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About Jessica Hodgson

I am an Associate Lecturer in the School of Psychology, College of Social Sciences and a part time advisor for the Maths and Statistics help desk. 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. Following my PhD I 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.

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