Eleanor Smith

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  • MA in Psychology with German
  • MSc in Psychological Research Methods
  • Scottish Graduate School of Social Science funded PhD studentship in Psychology (Supervisors: Dr Yuki Kamide; Dr Alissa Melinger)


My PhD research investigates talker adaptation in dialectal communication. I am developing a new experimental paradigm which combines elements of language comprehension and production. Through this project I aim to understand how conversation partners from different dialectal backgrounds can communicate successfully with one another. I focus particularly on interaction between Scottish dialect users and speakers of so-called 'standard' English.

My secondary interest lies in studying patterns of suicidal behaviour. During my MSc practicum I co-authored a paper investigating the influence of ecological factors on suicide attempts at a local area of interest. I believe strongly in replacing the stigma around suicide with frank, considerate and scientifically informed discussion.

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  • Psychological Research Skills (Level 3)
  • Understanding the Mind (Level 2)
  • Introductory Psychology (Level 1)
  • Access Summer School (Applicants)
  • Caet Lab skills training (UG and PG students)