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Dr Anna Telling

Dr Anna Telling

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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 (01392) 727587

 Washington Singer 124

 

Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

Overview

Role within department: I am a postdoctoral researcher for Dr Miriam Koschate-Reis, contributing to an interdisciplinary research project with the PsyID Lab (Psychological Identity in a Digital World). Here, research is looking to detect relevant psychological identities from naturally occurring digital communication data (e.g., forum posts, blogs, e-mails) through linguistic analysis. Examining how individuals develop new psychological identities (e.g., transitioning into parenthood) and leave identities behind and the consequences of such transitions for mental health (e.g., post-natal depression). My role will be to support Dr. Koschate-Reis in the advancing of software engineering from a social science perspective.

The project is supported by an EPSRC Innovation Fellowship - Psychological Identity in a Digital World: Detecting and Understanding Digital Traces of our Psychological Self and EPSRC Platform Grant SAUSE: Secure, Adaptive, Usable Software Engineering (ukri.org)

Interests: My previous postdocs worked with families to understand individual factors in child development (e.g., communicative contingency between mother and infant (NBRUH, Nottingham), biological and environmental differences affecting child brain injury recovery (ADAPT-Genetics)). This research will be an opportunity to explore the social link in the bio-psych-social model; and how our online communication language reflects psychological identity and identity changes, also bringing in my earlier experience from the field of speech and language (UCL) and the IT industry (IBM).

For more information see our blog: PsyID Lab

Research Keywords

  • Maternal Identity
  • Social identity development
  • Systems Science
  • Recovery and change
  • Cognitive processing

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Speech Sciences, University College London, 1997-2001; MRes Cognition & Computational Neuroscience, University of Birmingham, 2003-2004; PhD, University of Birmingham, 2004-2008 (supervised by Prof Glyn Humphreys and Antje Meyer, Semantic and Phonological Context Effects in Visual Search).

Career

IT Specialist, IBM, Portsmouth (2001-2003): Application and Patch Control on global financial trading project.  Research fellow, University of Nottingham (National Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing; working with Prof Deborah James, 2010-2011, MRC funded): Looking at biological methods to evidence change in maternal self efficacy/ communication contingency between hearing mother and deaf infant in a VIG intervention study.  Career break whilst raising my family. Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Exeter: ADAPT Genetics UK (working with Prof Anna Adlam, 2019-2021) and PsyID lab (with Dr Miriam Koschate-Reis, 2021-). 

Research group links

Research

Research interests

My first postdoc studied the relationship between maternal self-efficacy and the communicative contingency between the mother and her recently diagnosed deaf baby, and so its impact on the development of that child (communicative contingency is known to improve developmental progress). The project investigated the impact of a change in self-efficacy on this through an intervention to help improve a mother’s view of her abilities. During this project, I worked alongside Professor Deborah James, Nottingham University and Dr Lam-Cassettari, Western Sydney University.

I am interested in generalising this concept and finding out more about the impact of self-belief in a person in recovery, e.g., from brain injury, and, extending it to the support groups connected. The interactions between environment and biology, based on the bio-psych-social model, and how we might measure and change to improve circumstances she finds interesting. Her role working on the ADAPT-Genetics study, gave an opportunity to explore these themes further. Now, I am exploring how change may be reflected in online communications (e.g., identity entering motherhood).

My Research Gate profile

Research projects

ADAPT-Genetics UK (Jan 2019-2021)

Postdoctoral research for Professor Anna Adlam, working on the UK arm of the international ADAPT-Genetics study, in collaboration with Professor Brad Kurowski,  Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre, USA. The study looks at genetic and environmental influences of severe paediatric brain injury, and the relationship between them. The results will be used to guide future treatments tailored to the individual (e.g., immediately following the injury, and for later rehabilitative interventions), and increase knowledge in the field of neurorecovery. Her work required putting forward the study NHS ethics review and coordinating the recruitment across ten UK children's hospitals; working with NHS medical professionals, R&D management and families previously involved in the study; gathering saliva samples for genetic analysis, and parental questionnaires.

Research Group Links: CEDAR Child and Adolescent Neuropsychology (CAN); Follow us on twitter: @CANexeter & @UK-TOPS

ADAPT-Genetics study, CEDAR Child and Adolescent Neuropsychology (CAN)

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


James DM, Wadnerkar MB, Lam-Cassettari C, Kang S, Telling AL (2012). Thin slice sampling of video footage for mother/child interaction: Application to single cases. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 34(3), 351-360. Abstract.
Telling AL, Meyer AS, Humphreys GW (2010). Distracted by relatives: Effects of frontal lobe damage on semantic distraction. Brain and Cognition, 73(3), 203-214. Abstract.
Telling AL, Kumar S, Meyer AS, Humphreys GW (2010). Electrophysiological evidence of semantic interference in visual search. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(10), 2212-2225. Abstract.
Belke E, Humphreys GW, Watson DG, Meyer AS, Telling AL (2008). Top-down effects of semantic knowledge in visual search are modulated by cognitive but not perceptual load. Perception and Psychophysics, 70(8), 1444-1458. Abstract.
Oyebode JR, Telling AL, Hardy RM, Austin J (2007). Awareness of memory functioning in early Alzheimer's disease: Lessons from a comparison with healthy older people and young adults. AGING & MENTAL HEALTH, 11(6), 761-767. Author URL.
Meyer AS, Belke E, Telling AL, Humphreys GW (2007). Early activation of object names in visual search. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 14(4), 710-716. Abstract.

Publications by category


Journal articles

James DM, Wadnerkar MB, Lam-Cassettari C, Kang S, Telling AL (2012). Thin slice sampling of video footage for mother/child interaction: Application to single cases. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 34(3), 351-360. Abstract.
Wadnerkar MB, Lam-Cassettari C, Telling A, James D (2011). E066 Enhancing maternal contingency using a video based rehabilitation with children with cochlear implants. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 75, 73-73.
Telling AL, Meyer AS, Humphreys GW (2010). Distracted by relatives: Effects of frontal lobe damage on semantic distraction. Brain and Cognition, 73(3), 203-214. Abstract.
Telling AL, Kumar S, Meyer AS, Humphreys GW (2010). Electrophysiological evidence of semantic interference in visual search. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(10), 2212-2225. Abstract.
Belke E, Humphreys GW, Watson DG, Meyer AS, Telling AL (2008). Top-down effects of semantic knowledge in visual search are modulated by cognitive but not perceptual load. Perception and Psychophysics, 70(8), 1444-1458. Abstract.
Oyebode JR, Telling AL, Hardy RM, Austin J (2007). Awareness of memory functioning in early Alzheimer's disease: Lessons from a comparison with healthy older people and young adults. AGING & MENTAL HEALTH, 11(6), 761-767. Author URL.
Meyer AS, Belke E, Telling AL, Humphreys GW (2007). Early activation of object names in visual search. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 14(4), 710-716. Abstract.

Conferences

Summers IR, Chanter CM, Southall AL, Brady AC (2001). Results from a Tactile Array on the Fingertip. Eurohaptics 2001.

Publications by year


2019

Adlam A-LR, Roberts H, Telling AL, Morris K, Taylor J, Bell M, Wisniewski SR, Fabio A, Kurowski BG (2019). Genetic and environmental influences on recovery of severe paediatric brain injury: the UK study protocol.  Abstract.

2012

James DM, Wadnerkar MB, Lam-Cassettari C, Kang S, Telling AL (2012). Thin slice sampling of video footage for mother/child interaction: Application to single cases. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 34(3), 351-360. Abstract.

2011

Wadnerkar MB, Lam-Cassettari C, Telling A, James D (2011). E066 Enhancing maternal contingency using a video based rehabilitation with children with cochlear implants. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 75, 73-73.

2010

Telling AL, Meyer AS, Humphreys GW (2010). Distracted by relatives: Effects of frontal lobe damage on semantic distraction. Brain and Cognition, 73(3), 203-214. Abstract.
Telling AL, Kumar S, Meyer AS, Humphreys GW (2010). Electrophysiological evidence of semantic interference in visual search. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(10), 2212-2225. Abstract.

2008

Belke E, Humphreys GW, Watson DG, Meyer AS, Telling AL (2008). Top-down effects of semantic knowledge in visual search are modulated by cognitive but not perceptual load. Perception and Psychophysics, 70(8), 1444-1458. Abstract.

2007

Oyebode JR, Telling AL, Hardy RM, Austin J (2007). Awareness of memory functioning in early Alzheimer's disease: Lessons from a comparison with healthy older people and young adults. AGING & MENTAL HEALTH, 11(6), 761-767. Author URL.
Meyer AS, Belke E, Telling AL, Humphreys GW (2007). Early activation of object names in visual search. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 14(4), 710-716. Abstract.

2001

Summers IR, Chanter CM, Southall AL, Brady AC (2001). Results from a Tactile Array on the Fingertip. Eurohaptics 2001.

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