Biography

I am a multidisciplinary teacher with varied teaching experience in a range of subjects including Psychology and English as a Foreign Language. I have worked predominantly within a HE setting however I have also taught in a variety of settings including a secondary school in Germany. 

I am a passionate pedagogue with a proven ability to produce and deliver innovative online teaching materials and an Associate of the Higher Education Academy. After working as a part-time tutor throughout my PhD I gained a teaching post in the School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham. Within this role I designed and developed a series of Technology Enhanced Skills workshops; this fuelled my interest in the design of online courses.

Your Thoughts About Online Learning

Online Learning opens doors to students that might not otherwise have had the means to engage in higher education. A great deal of passion and motivation drives the success of our students and I honour my part in their achievements. 

Professional

Qualifications

  • Associate Teachers Programme (ATP), University of Nottingham, May 2013

  • PhD, University of Nottingham, 2008 - 2012.

  • MSc, Psychological Research Methods, University of Nottingham, 2007 – 2008.

  • BSc, Psychology, University of Liverpool, 2003 – 2006.

Professional Memberships

Associate of the Higher Education Academy.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles: 

Durrant & Doherty (2010) Are high-frequency collocations psychologically real? Investigating the thesis of collocational priming. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory, 6(2), 125-155. 

Manuscripts in Submission: 

Doherty, & Conklin, The influence of gender expectancy on the processing of gender and number mismatching pronouns. Submitted to QJEP. (revise and resubmit) 

Presentations and Posters: 

Doherty, Conklin, van Heuven (2011) The role of gender expectancy in the processing of gender and number-Mismatching Pronouns, poster presented at AMLaP, Paris Descartes University, Paris

Doherty, Conklin, van Heuven & Grainger (2010). 'When “he” becomes inanimate. Activation of grammatical gender information during English pronoun processing by French-English bilinguals', poster presented at AMLaP, University of York, York

Doherty, Conklin, van Heuven & Grainger (2010) 'Gender cues versus sentence structure: Interacting constraints in the resolution of French pronouns', poster presentation at AMLaP, University of York, York

Doherty, Conklin, & van Heuven (2010) 'Processing of pronouns with number mismatch by native and nonnative English speakers: Evidence from Eye-tracking', Poster presented at the 23rd annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing, CUNY, New York

Doherty, Conklin, van Heuven, & Grainger (2010). 'Immediate or delayed use of French grammatical gender in the resolution of French Pronouns: Evidence from the visual world', 2010, poster presented at CUNY, New York

Doherty, Conklin & van Heuven (2009). 'Processing of pronouns with number mismatch by native and nonnative English speakers: Evidence from Eye-tracking' poster presented at AMLaP, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

Interests

My research interests are in first and second language processing. In particular, I focus on how we integrate competing information in order to resolve sentence-level ambiguities. In my PhD I explored how native and non-native speakers integrate different types of information such as real-world knowledge, sentence structure, and language-experience in order to interpret pronouns (e.g. him, her, them). 

I employ a range of methodologies, predominantly eye-tracking. I currently have one co-authored paper and I have presented the findings of my research at International Conferences. In my future research plans I am particularly interested in exploring the pedagogical implications of this area of research.