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Dr Hannah Hobson



I have studied and worked in Oxford, KCL and Greenwich. In addition to my research activities, I have an active interest in reproducibility in psychology and the biomedical and social sciences. 

  • 2009-2012 - BA Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK
  • 2012-2016 - DPhil Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK
  • 2015 – Policy internship, Academy of Medical Sciences (funded by Medical Research Council)
  • 2016-2017 - Postdoctoral Researcher, Kings College London, UK
  • 2017-2019 - Lecturer, University of Greenwich, UK
  • 2019 – Joined University of York as a Lecturer



My research considers language and communication problems, especially their relation to non-language difficulties, including social and emotional problems. I have conducted research with a range of populations who have developmental or acquired communication problems, including autism spectrum disorder, developmental language disorder, traumatic brain injury and stroke.  My research has also considered imitation abilities and neural systems that underlie imitation, particularly focussing on how we measure activity in the human mirror neuron system using EEG. I also have an active interest in reproducibility in psychology and the broader biomedical sciences.


I would be happy to consider PhD students who are interested in social/emotional difficulties in individuals with communication problems, or experimental projects examining the functional role of language processes in emotion recognition and regulation.

Research group(s)

Developmental Research Group


  • Geoff Bird (University of Oxford
  • Nikki Botting (City University)
  • Michelle St Clair (University of Bath)
  • Peter Dickinson (University of Warwick)





Selected publications

My Google Scholar page can be found here:

Selected publications:



  • Module Leader for Clinical Research Methods (Developmental Disorders and Clinical Practice MSc)

External activities

Editorial duties



Contact details

Dr Hannah Hobson
Department of Psychology
University of York
Room PS/B/005

Tel: 01904 323142