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Dr Josie Briscoe

Dr Josie Briscoe

Dr Josie Briscoe
B.Sc.(Dund.), Ph.D.(Bristol)

Senior Lecturer

Area of research

Developmental disorders of memory and language

Office 3D18
The Priory Road Complex,
Priory Road, Clifton BS8 1TU
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 8458

Research summary

My research goals seek to understand the interface between memory and language skills within children’s cognitive development, particularly for children with atypical development in language, memory and communication, and from a neurobiological perspective.   

One ongoing line of research (with David Skuse) grasps the challenge of identifying a heritable phenotype within semantic cognition, within a single multi-generational family – the JR family.   By using molecular genetics methods (with Katerina Kucera and Simon Fisher), we seek to identify genomic variants that potentially co-segregate with this novel and interesting phenotype.   Further to this, I am interested in the regulation of semantic cognition ...

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I received my first degree from University of Dundee (1992) before moving to the University of Bristol for research experience in the Department of Child Health. I completed my PhD at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol in 1998. Several years of post-doctoral experience followed at the University of Oxford (with Prof. D. Bishop) and at the University of Bristol (with joint collaboration with Prof. S. Gathercole and Prof. F. Khadem) before moving to a lectureship at Cardiff University (2002). I have recently been appointed as a new lecturer at University of Bristol (2005).

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