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Dr. Leigh Fernandez

Office: Building 57, Room 423

E-mail: leigh.fernandez[at]sowi.uni-kl.de

Phone: +49(0)631-205-4138

Fax: +49(0)631-205-5182

Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

Febr. 2014

Master of Philosophy - Psychology (specialization Psycholinguistics)
Northumbria University Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Thesis topic: Pupillometry and Filler Gap Dependencies

2012

Joint Doctorate of Philosophy - Brain & Language
University of Potsdam, Macquarie University & Newcastle University
Thesis topic: Investigating Word Order Processing using Pupillometry and Event-Related Potentials

Nov. 2009

Joint Master of Science - Clinical Linguistics
University of Eastern Finland & University of Potsdam
Thesis topic: Vocal Convergence of Chimpanzee Rough Grunts

Dec. 2005

Bachelor of Science - Psychology
Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA, USA
Thesis topic: Schedules of Enrichment in Captive Zoo Animals

Bachelor of Arts - Primate Behavior & Ecology
Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA, USA
Thesis topic: Agonistic buffering in Tibetan Macaques

Experience

Sept. 2010 May. 2012

Part Time Lecturer Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Northumbria University, Department of Psychology
- Advanced Cognitive Psychology
- Psychology Laboratory Experience and Skills
- Additional marking for Developmental Psychology and Statistics

 

Jan. 2004 May. 2004

Teaching Assistant Ellensburg, WA, USA
Central Washington University, Department of Psychology
- Psychology of Learning

Additional Certifications

- ERP Certification Sydney, Australia
Macquarie University The Cognitive Science ERP-FRP Laboratory June, 2014

- Certificate in Analytics and Statistical Studies
Statistics.com The Institute for Statistics Education 2013-Present

Programming & Statistical Skills

R, LATEX, Experiment Builder & DataViewer, Neuroscan, Microsoft Office
Familiarity:  SPSS, SQL, Python, Matlab (EEGLAB, Psychtoolbox), Tobii Studio

Conference Presentations, Workshop Presentations, & Invited Colloquia

Fernandez, L.B., Brock, J., de Lissa, P., Nickels, L., & Alter, K. (September, 2015). Investigating Animacy in Object Relative Clauses using ERP. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing Conference (AMLaP). Valletta, Malta.

Fernandez, L.B., Höhle, B., Brock, J., & Nickels, L. (August, 2015). Word Order and Pupillometry. Poster presented at the European Conference on Eye Movements. Vienna, Austria.

Fernandez, L.B. (February, 2015). Exploring Animacy in Object Relative Clauses using ERP (& Pupillometry). Colloquium at the IDEALAB Winter School. University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy.

Fernandez, L.B., Höhle, B., Brock, J., & Nickels, L. (January, 2015). Pupillometry and German Word Order. Poster presented at the European Workshop of Cognitive Neuropsychology. Brixen, Italy.

Engelhardt, P.E., & Fernandez, L.B. (September, 2014). Measures in sentence processing: Eye tracking and pupillometry. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of German Cognitive Science Society (Kogwis). Tübingen, Germany.

Fernandez, L.B. (February, 2014). Pupillometry and Syntax. Colloquium at the IDEALAB Winter School Three Minute Presentation Competition. Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Fernandez, L.B. (February, 2014). Pupillometry and Word Order. Colloquium at the IDEALAB Winter School.Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Fernandez, L.B. (September, 2013). Pupillometry and L2 Learners of English. Colloquium at the IDEALAB Summer School. University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany.

Fernandez, L.B. (February, 2013). Eye-tracking and Broca's Aphasia. Colloquium at the IDEALAB Winter School. University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy.

Fernandez, L.B. (September, 2012). Aphasia & Eye-Tracking. Colloquium at the IDEALAB Summer School. University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany.

Fernandez, L.B., & Engelhardt, P. E. (September, 2012). Does the parser predict gaps inside islands? Evidence from pupillometry. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing Conference (AMLaP). Riva del Garda, Italy.

Fernandez, L.B., & Engelhardt, P.E. (Aug, 2011). Anticipatory eye movements in wh-movement: A comparison of younger and older adults. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing Conference (AMLaP). Paris, France.

Fernandez, L.B., & Engelhardt, P. E. (May, 2011). Coordination ambiguity: Combining like elements in online language comprehension. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society. Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Fernandez, L.B., Engelhardt, P. E., Coventry, K. R., & Jonkers, R. (April, 2011). Eyetracking and syntactic deficit in Broca's aphasia. Presentation given at the British Aphasia Society Research in Progress Meeting. Glasgow, UK.

Fernandez, L.B. Matheson, M., & Forbes, S. (Aug, 2005). The Effect of Scheduled vs. Opportunistic Enrichment on Zoo Animals. Poster presented at the Annual International Conference on Environmental Enrichment. New York City, New York, USA.