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Sarah Kaarina Crockford

Sarah Kaarina Crockford

Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

Dr Napoleon Katsos

Trinity College


The interaction between multilingualism and cognition in autism spectrum conditions


My Bachelor's degree is in Linguistic and Phonetics from the University of Leeds and I recently completed an MSc in Educational Neuroscience at University College London (UCL) and Birkbeck College, University of London. My main research interests are in understanding autism spectrum conditions through the lens of behavioural and neuroscientific techniques, with my PhD focus being on the relationship between multilingual ability and cognitive functions, such as executive control. I spent a year at the Autism Research Centre (ARC), University of Cambridge as a visiting student during my undergraduate studies and I've also been affiliated at the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE), UCL for my MSc thesis and as research assistant. 

Other academic interests

As part of my research, I'm involved in a variety of projects outside of the field of linguistics. I'm currently working with researchers at UCL and the ARC on a multi-centre EEG study collecting resting state data from autistic and non-autistic individuals. With the ARC, I am also involved in a project investigating the experience of motherhood for autistic women.