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About Jessica Hodgson

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Professional Development Centre, College of Social Sciences. After completing undergraduate and masters degrees in Psychology at the University of Exeter, I worked for several years in Research and Development management in the NHS and for the Universities of Exeter and Bristol. Following a move to Lincoln I started my PhD under the supervision of Dr John Hudson in September 2012, which was awarded in 2016. I then spent a year undertaking postdoctoral research in Clinical Neuroscience at the NIHR Hearing Biomedical Research Unit, University of Nottingham, on a project investigating cortical markers of atypical language processing in children with and without hearing impairments. My research explores the neurological organisation of language and motor processing during development and in individuals with acquired brain injuries.

Department Responsibilities

Academic quality assurance and programme oversight for PDC courses

Subject Specialism

Developmental Neuropsychology , Cognitive Neuroscience, transcranial ultrasound.


  • PhD Psychology — University of Lincoln, 2016
  • MSc Psychological Research Methods — University of Exeter, 2007
  • BSc (hons) Psychology — University of Exeter, 2006


  • Neil O’Connor Award for research into Developmental Disorders — British Psychological Society,
  • Travel Prize — Guarantors of Brain,
  • Grindley Grant — EPS,
  • International Conference Bursary — PSYPAG,
  • Conference Bursary — British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience (BACN),
  • College of Social Sciences Studentship — University of Lincoln,
  • Shell STEP Young Researcher Finalist — STEP Enterprise,


Consultant Developmental Psychologist - EggBox Children’s Theatre Company, Lincoln

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Research Interests

  • Cognitive Neuroscience

  • fTCD

  • handedness

  • Neuropsychology

  • Speech

Research Groups Memberships

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • Experimental Psychology Society — Member
  • British Academy for Childhood Disability — Member
  • Society for the Neurobiology of Language — Member
  • Higher Education Academy (HEA) — Associate Fellow
  • British Neuroscience Association — Member