory Board
  • Committee member: British Neuropsychology Society, 1999 - 2001
  • Chair of Programme Committee: Academy of Aphasia, 1998 - 1999
  • Chair of Psychology Section: British Academy, 1999 - 2001
  • Member: British Academy Structures Committee, 2004 – 2006
  • Member: British Academy grants Committee, 2001 – 2006
  • Member: MRC Women in Science Steering Group, 2004 – 2007
  • Member: MRC College of Experts, 2005 – present
  • Member: British Academy Section Committee, 2008-present
  • Programme Board member: Cognitive Neuroscience Society, USA. 2007-present

Internal U of C committees:
  • Committee member: Committee of Management for the Language Centre, 1998 - 2003
  • Committee member: Faculty Board of Biology, 2000 - present
  • Committee member: Executive Strategy Committee/Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre, 2000 - present
  • Chair: VC’s Senior Academic Women’s Advisory Group, July 2001 - 2003
  • Chair: Faculty Board of Biology Promotions Committee, 2003 – present
  • Member: Board of Electors to RCEAL Professor/Director 2004
  • Committee member: RCEAL Committee of Management, 2004-present
  • Committee member: RCEAL Appointments Committee, 2004 – present
  • Committee member: Charles Slater & M Shield funds, 2004- present
  • Graduate Tutor: Department of Experimental Psychology, 2007
  • Committee member: Graduate Admissions Committee Dept. of Experimental Psychology, 2007-present
  • Graduate Education Tutor: Department of Experimental Psychology, 2007 – present
  • Member of JRF committee, Clare College, 2003- present

Funding since 1995:
  • 1995-99: Renewal: MRC 5-year Programme Grant: Normal and Disordered Language Comprehension. Principal Investigator (with W.D. Marslen-Wilson). (approx. £1,200,000).
  • 1993-96: MRC Project Grant: Charting the deterioration of language function in progressive aphasia. Principal Investigator (with J. Hodges and K. Patterson). (£170,000)
  • 1993-97: ESRC Project Grant: Access to lexical semantic information: Time course and context. Principal Investigator (with H. Moss). (£101,438)
  • 1995-98: MRC Senior Research Leave Fellowship. (£245,623)
  • 1998-2002: McDonnell-Pew Foundation Grant: Category structure and category-specific deficits: a cognitive science approach. ($150,000)
  • 1999-2001: Leverhulme Trust Grant: The mental representation of word meaning: computational modelling and behavioural studies. (£60,000)
  • 2000-06: Renewal: MRC programme Grant: Language and the brain: A cognitive science approach. (£1.5 million)
  • 2002-7 MRC Cooperative Grant to Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre. Co-Principal Investigator.
(£2.2 million)
  • 2002-03: British Academy Small Grant: Psycholinguistic studies of past tense processing: the effects of phonology. (£5,000)
  • 2003-05: Isaac Newton Trust: Mapping brain and behaviour: The neural representation of conceptual knowledge. (£30,000)
  • 2002: Cambridge-MIT Institute Workshop Grant: Cognitive neuroscience of morphology. Principal Investigator (with A. Marantz). (£8,000)
  • 2004: SRIF computing Infrastructure Grant (£31,000)
  • 2004-06: Isaac Newton Trust: Plasticity and reorganisation in the aging brain. (£20,000)
  • 2005-06: British Academy Larger Research Grant: The role of conceptual structure in word recognition. (£20,000)
  • 2006-11: MRC Programme Grant: Cognitive neuroscience of normal and disordered language function. (£897,000)
  • 2006-07: ESRC Small Grant: Exploring the conceptual structure of nouns and verbs. (£59,693)
  • 2006-07: SPARC Grant: Investigating the neural underpinnings of word-finding problems across the lifespan. (£40,000)
  • 2007-08: British Academy Larger Research Grant: The role of conceptual structure in object processing. (£79,500)
  • 2008-09: Isaac Newton Trust: From perception to conception: The temporal dynamics of object processing (£43,800)
  • 2008-11 EPSRC: Computational natural language processing and the neuro-cognition of language. Principal Investigator (with WD. Marslen-Wilson, PJ. Buttery and AL. Korhonen). (£723,206)
  • 2009-12 Dunhill Medical Trust: The role of neural flexibility in successful ageing: Maintaining language function across the lifespan. Principal Investigator (with MA. Shafto). (£274,048)
  • 2010-15 European Research Council Advanced Investigator Grant. From perception to conception: How the brain processes meaningful concepts. (Euro 2.157 million)
  • 2010-15 BBSRC Strategic Longer and Larger Grant. Systems cognitive neuroscience of healthy ageing: population-representative studies of functional plasticity and neural change. Principal Investigator (with C. Brayne, E.Bullmore, A. Calder, J. Duncan, R. Henson, F. Matthews, WD. Marslen-Wilson, J. Rowe and R. Cusack). (£5.24million).

Honours:
  • Fellow of the British Academy; Elected 1995
  • Professorial Fellow, Clare College Cambridge; Elected 2000
  • Fellow of the Neuropsychology Symposium; Elected 2004
  • Fellow of Academia Europaea; Elected 2005
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Society, Elected 2010

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