About this Fellow
Dorothy Bishop, FBA, FMedSci, FRS is a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology at the University of Oxford, where she heads an ERC-funded programme of research into cerebral lateralisation. She is a supernumerary fellow of St John's College Oxford. Her main interests are in the nature and causes of developmental language impairments, with a particular focus on psycholinguistics, neurobiology and genetics. She also is active in the field of open science and research reproducibility and chaired a symposium on reproducibility at the Wellcome Trust in 2015. As well as publishing in conventional academic outlets, she writes a popular blog with personal reactions to scientific and academic matters (Bishopblog) and tweets as @deevybee.
- Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology, University of Oxford
- MRC Senior Research Fellow, University of Manchester, 1982 - 1991
- Senior Research Scientist, Applied Psychology Unit, Medical Research Council, Cambridge, 1991 - 1998
- Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology, St John's College, University of Oxford, 1998
Theoretical and clinical phonetics and phonology, particularly experimental studies of speech production processes in typical and disordered speech
Historical linguistics, Italian, Romance, Latin
Historical and comparative syntax of the Romance, Germanic and Celtic languages; grammatical analysis adopting and adapting the concepts and techniques of Chomskyan generative theory.
Oral and written literatures of Africa; orality, performance and genre in the popular cultures of West Africa with particular reference to Hausa-speaking regions of Nigeria and Niger