Personal profile

Key Research Interests

My research interests lay in the intersectionallity between Applied Lingusitics, Psycholinguistics, and Language Learning (Education), especially in relation to Individual Differences.

My current project focuses on foreign language aptitude in multilingual children, and how it presents itself at different ages. I am also interested in the role of working memory, its relationship with aptitude, and how different aspects of working memory (phonological/executive) gain relevance at early or late stages of the second language acquisition process.


Academic Background

Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Translation Research  | University of East Anglia, UK  | 2021 - Present

Provisional Thesis Title: Foreign language aptitude, working memory, and language analytic ability in multilingual children

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages  |  University of York, UK  |  2014 - 2015

Dissertation title: Teachers and students’ use of the L1 and attitudes towards it in the English classroom in a Spanish secondary school 

Bachelor of Arts in English Studies  | Universidad de Oviedo, Spain  |  2010 - 2014

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education