Emily Mather updated

Dr Emily Mather

Lecturer in Psychology

Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Life Sciences

emily.mather@hull.ac.uk

01482 465403

Emily Mather is a lecturer in psychology with research interests in language and cognitive development.

She teaches developmental psychology and statistics to undergraduates, and is lab director of the Hull Babylab psychology research group.

Prior to commencing her lectureship at Hull in 2012, Emily held postdoctoral positions at Warwick University and the University of Oxford.

She is also an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Developmental Psychology and on the Editorial Advisory Board of the British Journal of Developmental Psychology.

Research

Research Interests

Language and cognitive development, with a focus on

  • Word learning

  • Attention

  • Categorisation

Research groups

Publications

Dysart, E. L., Mather, E., and Riggs, K. J. (2016). 'Young children's referent selection is guided by novelty for both words and actions'. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 146, 231 - 237

Riggs, K. J., Mather, E., Hyde, G., and Simpson, A. (2015). 'Parallels between action-object mapping and word-object mapping in young children'. Cognitive Science, 40(4), 992 - 1006

Mather, E. and Plunkett, K. (2012). 'The role of novelty in early word learning'. Cognitive Science, 36(7), 1157 – 1177

Mather, E. and Plunkett, K. (2011). 'Same items, different order: Effects of temporal variability on infant categorisation'. Cognition, 119(3), 438 – 447

Mather, E. and Plunkett, K. (2009). 'Learning words over time: The role of stimulus repetition in mutual exclusivity'. Infancy, 14(1), 60 - 76

Full list

Teaching

Programmes taught on

Modules list

  • Research Skills 3

  • Cognition & Development 1

  • Foundation Data Analysis

  • Research Project

Research PhDs

Emily welcomes applications in the area of language and cognitive development.

Current PhD supervisions 

  • Erin Dysart (2013 - )

Teaching awards and accolades

  • PGCert Academic Practice

  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, University of Reading (2007)

  • MSc Research Methods in Psychology, University of Reading (2003)

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Warwick (2001)

External roles

  • Committee member for the Developmental Section of the British Psychological Society

  • Associate Editor for Frontiers in Developmental Psychology and on the Editorial Advisory Board of the British Journal of Developmental Psychology