Victoria Wright

Dr, MSc PhD (Swansea)


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Victoria has wide-ranging experience in conducting psycholinguistic research that draws upon a range of cognitive neuroscience techniques to address key research questions. Work to date focuses on the performance of the cerebral hemispheres during written word recognition, the influence of psycholinguistic variables on reading performance in healthy readers and on the reading performance of brain-injured patients.

Victoria has both national and international research collaborators, including Dr Jeremy Tree (Swansea, UK), Dr Cristina Izura (Swansea, UK), Dr Rhian Worth (University of South Wales, UK), Professor Rhys Jones (Aberystwyth, UK), Dr Jona Sassenhagen (University of Frankfurt, Germany) and Dr Alexander Dröge (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany).Victoria is currently working on research funded by Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol that examines the memory performance of Welsh-speakers. In collaboration with Professor Rhys Jones at Aberystwyth, Victoria is also currently exploring how Welsh-English bilinguals make decisions about which language to use to initiate a conversation (funded by Aberystwyth University Research Fund).


Dr Victoria Wright holds MSc and PhD degrees from Swansea University. Victoria has research expertise in psycholinguistics, and employs a mixture of behavioural and cognitive neuroscience techniques to address a range of research questions including exploring the influence of the cerebral hemispheres during visual word recognition and the role of forgetting in second-language learning and bilingualism.

Victoria has an extensive background in teaching and learning and holds a PGCE qualification in adult learning. She is also a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Victoria is the Director of Undergraduate Studies and Director of Learning and Teaching for the Department of Psychology.


Victoria has experience of teaching and coordination across a range of core undergraduate modules including quantitative research methods, psychobiology and cognition. She also uses her research expertise to deliver a specialist option module in Psycholinguistics to final year undergraduates. Dr Wright also supervises undergraduate dissertations in the broad field of cognitive psychology utilising, a range of research methods, techniques and analyses.

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