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.
Developmental Research Group
- Geoff Bird (University of Oxford
- Nikki Botting (City University)
- Michelle St Clair (University of Bath)
- Peter Dickinson (University of Warwick)
My Google Scholar page can be found here: https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=list_works&hl=en&user=79H2RgEAAAAJ
- Hobson, Hannah, Brewer, Rebecca, Catmur, Caroline and
Bird, Geoffrey (2019)
The role of language in alexithymia: moving towards a multi-route model of alexithymia. In: Emotion Review. Sage Publishing. pp. 247-261. ISSN 1754-0739 ISSN 1754-0739
- Hobson, Hannah, Hogeveen, Jeremy, Brewer, Rebecca,
Catmur, Caroline, Gordon, Barry, Krueger, Frank, Chau,
Aileen, Bird, Geoffrey and Grafman, Jordan (2018)
Language and alexithymia: Evidence for the role of the inferior frontal gyrus in acquired alexithymia. In: Neuropsychologia. Elsevier. pp. 229-240. ISSN 0028-3932 ISSN 0028-3932
- Hobson, Hannah and Bishop, Dorothy V. M. (2017) The interpretation of mu suppression as an index of mirror neuron activity: past, present and future. In: Royal Society Open Science. The Royal Society.
- Hobson, Hannah and Bishop, Dorothy V. M. (2016) Mu suppression – a good measure of the human mirror neuron system?. In: Cortex. Elsevier Ltd.. pp. 290-310. ISSN 0010-9452 ISSN 0010-9452