Language Acquisition, in particular word learning
Infant Speech Perception
Cognitive Development, and its interaction with Language Learning
Computational modeling in Psychology
2020 → Full Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo
2016-2020 Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo
2014-2016 Associate Professor, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
2011-2014 “Ambizione” Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Geneva
2010-2011 Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language
2007-2010 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Oxford
2001-2005 PhD, Brain-Mind Institute, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
2020 FRIPRO research grant from the Norwegian Research Council: BABYLEARN: The role of parental speech in infant language development: Insights from Norwegian language. Role. Co-Investigator (PI: Natalia Kartushina). Funding: NOK 8m.
2016 Awarded research grant from Malaysian Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation: eBaby language assessment: Development and application of an innovative mobile and tablet-based formal language assessment tool to detect language delay in young children. Role: Principal Investigator. Funding: RM 91k
2015 Awarded research grant from Malaysian Ministry of Education (FRGS): Building an integrative model of early word learning via a dual approach; computational modeling and tablet-based experiments. Role: Principal Investigator. Funding: RM 91.2k
2015 Awarded research grant from Malaysian Ministry of Education (FRGS): Developing an ecological model of early language intervention for autism within the cultural and multilingual contexts of Malaysia. Role: Co-Investigator. Funding: RM 95.7k
2015 Awarded “Pump Priming” research grant: The Role of Mutual Exclusivity in Early Word Learning; a Tablet-based Experiment. Role: Principal Investigator. Funding: RM 10k
2014 Awarded NetWordS short visit grant from the European Science Foundation: Probing the impact of the infant lexicon on her speech perception with a dual approach: computational modelling and empirical study. Role: Principal Investigator
2011 Awarded ”Ambizione” fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation: A Neuro-computational Investigation of lexical development in Williams Syndrome Children. Role: Principal Investigator. Funding: CHF 423k.
Registered Reports in Stage 1
Kartushina & Mayor (accepted pending data collection). Coping with dialects from birth: Role of variability on infants’ early language development. Insights from Norwegian dialects. Developmental Science.
Soderstrom, ..., Kartushina, Mayor, ... (accepted pending data collection). Testing the Relationship Between Preferences for Infant-Directed Speech and Vocabulary Development: A Multi-Lab Study. Journal of Child Language.