Paul Engelhardt


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Personal profile


Dr Paul Engelhardt is a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at UEA. He completed a B.S. degree at the University of Nebraska Omaha, and MA and PhD degrees at Michigan State University. After completing his education, Paul undertook a two year ESRC funded post-doctoral research position at the University of Edinburgh. He then took a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle upon Tyne. 

Indicative Publications

Engelhardt, P. E., Demiral, S. B., & Ferreira, F. (2011). Over-specified referential expressions impair comprehension: An ERP study. Brain and Cognition, 77, 304-314.

Engelhardt, P. E., Ferreira, F., & Nigg, J. T. (2011). Language production strategies and disfluencies in multi-clause network descriptions: A study of adult attention-deficit hyper-activity disorder. Neuropsychology, 25(4), 442-453.

Engelhardt, P. E., Corley, M., Nigg, J. T., & Ferreira, F. (2010). The role of inhibition in the production of disfluencies. Memory & Cognition, 38, 617-628.

Engelhardt, P. E., Nigg, J. T., Carr, L. A., & Ferreira, F. (2008). Cognitive inhibition and working memory in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117, 591-605.

Key Research Interests and Expertise

Dr. Paul Engelhardt is a cognitive psychologist trained in psycholinguistics and cognitive science. His primary research interests include experimental pragmatics, sentence comprehension, and disfluency production. Paul also works on several types of applied-language projects, such as language comprehension in ADHD and dyslexia, and language production in ADHD and ASD.

Dr Engelhardt takes an inter-disciplinary approach in his research, primarily collaborating with clinical psychologists and linguists. The goal of his work is to understand the mechanisms that allow people to comprehend and produce language in real time, and in conjunction with other cognitive processes, such as working memory. As a cognitive psychologist, Paul believes that useful information can be gained about normal language function by examining groups with distinct neuropsychological profiles. At the same time, he is also interested in applying his expertise in language to address practical real-world problems associated with language dysfunction. 

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Key Responsibilities

Summer Internship Coordinator

Teaching Interests

BSc Psychology

Year 1 – Psychology of the Individual (cognitive component)
Year 2 – Research Design and Analysis II (Regression and Factor Analysis)

Undergraduate Projects: Final Year Research Project

My main research interest is the Psychology of Language, and I conduct research on both theoretical and applied topics.


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