As of 2015: Lecturer, University of Birmingham, UK

2012-2014: Staff Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands

2008-2011: PhD candidate, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands

2018: Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) with distinction

2012: PhD in Social Sciences, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands

2008: Masters Psychology, University of Leuven, Belgium, Magna Cum Laude

2005: Bachelor Psychology, University of Leuven, Belgium, Cum laude

Katrien Segaert

Neuroscience of language lab




2018-2021: ESRC Research Grant "The effects of individual differences in bilingual experience on cognitive control networks" (co-I)

2017-2018: University of Agder research project development grant (co-I)

2016-2019: ESRC DTC studentship for Sophie M Hardy on “Investigating changes in syntactic processing across the lifespan” (As main PhD-student supervisor)

2016: The Wellcome Trust ISSF Independent Research Award "Language and speaking skill in the elderly and the ameliorating effects of physical fitness" (PI)

2015: The Wellcome Trust ISSF Pump-priming research grant "Uncovering the neurobiological infrastructure of syntactic language comprehension using a multi-modal simultaneous EEG-fMRI imaging approach" (PI)


Public engagement

I have initiated and coordinated an interactive public engagement website with Questions and Answers about language. The webpage is available in English, Dutch and German.

Academic service


Member of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Ethical Review Committee for the University of Birmingham (2017-Present)

University of Birmingham Lead for the Language, interaction and social cognition Research Theme (2017-present)


Peer review:

Journals: Brain and Language, Frontiers in Language Sciences, Neuropsychologia, Cognition, Cerebral Cortex, PNAS, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroimage, PLoS One, Journal of Memory and Language, European Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, Language, Language Learning, Discourse Processes, Lingua

Conferences: Society for Neurobiology of Language, Organization for Human Brain Mapping, AMLAP

Examiner in PhD defense of M. Kos and A. Veenstra

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