ESRC CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF DEAFNESS, COGNITION AND LANGUAGE - PHASE II 2011 TO 2016

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Experimental Psychology

Abstract

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Organisations

 
Title DCAL, the first 10 years 
Description Exhibition illustrating 10 years of DCAL's acheivements 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Showcased highlights of 10 years of DCAL's activities 
 
Title Discover UCL for D/deaf and hard of hearing students 
Description Video with participant interviews 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact To early to comment on recruitment. Popular on social media 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPiuJnIAyhM&feature=youtu.be
 
Title Gjuha e Shenjave Kosovare 1 
Description A video dictionary of the sign language of the Republic of Kosovo, to accompany the book 'Gjuha e Shenjave Kosovare 1'. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2012 
Impact This has become an essential reference for Deaf people, teachers of deaf children, trainee sign language interpreters, and others concerned with communication with the Deaf in Kosovo 
 
Title History of BSL online exhibtion catalogue 
Description A bespoke online resource enabling the Deaf community full access to their cultural history in their own language (BSL). 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact This online catalogue has not only facilitated wider dissemination but preserved for posterity, a unique cultural resource for an underserved community. 
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/bslhistory
 
Title What is sign language? 
Description The UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience ran a 'Brains on Films' competition, which gave neuroscientists the chance to make a short film about their research. "What is sign language?" was a runner up in the competition 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2011 
Impact N/A 
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZV6YZdRYwY
 
Title set of 25 animated holographic BSL signing cards 
Description Set of 25 animated BSL signing cards. When you tilt the cards up and down they display an animation of the word, whilst the back of the cards give an interesting related fact about BSL. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2011 
Impact These have proved popular and have sold well to adult and child learners of BSL and to members of the Deaf community 
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/online_shop
 
Description In the 11 years since its founding, DCAL has built a multidisciplinary team of linguists, psychologists and neuroscientists, examining language, cognition and the brain from the unique perspective of deafness and deaf communication. This has encouraged a broad scientific perspective leading to novel discoveries about language and cognition that could not be achieved from working with hearing people alone. The DCAL Centre grant enabled the bringing together a range of complementary scientific approaches and a diverse group of talented D/deaf and hearing researchers, support staff and students with the aims of determing how communication (signed, spoken, written) and cognition are shaped by deafness; and using this information to further educational and clinical practice and to create societal impact. Among key developments have been: to map out the relationships between the channels in which language is used (spoken or signed) and its linguistic structure and how it is processed in the brain; to recognise the importance of iconicity in both spoken and signed language; to understand how early language experience influences cognition across the life span; to describe the structure of British SIgn Language and its community of users; and to understand impairments in sign language as the result of developmental difficulties or illness, including deaf people with stroke or dementia. Throughout DCAL's existence we have been concerned to ensure impact arising from all areas of our research: building capacity by training a new generation of researchers in the field - including researchers who are deaf themselves; providing an evidence base for the design of early intervention programmes for deaf children; on-line data resources such as the BSL Signbank on-line dictionary; the BSL Cognitive Clinic (NHS), in which language and cognitive assessments of deaf people are undertaken; and the DCAL Assessment Portal, which provides on-line access to a broad portfolio of language and cognitive assessments in English and BSL for deaf children and adults.
Exploitation Route DCAL will continue as an academic centre at UCL following the end of ESRC Centre funding. The BSL Corpus and BSL Signbank are being widely used by researchers, and teachers and learners of BSL, and the DCAL Assessment Portal provides access for practitioners and researchers to on-line assessments developed in the course of DCAL's work. DCAL researchers continue to develop new research grant applications - and obtain funding - in new collaborations with colleagues elsewhere: at UCL, nationally, and internationally. Recent examples include two new linguistics and social attitudes research projects awarded by ESRC to Dr Kearsy Cormier, and an ERC Senior Award to Professor Gabriella Vigliocco. Dr Joanna Atkinson developed further collaborative research projects with Dr Charles Ferneyhough (Durham) with funding from the Wellcome Trust. Other collaborations are with former DCAL researchers who have moved on to new academic and research positions at other institutions, for example, an ESRC project exploring iconicity in spoken language input to children and a BBSRC grant on language, cognition and the brain. DCAL's research findings are being shared through existing and new collaborations with non-academic partners, including teachers, speech and language therapists, psychologists, and health and social service providers, to ensure an evidence base for practice in these areas, as well as consultancy with the private, public and voluntary sectors. Members of DCAL have extended their cross disciplinary collaborations, for example recent grants to Professor Bencie Woll from the British Academy to explore the cognitive benefits of language learning (including both spoken and signed languages). This researchhas received a great deal of interest from members of Parliament and the DfE, in particular the evidence for cross-curricular benefits of language learning, which in turn has led to new research outside DCAL. Another example is the recent award from EPSRC of a substantial grant in collaboration with vision scientists from Surrey and Oxford to develop new approaches to automated translation of natural BSL discourse into written English
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Healthcare,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL http://www.dcal.ucl.ac.uk
 
Description As a direct result of DCAL research, the NHS established the first neuropsychology clinic for Deaf patients who use British Sign Language within the Cognitive Disorders clinic at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN). By developing services for this under-researched group, NHS provision has become accessible for the first time. The permanent status of this clinic with NHS funding has now been confirmed. Research in this area has also demonstrated an international demand for adaptations of the tools created to assess cognition and language in this group; the extent of the previously unmet demand for clinical services for this excluded population; the cost benefit of service provision; and the developing influence of this work on UK government policy. Language Resources BSL SignBank is already an invaluable reference for teaching/learning of BSL which is clear from its presence on social media. This is particularly true for Facebook and Twitter (#bslsignbank) where deaf BSL signers and BSL learners regularly use, comment on and refer to BSL SignBank as a trusted resource. There are countless mentions and discussions of BSL SignBank on the Facebook groups "BSL - British Sign Language" and "BSL and Linguistics Teachers, Assessors & Researchers", the members of both of which are predominantly BSL teachers, learners and interpreters. Education DCAL's developmental research has been published and presented in non-academic forums, including hosting of our reports on the National Deaf Children's Society website, which has enabled us to inform parents of the research findings in an accessible format, and we have used practitioner journals, such as the Bulletin of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, and the Journal of the British Association of Teachers of the Deaf to communicate our research. In particular, our research on early interaction, language and cognition - and on deafness and the brain - has provided an evidence base for the design of early intervention programmes and policies regarding early use of signed and spoken language. We have also established a collaborative relationship with a pair of schools ( a school for deaf children and a school for hearing children co-located on the same site) to explore interaction between the children of the two schools and two provide training and support for the staff. Assessment With funding from ESRC through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership for a collaboration between ESRC and Cauldron (cauldron.sc), we created the DCAL Assessment Portal (https://dcalportal.org), which provides on-line access to assessments of cognition, speechreading and language developed at DCAL. The website allows professionals concerned with developmental and clinical assessment of deaf children and adults to use our tests and norms. In addition to providing access to important tests and resources for researchers, professionals and families of deaf children, the wider use of these tests has already enabled us to update norms for the BSL Receptive Skills Test. We receive numerous requests for collaboration in developing versions of the assessments for different sign languages.
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Healthcare,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Case for specialist neurology services for Deaf people made to the Prescribed Specialised Services Advisory Group's (PSSAG) which makes recommendations to Government Ministers
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Conclusions of UNESCO International Conference on Language
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
URL http://icl.jsjyt.gov.cn/intro_en.php
 
Description Contribution to UCL's Disability Chartermark application as part of self-assessment team
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Deaf Awareness: Working and Communicating Well with Deaf People
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The course is aimed at anyone who may come in contact with deaf people or people with hearing loss and wishes to have a deeper understanding of the issues faced by this group, communicate effectively and provide better services.
 
Description Impact case study
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact UCL research has underpinned the development of resources and services for Deaf patients who use British Sign Language, including the establishment of the first neurology clinic for this group. Resources are shared with healthcare professionals and Deaf communities around the world and the research has also influenced UK government policy. Older woman with hearing aid Early identification, accessible information and 'living well with dementia' are key aims of the Government's dementia strategy. However, in the absence of cognitive assessments in British Sign Language (BSL), Deaf people do not have equal access to NHS neurology services. In conjunction with limited recognition of the nature of their impairments and poor communication between clinical staff, patients and carers, this absence of appropriate assessment tools means that neurological impairments, including dementia, are typically diagnosed late in deaf patients, or not at all, with adverse consequences for their access to medication, rehabilitation and care planning. Work within the UCL Deafness Cognition & Language Research Centre (DCAL) has helped redress some of these imbalances in access to diagnostic assessment among BSL users with acquired neurological conditions. Building on early studies at City University to explore aphasia and apraxia in signers with stroke, the team has worked since 2005 on the production of a series of case studies of motor impairments in signers. These provided important insights including, for example, a refutation of the idea that palilalia (the delayed repetition of words or phrases) relates specifically - and exclusively - to speech. The team has also explored the manifestations of voice hallucinations in deaf people with schizophrenia, providing novel insights into the nature of subvocal thought and sensory feedback loops. After decades of frustrating experiences with the NHS, just two appointments at a specialist deaf cognitive disorders clinic and my mother finally received a diagnosis that explains her perplexing health problems. A survey of NHS neurological services conducted by members of the DCAL team (funded by the Wellcome Trust) found that, among Deaf people, referrals to speech and language therapy services following stroke occurred at only about 20% of the rate of referrals for hearing patients. It seems likely that those affected by other acquired neurological and neuropsychiatric conditions, such as head injury, progressive neurological diseases and schizophrenia, are subject to a similar experience. In 2010 the Centre initiated a joint project to help tackle this problem by improving early diagnosis and management among Deaf people who use BSL. Funded by the Alzheimer's Society, the project was conducted in collaboration with the University of Manchester, City University London and Royal Association for Deaf People. The UCL team focused particularly on the Older Healthy Deaf Brain, producing a profile of normal cognitive ageing within the Deaf Community. This profile was subsequently used to develop the first ever standardised cognitive and language screening tests designed to assist diagnosis of acquired neurological impairments in sign language users, and the tests have since been made available to clinicians and researchers working with deaf people with developmental and acquired impairments. Used in conjunction with brain scans, they allow confident diagnosis of dementia and other acquired neurological impairments in Deaf people at an early stage of cognitive impairment. This faster and more accurate diagnosis allows more timely access to services which, in turn, support better health outcomes and reduced NHS and local authority care service costs. The tests are administered at the specialist Cognitive Disorders Clinic at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queens Square in the first-ever monthly neurological clinic for deaf signers, set up in 2011 to help maximise the utility of the newly designed tests. Deaf BSL users presenting with acquired cognitive difficulties are referred to the clinic from all parts of the UK for assessment of dementia or other neurodegenerative disorders. The clinic, which is the first service of its kind anywhere in the world, allows NHS clinical services to offer assessment leading to appropriate interventions and services. As such, it represents a significant step towards reducing wider healthcare inequalities for deaf people in the UK. This positive effect has been compounded by the use both of the UCL DCAL research and of data obtained through the clinic as a springboard for UK policy development. The team has, for example, prepared briefing documents for the government in order to allow the inclusion of Deaf people with dementia in the development of the equalities action plan with respect to the National Dementia Strategy (Deaf People with Dementia, 2010). The All Party Parliamentary Group in Deafness has also agreed to support joint proposals on health and social care developed by UCL DCAL in collaboration with Action on Hearing Loss. A joint report was launched in March 2013 to press for the creation of permanent services for this population.
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/impact/case-study-repository/neuropsychological-assessments-for-the-deaf
 
Description Lancet Commission on Culture and Health http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ S0140-6736(14)61603-2
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description The delivery of public service interpreting in the 21st century
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Invited submission to Public Accounts Select Committee The was a written submission invited by Margaret Hodge MP in her role as Chair of the Public Accounts Committee. The written submission was a position paper on the delivery of Public Service Interpreting in the 21st Century. This responded to the enquiry into the failings of the contract of the MOJ with ALS for spoken and sign language interpreting.
 
Description Australian Irish Sign Language Documentation Project
Amount $3,100 (AUD)
Organisation John Wallis Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Australia
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2015
 
Description Australian Irish Sign Language: a minority sign language within a larger sign language community - Endangered Languages Documentation Project, Endangered Languages Archive
Amount £4,031 (GBP)
Funding ID Grant number SG0320 
Organisation School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2015
 
Description BSL Timeline exhibition
Amount £1,600 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2014 
End 07/2014
 
Description Beacon Bursary Grant
Amount £1,500 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2011 
End 12/2012
 
Description Beacon bursary
Amount £1,500 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2011 
End 12/2012
 
Description British Academy Special Awards
Amount £149,500 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 02/2018
 
Description Broadening Participation of Deaf Students in Sign Language Research
Amount $34,000 (USD)
Organisation National Science Foundation (NSF) 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 06/2013 
End 12/2013
 
Description Consultancy
Amount £5,350 (GBP)
Organisation Transport for London 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 02/2017
 
Description DCAL Halloween Workshop at Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 10/2013
 
Description DEAFLI - Deaf literacy.
Amount £48,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 538750-LLP-1-2013-1-ES-GRUNDTVIG-GMP 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2016
 
Description Dementia and neighbourhoods
Amount £37,783 (GBP)
Organisation Research Councils UK (RCUK) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2017
 
Description Describing sociolinguistic variation in verb directionality in British Sign Language: A corpus-based study
Amount £199,639 (GBP)
Organisation Research Councils UK (RCUK) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2012 
End 05/2014
 
Description Developing neuropsychological tests for the identification of cognitive disorders in older deaf users of British Sign Language
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Action on Hearing Loss 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2012 
End 01/2015
 
Description Digging into Data Challenge
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Funding ID Digging into Signs 
Organisation Jisc 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2014 
End 05/2015
 
Description Digging into signs: Developing standard annotation practices for cross-linguistic quantitative analysis of sign language data
Amount £124,965 (GBP)
Organisation Research Councils UK (RCUK) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2014 
End 04/2015
 
Description Discretionary funds for supervising MSc students
Amount £735 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2014
 
Description ESRC Festival of Social Science
Amount £600 (GBP)
Funding ID 8108834 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2015 
End 11/2015
 
Description ESRC festival of social science on Executive Function
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2012 
End 12/2012
 
Description Early Career Research Participation Support TISLR
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Sieratzki Family Charitable Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2013 
End 07/2013
 
Description Endangered Languages Documentation Project
Amount £4,031 (GBP)
Organisation School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2015
 
Description Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) funding
Amount £3,500 (GBP)
Organisation Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2012 
End 12/2012
 
Description Festival of social science debate and workshops : executive functions
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2012 
End 12/2012
 
Description Gesture use in people with aphasia
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Dunhill Medical Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2011 
End 12/2012
 
Description Grundtvig Lifelong Learning Programme
Amount € 379,400 (EUR)
Organisation erasmus + 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2013 
End 12/2016
 
Description History of BSL exhibtion - HLF
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Heritage Lottery Fund 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2013 
End 11/2013
 
Description Jiangsu Normal University collaborative funding
Amount £69,279 (GBP)
Organisation Jiangsu Normal University 
Sector Academic/University
Country China
Start 11/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description Knowledge Exchange and Innovation Funding
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2017 
End 10/2018
 
Description Leverhulme Research Fellowship
Amount £45,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Leverhulme Trust 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2011 
End 12/2012
 
Description MRC Studentship
Amount £62,706 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2011 
End 09/2014
 
Description Making sense from the hands and mouth : multimodal integration in spoken and signed languages
Amount £156,077 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2013 
End 06/2015
 
Description Marie Curie Individual Fellowship
Amount € 195,455 (EUR)
Organisation European Union 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2016 
End 08/2018
 
Description New languages seen with new eyes: evidence for the emergence of grammar in signed languages using new methodologies and technologies
Amount £3,100 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2010 
End 12/2013
 
Description Online data capture in BSL
Amount £3,199 (GBP)
Organisation National Strategic Directorate for e-Social Science (NSDeSS) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2012 
End 08/2013
 
Description Online data capture workshop
Amount £3,199 (GBP)
Organisation Research Councils UK (RCUK) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2012 
End 07/2012
 
Description Overcoming obstacles to the early identification of dementia in the signing Deaf community
Amount £250,452 (GBP)
Organisation Alzheimer’s Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2010 
End 12/2013
 
Description Overseas Institutional Visit Scheme
Amount £3,500 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2014 
End 08/2014
 
Description Research Grants Scheme
Amount 6,000,000 руб. (RUB)
Organisation Russian Academy of Sciences 
Sector Public
Country Russian Federation
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2018
 
Description Research on Neuroscience and Language
Amount 6,000,000 руб. (RUB)
Organisation Russian Academy of Sciences 
Sector Public
Country Russian Federation
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2019
 
Description Sign language learning in hearing adults. Leverhulme,
Amount £120,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Leverhulme Trust 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2018
 
Description SignLearnSpeak
Amount £213,406 (GBP)
Funding ID 275946 - SignLearnSpeak 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 08/2011 
End 08/2014
 
Description Signs of Science
Amount £11,000 (GBP)
Organisation Institute of Physics (IOP) 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2013 
End 02/2014
 
Description Special Awards Scheme
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Funding ID SCHU01 
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 09/2017
 
Description Staff mobility for training
Amount € 1,115 (EUR)
Organisation erasmus + 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 11/2014
 
Description TISLR Conference - comunication support
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2013 
End 11/2013
 
Description The Brent Early Language Development Project
Amount £13,000 (GBP)
Organisation Brent Local Education Authority 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2012 
End 08/2013
 
Description The History of BSL Exhibition
Amount £4,750 (GBP)
Organisation Research Councils UK (RCUK) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2013 
End 12/2014
 
Description The History of BSL Exhibition (HLF Funding)
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Heritage Lottery Fund 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2013 
End 12/2013
 
Description The Role of Affect in Learning Abstract Concepts
Amount £124,600 (GBP)
Organisation Nuffield Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2012 
End 12/2014
 
Description The modulatory effect of dopamine on speech perception - a potential intervention therapy for successful cochlear implantation
Amount £14,675 (GBP)
Organisation Action on Hearing Loss 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2013 
End 03/2014
 
Description The role of lexical retrieval in a signed language -Evidence from phonological fluency tasks in BSL
Amount £9,908 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2013 
End 06/2015
 
Description Travel Grant
Amount £800 (GBP)
Organisation Guarantors of Brain 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 09/2015
 
Description UCL Life Learning
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2015 
End 07/2015
 
Description UCL beacon bursary for public engagement
Amount £1,500 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2011 
End 12/2012
 
Description UCL/IoE Strategic Partinership research fund
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2013 
End 04/2014
 
Description University of Manchester subcontract
Amount £13,745 (GBP)
Organisation Alzheimer’s Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2015 
End 02/2016
 
Description Using deafness as a model system to inform literacy intervention and neurobiological models of language
Amount £1,100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2013 
End 07/2018
 
Description When do gestures become linguistic? Understanding the gesture-language interface through a corpus-based study of pointing signs in sign languages
Amount $345,000 (AUD)
Organisation Australian Research Council 
Sector Public
Country Australia
Start 06/2014 
End 05/2015
 
Description Working memory for sign and speech
Amount £151,543 (GBP)
Organisation Linkoping University 
Sector Academic/University
Country Sweden
Start 07/2012 
End 07/2013
 
Description equipment grant for Nigerian Sign Language project
Amount £3,850 (GBP)
Organisation British Nigeria Educational Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2015 
 
Title BSL Assessment Portal 
Description The DCAL Assessment Portal provides on-line access to a collection of assessments of cognition, speech and language developed at DCAL. The website allows professionals concerned with developmental and clinical assessment of deaf children and adults to use our tests and norms. Additionally, the tests are available for use by researchers both within and outside DCAL. Data from the on-line tests are used to develop and update norms for these populations and provide opportunities for secondary data analysis. 
Type Of Material Model of mechanisms or symptoms - human 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact We have already had numerous requests for assistance in adapting and translating the on-line assessment tools for use with other sign languages in Europe, China and the Americas. Several have already been completed and are currently being used by researchers in other countries as well as in the UK 
URL https://dcalportal.org
 
Title BSL SignBank 
Description BSL SignBank: A lexical database and dictionary of British Sign Language (First Edition) 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Use of the resource by students, teachers, interpreters, researchers. 
URL http://bslsignbank.ucl.ac.uk
 
Title BSL Signbank 
Description On-line dictionary of British Sign Language The current version of BSL SignBank (last updated mid-2015) includes over 2500 signs from roughly 12 hours (50,000 sign tokens) from the BSL Corpus conversation data from Bristol, Birmingham, London and Manchester, and from the "What's your sign" task from all 249 signers from Belfast, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, London, Manchester, and Newcastle. As more work on the BSL Corpus continues, future updates will include more signs from more regions and more tasks in the BSL Corpus. We also aim to include new proposed signs from the deaf community where appropriate. A mobile app is under development which will enable learners to practice signs and compare their production to the sign model 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact BSL SignBank is already in wide use as a reference for research and teaching/learning of BSL and for linguistics more generally. 
URL http://bslsignbank.ucl.ac.uk/
 
Title British sign language corpus project : a corpus of digital video data of British sign language 2008-2011 (first edition) 
Description British Sign Language video data online 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2011 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Approx 15/year requests for user licenses for access restricted part of BSL Corpus. Wide use of open access data as confirmed by feedback from community via email and social media. Partial annotations available since 2014. 
URL http://www.bslcorpusproject.org
 
Title DCAL Research Data Archive 
Description The DCAL Research Data Archive holds the data outputs of the UCL Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre. The vast majority of research studies on language and cognition are based on languages which are spoken and heard. DCAL's research provides a unique perspective on language and thought by placing sign languages and Deaf people in the centre of our understanding of language and communication. DCAL's research since 2006 has contributed substantially to the recognition that deafness is an important model for exploring questions in linguistics, cognitive sciences and neuroscience. All metadata for the projects in this archive is openly available. Some data is restricted to named researchers. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This archive provides access to DCAL's research data, metadata, stimuli, etc for use and reuse by other researchers. It is expected to be widely used by researchers not only in the fields of deafness and sign language research but also in psychology, development, neuroscience, and linguistics more generally. 
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/digital-collections/collections/dcal
 
Description Ayady Deaf Centre 
Organisation Ayady Deaf Centre
Country United Arab Emirates 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution A centre for Deaf children and their families in the United Arab Emirates
Start Year 2013
 
Description British Sign Language Recognition - The Way Ahead 
Organisation British Deaf Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution An evening seminar on British Sign Language recognition and the strategies for recognising the linguistic human rights of the British Deaf Community in legislation
Start Year 2012
 
Description Clinical consultancy 
Organisation National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Providing clinical neuropsychology expertise to the Cognitive Disorders Clinic for Deaf patients at National Hospital for Neurology and Neuropsychology
Start Year 2012
 
Description Clinical consultation at National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery 
Organisation National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Clinical work is conducted in the Cognitive Disorders Clinic, allowing deaf patients for the first time to be accurately assessed using new BSL tests of cognition, language and memory, enabling diagnoses of neurodegenerative conditions and brain injuries. Consultant: Dr Joanna Atkinson Dates: March 2012- March 2013 Monthly clinic
Start Year 2012
 
Description Collaboration with Moscow State Linguistics University 
Organisation Moscow State Linguistics University
Country Russian Federation 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have provided intensive training for Russian sign language interpreting students. This has in turn led to a 3-year joint research project, funded by the Russian Academy of Sciences
Collaborator Contribution Provision of funds for training students; costs of planning visits to Moscow, lead on submission of research proposal to Russian Academy
Impact Research project will start in April 2016. Collaboration involves linguists and neuroscientists.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with Wellcome Trust Hearing the Voice Research Centre at Durham University 
Organisation Durham University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Working together to study inner speech, inner sign and voice hallucinations in sensory impaired (deaf and blind) groups. I provide expertise in deafness, blindness, sign language, neuropsychology and voice-hallucinations.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in psychosis, phenomenology and voice hearing.
Impact Project and grant collaborations
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration with the Institute of Education and the UCL Ear Institute 
Organisation University College London
Department Ear Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Consultantcy, test development and data collection for two projects investigating the impact of music classes on deaf and hearing children's language, communication skills and cogntive development.
Collaborator Contribution The collaboration began after the projects were already funded and established - partners were responsible for the recruitment of participants/schools and carrying out the musical interventions.
Impact No formal outputs have yet been generated, research is ongoing.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration with the Institute of Education and the UCL Ear Institute 
Organisation University College London
Department Institute of Education (IOE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Consultantcy, test development and data collection for two projects investigating the impact of music classes on deaf and hearing children's language, communication skills and cogntive development.
Collaborator Contribution The collaboration began after the projects were already funded and established - partners were responsible for the recruitment of participants/schools and carrying out the musical interventions.
Impact No formal outputs have yet been generated, research is ongoing.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaborative Agreement to facilitate research on cognitive neural mechanisms of sign language and cross-cultural and cross-lingusitic comparison 
Organisation Jiangsu Normal University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Visits to China to support research there on cognitive neural mechanisms of sign language and cross-cultural and cross-linguistic comparison.
Collaborator Contribution Funding for visits of DCAL staff to China; funding for post-doctoral researchers to spend periods of time at Jiangsu Normal University or at DCAL
Impact Presentation at International Conference on Language, Suzhou, June 2014
Start Year 2013
 
Description Communication interventions with pre-school deaf children 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expert reviewer for Project: Communication Interventions with Pre-school Deaf Children (coordinator Rachel Rees). University College London.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Consultancy as international expert to provide advice for Educating Deaf Children website 
Organisation Rochester Institute of Technology
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution K Cormier Sought as international expert to provide advice for Educating Deaf Children, support site hosted by Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf (USA) for parents and educators of deaf and hard-of-hearing children
Collaborator Contribution K Cormier Sought as international expert to provide advice for Educating Deaf Children, support site hosted by Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf (USA) for parents and educators of deaf and hard-of-hearing children
Impact http://www.rit.edu/ntid/educatingdeafchildren/?p=1151
Start Year 2014
 
Description Consultancy re possible collaboration with British Library 
Organisation The British Library
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Meeting with KC and JF, with Jonathan Robinson and Simone Bacchini, social science curators at British Library
Start Year 2013
 
Description Consultation about adaptation of BSL sentence reproduction test into Swiss-German sign language 
Organisation University of Applied Sciences for Special Needs Education Zurich
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Consultation with Tobias Haug, University of Applied Sciences for Special Needs Education Zurich, about adaptation of BSL Sentence Reproduction Test into Swiss-German Sign Language
Start Year 2012
 
Description Consultation about creation of Finnish Sign Language corpus 
Organisation University of Jyvaskyla
Country Finland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Consultation with Ritva Takkinen, University of Jyväskylä, about creation of Finnish Sign Language corpus
Start Year 2012
 
Description Consultation about creation of Moroccan Sign Language corpus 
Organisation National School of Mineral Industry
Country Morocco 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Consultation with Abdelhadi Soudi, Head of the interdisciplinary research team "Mathematics-Computer Science and Linguistics", Ecole Nationale de l'Industrie Minérale, Rabat, Morocco
Start Year 2013
 
Description Consultation about creation of historical corpus of American Sign Language 
Organisation University of Connecticut
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Consultation with Ted Supalla, University of Connecticut about creation of historical corpus of American Sign Language
Start Year 2012
 
Description Consultation about phonological change in sign languages 
Organisation Mason Perkins Deafness Fund (MPDF)
Country Italy 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Consultation with Elena Radutzky, Mason Perkins Deafness Fund, Rome, Italy
Start Year 2013
 
Description Consultation about sign language documentation at borders of Brazil, Uraguay, Argentina 
Organisation Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel)
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Consultation with Tatiana Lebedeff, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil
Start Year 2013
 
Description Consultation about sign language machine translation techology in Brazil 
Organisation New Scientist
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Consultation with Niall Firth, New Scientist magazine
Start Year 2013
 
Description Consultation about use of BSL corpus data for improvement of sign language recognition technology 
Organisation University of Aberdeen
Department Department of Computing Science
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Consultation with Ernesto Compatangelo, Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen about use of BSL Corpus data to improve Portable Sign Language Translator (http://www.technabling.co.uk/pslt)
Start Year 2012
 
Description Consultation about use of BSL corpus data for improvement of sign language recognition technology 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department Department of Computer Science
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Consultation with Trevor Cohn, Dept of Computer Science, University of Sheffield about use of BSL Corpus data for work on automatic machine translation
Start Year 2012
 
Description Consultation on language and gesture in sign language and multimodal corpora 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Consultation with Svenja Adolphs, Professor of English Language and Linguistics, Nottingham University
Start Year 2013
 
Description Creation of Indian Sign Language corpus 
Organisation Central Institute of Indian Languages
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Consultation with Amaresh Gopalakrishnan, Central Institute of Indian Languages, about creation of Indian Sign Language corpus
Start Year 2012
 
Description DEAFLI Grundtvig Project 
Organisation Institute of the Deaf of Turin
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Part of an EU-funded Grundtvig project, developing materials for improving English literacy skills of British deaf people
Collaborator Contribution Developing materials for improving literacy skills of Deaf Austrians, Catalonians, and Italians
Impact No outcomes yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description DEAFLI Grundtvig Project 
Organisation University of Barcelona
Department APRELS (Deafness, Communication and Learning),
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Part of an EU-funded Grundtvig project, developing materials for improving English literacy skills of British deaf people
Collaborator Contribution Developing materials for improving literacy skills of Deaf Austrians, Catalonians, and Italians
Impact No outcomes yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description DEAFLI Grundtvig Project 
Organisation University of Klagenfurt
Country Austria 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Part of an EU-funded Grundtvig project, developing materials for improving English literacy skills of British deaf people
Collaborator Contribution Developing materials for improving literacy skills of Deaf Austrians, Catalonians, and Italians
Impact No outcomes yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description Documenting all the BSL signs relating to specific theatre terminology 
Organisation Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Department The Technical Theatre BSL Project
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Robert Adam was asked to be a consultant on this project to see how the theatre signs appear in the BSL Corpus Project so as not to duplicate both databases.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Email advice and consultancy on appropriate assessment and services where a deaf person has developed cognitive impairment or memory problems 
Organisation University College London
Department Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Email advice and consultancy provided to over 80 professionals, families and individuals where a deaf person has developed cognitive impairment or memory problems. Difficulties range from dementia, stroke to dyspraxia and dyslexia. I provided advice on appropriate assessment and services. This shows that further research is desperately needed to develop clinical services in the field of neurology and neuropsychology.
Start Year 2011
 
Description European COST action SignGram : unraveling the grammars of European sign languages : pathways to full citizenship of deaf signers and to the protection of their linguistic heritage 
Organisation European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)
Department Unraveling the Grammars of European Sign Language
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Member of European COST action SignGram: Unraveling the grammars of European sign languages: pathways to full citizenship of deaf signers and to the protection of their linguistic heritage. http://parles.upf.edu/en/content/cost-signgram
Start Year 2011
 
Description European COST program Bi-SLI : language impairment in a multilingual society 
Organisation European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)
Department Language Impairment in Multilingual Society
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Member of European COST program Bi-SLI: Language Impairment in a Multilingual Society: http://www.bi-sli.org/
Start Year 2010
 
Description How does language affect perception : data from colour perception in signed and spoken language 
Organisation South China Normal University
Department Department of Psychology
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research collaboration funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China
Start Year 2012
 
Description Invited Advisor for research project at City University 
Organisation City, University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Nuffield funded research project ?Reading and Dyslexia in Deaf Children II: The Special Case of Deaf Children Who Sign?;
Collaborator Contribution Advice on design of study, in particular assessment and data collection from deaf children who use British Sign Language
Impact Multi-disciplinary: speech & language therapy, developmental psychology, education
Start Year 2013
 
Description K Cormier as funded expert collaborator on ERC Starter Grant to Dr. Jennifer Culbertson, "Syntax Shaped by Cognition" 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution K Cormier at DCAL/ UCL is funded expert collaborator on European Research Council Starter Grant to Dr. Jennifer Culbertson, "Syntax Shaped by Cognition", advising on the silent gesture part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution The European Research Council Starter Grant award was to PI Dr. Jennifer Culbertson at University of Edinburgh, "Syntax Shaped by Cognition"
Impact Project runs 2018-02-01 to 2023-01-31
Start Year 2018
 
Description Karen Emmorey (Vigliocco named co-I on NIH grant by Emmorey) 
Organisation San Deigo State University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Vigliocco was Co-I on a research grant by Emmorey funded by NIH to carry out a TMS study of iconicity
Collaborator Contribution Emmorey's grant paid for consumables and RA time
Impact A manuscript reporting the results of the experiment is about to be submitted
Start Year 2012
 
Description Language development for NDCS train the trainers project. 
Organisation NDCS National Deaf Children's Society
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution On going work on training professionals to work with deaf children and families
Start Year 2013
 
Description Lexical-semantic organization in American Sign Language by Deaf native signers 
Organisation University of Texas at Austin
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution International Collaboration with Dr Richard Meier, Department of Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin The goal of this collaboration is to investigate the depth of semantic knowledge in American Sign Language (ASL) by deaf native signers, using a repeated meaning association paradigm.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Partner investigator on Research Grant from Australian Research Council (ARC), "When do gestures become linguistic?" 
Organisation Macquarie University
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Kearsy Cormier as Partner investigator on Research Grant from Australian Research Council (ARC), "When do gestures become linguistic? Understanding the gesture-language interface through a corpus-based study of pointing signs in signed languages" Chief Investigators: Trevor Johnston (Macquarie-U, Sydney), Adam Schembri (La Trobe-U, Melbourne); Partner Investigator: Onno Crasborn (Radboud-U, Nijmegen, Netherlands). ASD$345,000.
Collaborator Contribution Partner investigator on Research Grant from Australian Research Council (ARC), "When do gestures become linguistic? Understanding the gesture-language interface through a corpus-based study of pointing signs in signed languages" Chief Investigators: Trevor Johnston (Macquarie-U, Sydney), Adam Schembri (La Trobe-U, Melbourne); Partner Investigator: Onno Crasborn (Radboud-U, Nijmegen, Netherlands). ASD$345,000.
Impact in progress
Start Year 2014
 
Description Partner investigator on Research Grant from Australian Research Council (ARC), "When do gestures become linguistic?" 
Organisation Radboud University Nijmegen
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Kearsy Cormier as Partner investigator on Research Grant from Australian Research Council (ARC), "When do gestures become linguistic? Understanding the gesture-language interface through a corpus-based study of pointing signs in signed languages" Chief Investigators: Trevor Johnston (Macquarie-U, Sydney), Adam Schembri (La Trobe-U, Melbourne); Partner Investigator: Onno Crasborn (Radboud-U, Nijmegen, Netherlands). ASD$345,000.
Collaborator Contribution Partner investigator on Research Grant from Australian Research Council (ARC), "When do gestures become linguistic? Understanding the gesture-language interface through a corpus-based study of pointing signs in signed languages" Chief Investigators: Trevor Johnston (Macquarie-U, Sydney), Adam Schembri (La Trobe-U, Melbourne); Partner Investigator: Onno Crasborn (Radboud-U, Nijmegen, Netherlands). ASD$345,000.
Impact in progress
Start Year 2014
 
Description Partner investigator on Research Grant from Australian Research Council (ARC), "When do gestures become linguistic?" 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Kearsy Cormier as Partner investigator on Research Grant from Australian Research Council (ARC), "When do gestures become linguistic? Understanding the gesture-language interface through a corpus-based study of pointing signs in signed languages" Chief Investigators: Trevor Johnston (Macquarie-U, Sydney), Adam Schembri (La Trobe-U, Melbourne); Partner Investigator: Onno Crasborn (Radboud-U, Nijmegen, Netherlands). ASD$345,000.
Collaborator Contribution Partner investigator on Research Grant from Australian Research Council (ARC), "When do gestures become linguistic? Understanding the gesture-language interface through a corpus-based study of pointing signs in signed languages" Chief Investigators: Trevor Johnston (Macquarie-U, Sydney), Adam Schembri (La Trobe-U, Melbourne); Partner Investigator: Onno Crasborn (Radboud-U, Nijmegen, Netherlands). ASD$345,000.
Impact in progress
Start Year 2014
 
Description Partnership between DCAL and ARC CCD, Macquarie University, Australia to develop analysis software for fTCD. 
Organisation Australian Research Council
Department ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Payne contributed to the new artifact rejection steps of the analysis software. She was responsible for checking the code with existing data collected from past projects.
Collaborator Contribution Badcock wrote the code for the analysis software and provided in depth training to Payne on developing analysis software using MATLAB.
Impact During a 6 week research visit (summer 2014) Badcock and Payne made significant progress in developing version 3 of the specialist analysis software, used to analyse fTCD data (dopOSCCI). This is an improvement on the previous version of dopOSCCI, allowing users to visualize each step of processing the fTCD signal and includes a more sophisticated method for noise reduction. A working version of this software is being tested by Badcock, Payne and researchers using fTCD at the University of South Australia, Adelaide and will be used in publications currently in preparation.
Start Year 2014
 
Description UCL-MRRI 
Organisation Moss Rehabilitation Hospital
PI Contribution GV started a collaboration with Drs Laurel Buxbaum and Myrna Schwartz at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute concerning the multimodal communication of people with aphasia and apraxia.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Buxbaum and Schwartz bring expertise on aphasia and apraxia as well as access to patients. A grant application (Buxbaum, PI; Vigliocco co-I) has been submitted to NIH.
Impact No major output yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Using mediated learning experiences to inform deaf children's organization of their signed and spoken language systems 
Organisation University of Texas at Austin
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution International collaboration with Dr Elizabeth Pena, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Texas at Austin, USA Goal of this collaboration is to provide a model for assessment of vocabulary knowledge in American Sign Language (ASL) within the framework of dynamic language assessment and discuss the notion of child modifiability in response to scripted mediated learning experience (MLE) sessions.
Start Year 2011
 
Title Specialist memory clinic for British Sign Language community 
Description specialist memory clinic (based in London) for the diagnosis of dementia in members of the deaf community, taking referrals from all over the UK, and using diagnostic tools specially developed for signers with acquired neurological impairments 
Type Health and Social Care Services
Current Stage Of Development Early clinical assessment
Year Development Stage Completed 2013
Development Status Actively seeking support
Impact Collaborations to develop comparable diagnostic tools for Deaf people in other countries 
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/clinical
 
Title BSL SignBank: sign language lexical database system 
Description BSL SignBank is an open access, online lexical database and dictionary of British Sign Language, based on and adapted from Auslan (Australian Sign Language) SignBank. BSL SignBank was the first adaptation of the Auslan system. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact SignBanks for other sign languages are emerging based on the BSL adaptation, including Sign Language of the Netherlands and Finnish Sign Language, with proposals underway for SignBanks in other countries. 
URL http://bslsignbank.ucl.ac.uk
 
Title DCAL Assessment Portal 
Description Portal providing access to all DCAL's assessment tools for use with deaf adults and children 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Much interest from researchers and practitioners in other countries in adapting and translating the assessments;. Very positive response from teachers and speech/language therapists. Many very positive reviews. 
URL https://dcalportal.org
 
Title Sign Language Receptive Skills Test Site 
Description Portal to on-line versions of receptive skills tests in British Sign Language, German Sign Language & American Sign Language. Enables on-line testing and storage of data for research and applied purposes 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Demand from researchers and practitioners working with deaf children in other countries for support in developing adaptations for their own languages 
URL http://www.signlanguagetest.com/
 
Title Test portal 
Description This website provides on-line access to assessments of deafness, cognition and language developed through research carried out at the Deafness Cognition and Language (DCAL) research centre including the BSL Cognitive Screening test and BSL Test of Verbal Learning and Memory which was funded by the Alzheimer's Society grant. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Clinicians and practitioners will be able to access the tests online for use in assessing cognitive disorders and dementia in deaf people that use British Sign Language. This is the first time that such tests have become available nationally for diagnostic use. 
URL https://dcal.azurewebsites.net/
 
Description Dr Velia Cardin, seminar, A cognitive role for the auditory cortex of deaf individuals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Increased knowledge of research and work carried out by DCAL and the importance of this.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.hearing.nihr.ac.uk/seminars/seminar/a-cognitive-role-for-the-auditory-cortex-of-deaf-indi...
 
Description "Deaf Awareness Day" at Roding Primary School, Redbridge. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Awareness of DCAL's activities amongst parents of deaf children and other professionals, and promotion of UCL's summer school programme for deaf students

Contacts made for potential future collaborations and people were interested in taking part in future research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Deaf and dementia' project call for volunteers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Deaf clinical psychologist Dr.Joanna Atkinson introduces the 'Deaf and Dementia' project to a group of 800 holidaying pensioners at the annual England Deaf Darby and Joan event in Lowestoft. Interviewing 150 of this healthy group of Deaf people is the first stage of the research project, involving 3 leading British universities. The project will look at how Deaf people are affected by dementia. Deaf community so individuals can be diagnosed early and accordingly supported.

250 people volunteeered to take part in the research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description 'Fake' Mandela interpreter claims schizophrenic episode 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Fake' Mandela interpreter claims schizophrenic episode

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 'Fake' interpreter at Mandela memorial claims to have exposed system 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.newsfiber.com/p/s/h?v=EuRHwrpflhk0%3D+DZFpIBMOuDk%3D

'Fake' interpreter at Mandela memorial claims to have exposed system
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 'Zulu sign language? There's no such thing': expert reacts to 'fake' Nelson Mandela memorial interpreter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/nelson-mandela/10511040/Zulu-sign-language-Theres-no-such-thing-expert-reacts-to-fake-Nelson-Mandela-memorial-interpreter.html

'Zulu sign language? There's no such thing': expert reacts to 'fake' Nelson Mandela memorial interpreter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 2 languages = 2 brains, 2 minds and 2 cultures? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ESRC Festival of Social Science event.

discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description @dcal_ucl : The fantastic History of #BSL free exhibition opens TODAY!! 2-25 July 2013, at #UCL North Cloisters! http://t.co/bKtuJzOJE0 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact DCAL's exhibition advertised online at: http://inagist.com/all/352049432000348161/ link accessed 11.7.13

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://inagist.com/all/352049432000348161/
 
Description A basic introduction to the linguistics of BSL: Bradford, England 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop delivered to British Sign Language teachers

BSL tutors had an improved understanding of BSL linguistics and there were some informal requests for further training.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description A minority sign language community within a majority sign language community. Gallaudet University Department of ASL and Deaf Studies. Washington DC, USA, 1st April 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Discussion after the presentation

Discussion with academics with a specific interest in this area (Black ASL, ISL in South Africa)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description A sign of where you're from? BDN article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact "A sign of where you're from?" Research article by Rose Stamp, Adam Schembri, Bronwen Evans, Kearsy Cormier, featuring research on accommodation in BSL, British Deaf News, April 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Addressing hearing loss services 'could save £28m' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.hsj.co.uk/addressing-hearing-loss-services-could-save-28m/5058257.article#.UvJqtCSBTAI

Greater knowledge among the Deaf and Hearing Community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.hsj.co.uk/addressing-hearing-loss-services-could-save-28m/5058257.article#.UvJqtCSBTAI
 
Description Advertisement for Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR) Conference 11 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact DCAL's TISLR conference was advertised online at: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/26470/theoretical-issues-in-sign-language-research-%28tislr%29-conference-11.aspx?dm_i=XZA,1N3D8,4OC31U,5QF0B,1 link accessed 11.7.13

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.esrc.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/26470/theoretical-issues-in-sign-language-research-%28t...
 
Description An investigation into deaf children's vocabulary development in BSL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk delivered at event supported under the Beacons for Public Engagement programme - funded by UK councils, Research Councils UK and the Wellcome Trust as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Analysing deaf children's communication in sign 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk to Yorkshire Deaf children's services. 30.1.2009

Discussion with families/professionals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Are deaf children with autism spectrum disorder impaired when using emotional and linguistic facial expressions in British Sign Language? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation given to members of the Applied Psychology and Deafness Special Interest group

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Arriving at conventions in language acquisition: perspectives from child signers. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk at a meeting about sign and spoken language comparisons

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Article - DCAL What do they do? By terptree 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Expanded the knowledge of the reader to understand what DCAL does and what our aims are
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://terptree.co.uk/deaf-people/dcal-what-do-they-do/
 
Description Article about DCAL research: Sign language dialects "in decline" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article sparked questions and discussion about Sign language dialects

Public became more aware of Sign language dialects and that users of British Sign Language (BSL) are being faced with unprecedented change in their language, with some loss of regional variations in signs, and a gap between the older and younger generations emerging.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.hearingtimes.co.uk/Community/1645/Sign%20language%20dialects%20%E2%80%9Cin%20decline%E2%8...
 
Description Article about Discover UCL: A Summer School for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article advertising the BSL summer school

Deaf students bacame more ware of coursesavailable with UCL and DCAL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.accessprofessions.com/partners/university-college-london/discover-ucl
 
Description Article about the reults of Research Carried out by DCAL. First evidence that synaesthesia gives colour to sign language 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article about the results of Research Carried out by DCAL. First evidence that synaesthesia gives colour to sign language
Made a wider audience aware of DCAL and the research carried out,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://allthingslinguistic.com/post/147014428482/first-evidence-that-synaesthesia-gives-colour-to
 
Description Article in British Deaf News about the work being done in DCAL to increase knowledge about language difficulties among sign language users 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article in British Deaf News about the work being done in DCAL to increase knowledge about language difficulties among sign language users.
Audience reported a change in views. More awareness among deaf community and practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Article in British Deaf News mentioning DCAL winning an award for 'Most significant research contribution to Deaf studies' at the Royal Association for Deaf 175th Birthday Honours Awards Ceremony 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article in British Deaf News mentioning DCAL winning an award for 'Most significant research contribution to Deaf studies' at the Royal Association for Deaf 175th Birthday Honours Awards Ceremony.
Deaf community more aware of DCAL and the research work it does and the impact it has
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Article in Hearing Times mentioning DCAL winning an award for 'Most significant research contribution to Deaf studies' at the Royal Association for Deaf 175th Birthday Honours Awards Ceremony 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Hearing Times mentioning DCAL winning an award for 'Most significant research contribution to Deaf studies' at the Royal Association for Deaf 175th Birthday Honours Awards Ceremony. Help auidence to be more aware of DCAL and the reseach done at DCAL.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.hearingtimes.co.uk/video/82827/Deaf%20community%20champions%20celebrated%20at%20RAD%20175...
 
Description Article on Limping Chicken Website - Launch of the DCAL Portal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article on Limping Chicken Website - Launch of the DCAL Portal
Increased the knowledge of DCAL and the research and work we carry out.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://limpingchicken.com/2016/06/07/deaf-news-new-online-resource-provides-huge-leap-forward-in-dea...
 
Description Article on Limping Chicken Website- New study casts light on synaesthesia among signed language users 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Increased knowledge of the research carried out by DCAL.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://limpingchicken.com/2016/07/20/deaf-news-new-study-casts-light-on-synaesthesia-among-signed-la...
 
Description Article: New UCL deaf awareness training in tune with latest Health Commission recommendations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article influenced public about a need for Deaf Awareness online training.

Audience reported a change in views. Greater awareness of the need for Deaf Awareness training especially for Heath Care professionals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lifelearning/latest-announcements/deaf-awareness-training-health-commission-rec...
 
Description Assessing Interpreter Aptitude 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact A lecture to spoken language and sign language interpreting students at Moscow Linguistics University

group of Russian interpreting students came for a study attachment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Assessing early sign language development 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation at Hot topics in bilingual education for students with hearing loss. Victorian Deaf Education Institute, Melbourne, 4 September 2012.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Assessing interpreter aptitude 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation at Interpreter Training Network Symposium, Adelaide 26 August 2012.

continuing contact and collaboration with Australian interpreters
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Assessment Gap for Deaf Children 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.primarytimes.net/parent_times_education_assessment_gap_deaf_children.php

Assessment Gap for Deaf Children
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Assessment and feedback in the digital age 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A one day workshop funded by the HEA to focus on the use of digital technologies when training interpreters and post qualification continuing professional development.

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description BBC See Hear - Stroke in Deaf Community and parliamentary launch of consultation on deafness and long term conditions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact National broadcast on BBC See Hear

Greater knowledge among the Deaf community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description BBC See Hear, featuring British Sign Language Corpus 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewee for BBC See Hear, featuring British Sign Language Corpus, 28 May 2014. Aired on BBC early 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC2 See Hear Series 32 Episode 30 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dcal staff (Bencie Woll) interviewed

Audience reported a change in their views
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01q98w3
 
Description BBC2 See Hear Series 33 Episode 3 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact DCAL staff (Joanna Atkinson intervied).



http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01s0s89



First broadcast on BBC 2.

Deaf public became more aware of our research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01s0s89
 
Description BBC2 See Hear Series 33 Episode 6 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact DCAL staff interviewed. Television programme showing some 1920s film footage of the first known record of BSL in the UK, telling of the economic downturn of that time, when many deaf people didn't have jobs. DCAL at the University College of London has discovered this unusual footage which was handed in to them. Upon viewing this footage, it revealed how BSL was used over ninety years ago - around 1927 or 1928 - just after the 'General Strike', when a lot of people were out of work.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p019x905

Greater knowledge among the Deaf community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description BBC2 See Hear Series 33, Episode 19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact DCAL staff interviewed. TV programme

deaf public became more aware of our research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description BBC2 See Hear Special Episode on 'The deaf brain' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dcal staff (Mairead MacSweeney) interviewed

greater knowledge among Deaf community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description BSL Bake-off 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Fun bake-off event using the 11th anniversary of the recognition of BSL as an official language in the UK to raise deaf awareness and publicise DCAL's research

Approx 60 people visited DCAL and took part in the event. Funds raised from cake sales were donated to a local Deaf school.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BSL Flash Mob 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Part of the annual Bloomsbury Festival, which this year had "Language" as its theme. A flash mob was organised to introduce those attending the day's events to British Sign Language, with a 5 minute lesson given by one of the DCAL staff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BSL Linguistics for BSL tutors, DCAL CPD 18 April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact BSL Linguistics for BSL tutors. Workshop delivered with Robert Adam as part of DCAL's Continuing Professional Development programme for teachers of BSL, 18 April 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BSL Linguistics for Interpreters, Cit Lit workshop, K Cormier 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact BSL Linguistics for Interpreters. One day training workshop at City Lit, London, 12 April 2014.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BSL SignBank is the First British Sign Language Dictionary Based on Actual Use 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Kearsy Cormier as interviewee for "BSL SignBank is the First British Sign Language Dictionary Based on Actual Use," featuring BSL SignBank. News item on Shiny Shiny, mainstream technology website for women, 26 September 2014. http://www.shinyshiny.tv/2014/09/signbank-bsl-dictionary.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.shinyshiny.tv/2014/09/signbank-bsl-dictionary.html
 
Description BSL SignBank is the first British Sign Language dictionary based on actual use 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ShinyShiny article about BSL SignBank

Greater knowledge among the Deaf community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.shinyshiny.tv/2014/09/signbank-bsl-dictionary.html
 
Description BSL SignBank, a 'living' British Sign Language dictionary, is launched online 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Kearsy Cormier as interviewee for "Deaf News: BSL SignBank, a 'living' British Sign Language dictionary, is launched online", featuring BSL SignBank. Limping Chicken (world-leading deaf blog), 7 October 2014. http://limpingchicken.com/2014/10/07/deaf-news-bsl-signbank-a-living-british-sign-language-dictionary-is-launched-online/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://limpingchicken.com/2014/10/07/deaf-news-bsl-signbank-a-living-british-sign-language-dictionar...
 
Description BSL SignBank: The first usage-based sign language dictionary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact "BSL SignBank: The first usage-based sign language dictionary", featuring BSL SignBank. News item in Hearing Times, national newspaper for deaf and hard-of-hearing, 30 September 2014, http://www.hearingtimes.co.uk/News/21961/BSL%20SignBank-%20The%20first%20usage-based%20sign%20language%20dictionary
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.hearingtimes.co.uk/News/21961/BSL%20SignBank-%20The%20first%20usage-based%20sign%20langua...
 
Description BSL cognitive tests and cognitive disorders clinic for deaf people 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop presentation for Applied Psychology Special Interest Group in Deafness - a workshop for clinical psychologists working with deaf people

requests for information about referrals and screening tools
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BSL grammaticality judgement task, K Cormier, DCAL Roadshow, 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Talk delivered at DCAL Roadshow event supported under the Beacons for Public Engagement programme - funded by UK councils, Research Councils UK and the Wellcome Trust as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/public-engagement/roadshow
 
Description BSL linguistics revision for BSL tutors 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop delivered to British Sign Language teachers

BSL tutors asked for more workshops and training.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description BSL sociolinguistics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk about deaf issues at sociolinguistics workshop at Andrea's School of BSL

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description BSLBT Zoom - 'This is I. Remember me.' National broadcast 16th February 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BSLBT Zoom - 'This is I. Remember me.' National broadcast 16th February 2015

One in three people will develop dementia, but many Deaf people don't know enough about it.
This is I, Remember Me explores whether there should be more information in BSL and also features interviews with Deaf experts on dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
On the right-hand side of this page, you can watch the behind the scenes film.
This film was made by Jack Smallwood as part of the BSL Zone's Zoom 2014 filmmaking scheme, produced by Neath Films.
Watch this programme online here on the BSL Zone from 8am on Monday morning or watch it on TV at the following dates and times:
Film 4 at 8am on Monday 16th February
Community Channel at 2pm on Tuesday 17th February
Community Channel at 7.30pm on Thursday 19th February
Community Channel at 7.30am on Saturday 21st February
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bslzone.co.uk/latest/online-and-tv-next-week-i-remember-me/
 
Description Barriers to identification of dementia in deaf people 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Invited lecture at workshop on Dementia and Deafness organised by University of Cologne. Contributed to German government thinktank on services for deaf people with dementia

Influence on German government policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Basic linguistics of British Sign Language: Cardiff, Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An introductory workshop for British Sign Language tutors, which introduces the linguistics of BSL and disseminates current research knowledge.

BSL tutors had an improved understanding of BSL linguistics and there were some informal requests for further training.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Basic linguistics of British Sign Language: London, England 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An introductory workshop for British Sign Language tutors, which introduces the linguistics of BSL and disseminates current research knowledge.

BSL tutors had an improved understanding of BSL linguistics and there were some informal requests for further training.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Basic linguistics of British Sign Language: London, England 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An introductory workshop for British Sign Language tutors, which introduces the linguistics of BSL and disseminates current research knowledge.

BSL tutors had an improved understanding of BSL linguistics and there were some informal requests for further training.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Bilingualism and how to assess early language development 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation at Adelaide Association of Teachers of the Deaf, Adelaide 25 August 2012.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Bilingualism and the deaf brain 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation at Hot topics in bilingual education for students with hearing loss. Victorian Deaf Education Institute, Melbourne, 3 September 2012.

further collaboration with Australians in test development
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Bilingualism and the deaf brain 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation at National Symposium on Sign Bilingual Education. Renwick College, Sydney, 30 August 2012.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description British Sign Language corpus project : documenting and describing variation in BSL, J Fenlon et al., DCAL Roadshow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact DCAL roadshow at Belfast

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/public-engagement/roadshow
 
Description British Sign Language corpus project, A Schembri, Invited talk, JASLSI, Kyoto 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation at Japanese Association of Sign Language Interpreters, Kyoto, Japan

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description British Sign Language corpus project, A Schembri, Invited talk, JFD, Tokyo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation at the Japanese Federation of the Deaf, Tokyo, Japan

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description British Sign Language corpus project, A Schembri, Invited talk, NCSLE, Kyoto 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation at National Centre of Sign Language Education, Kyoto, Japan

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description British Sign Language corpus project, A Schembri, Invited talk, NII, Tokyo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation at National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description British Sign Language recognition : the way ahead 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact A lecture on the linguistic, neuroscientific, psycholinguistic, historical and cultural research that has been undertaken which will greatly assist the Deaf community in securing linguistic human rights under British legislation.

This workshop led to the establishment of a BSL Recognition working party and the commissioning of a discussion paper on the legal, educational, social and access aspects of BSL recognition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bda.org.uk/News/112
 
Description Call for joined up care for people with hearing loss and dementia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/caresupport/professionals-providers/developments/April-2013.html

Call for joined up care for people with hearing loss and dementia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Categorical perception and production of handling handshapes in British Sign Language (BSL), Zed Sevcikova, ISGS 2010 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Best Paper Award

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.isgs2010.de/PDF/Book%20of%20Abstracts-ISGS2010.pdf
 
Description Categorical vs. gradient properties of handling constructions in British Sign Language, Zed Sevcikova 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Poster presentation at the first PsychoLinguistics in the South East (PsyLingSE) workshop, 5 March 2010

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/chc/CHCevents/psylingse
 
Description Categorical vs. gradient properties of handling signs in British Sign Language, Deaf Day 2010 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Poster presentation at DCAL Deaf Day, 2010

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.dcal.ucl.ac.uk/documents/DOD2010_Programme.pdf
 
Description Categorical vs. gradient properties of handling signs in British Sign Language, Zed Sevcikova, DCAL Roadshow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Poster presentation delivered at DCAL Roadshow event supported under the Beacons for Public Engagement programme - funded by UK councils, Research Councils UK and the Wellcome Trust as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/public-engagement/roadshow
 
Description Changes in British Sign Language (BSL) : the effects of dialect contact, increased mobility and political correctness on lexical variation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited seminar presentation. Paper presented at the University of Glasgow, Research Seminars in English Language. October 6th 2011.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Children's sensitivity to iconic sign-to-world mappings: an eye-tracking study of British Sign Language. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact raised awareness of the audience

na
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.iascl2014.org
 
Description Cognition and language influences on deaf children's learning. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk to Chinese academics and professionals about deaf children's cognition

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Cognitive assessment and the cognitive disorders clinic for users of British Sign Language 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation

Cognitive Assessment and the Cognitive Disorders Clinic for users of British Sign Language. Dementia and Hearing Loss Advanced Seminar. Royal Surrey County Hospital 30 May 2012.

Referrals of signers for cognitive assessments
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Cognitive benefits of language learning 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact A poster introducing our new British Academy funded project was presented at the British Academy Summer Soiree
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Come along to the British Sign Language Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact DCAL's exhibition advertised online at: http://www.swlstg-tr.nhs.uk/news-and-media/news/come-along-to-the-british-sign-language-exhibition/ link accessed 11.7.13

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.swlstg-tr.nhs.uk/news-and-media/news/come-along-to-the-british-sign-language-exhibition/
 
Description Communication with deaf isolates : language and gesture 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited presentation at Department of Linguistics, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, 11 September 2012

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Communications, principles, and special methods : deaf people in courts and tribunals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Training session for judges

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Comparing early sign language vocabulary development in three groups : deaf and hearing children of deaf parents, and deaf children of hearing parents 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited presentation.

Comparing early sign language vocabulary development in three groups: Deaf and hearing children of deaf parents, and deaf children of hearing parents. Multimodality and Language Learning Workshop, Max Planck Institute Nijmegen, 14-15 June 2012.

assessment tool has been widely adopted
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Constructed action in British, American and Mexican sign languages, DCAL Deaf Open Day 2010 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Talk delivered at event supported under the Beacons for Public Engagement programme - funded by UK councils, Research Councils UK and the Wellcome Trust as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/public-engagement/documents/whatispublicengagement/01_PE_research_and_teaching...
 
Description Controversy over 'fake' sign language interpreter at Mandela memorial 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://cir.ca/news/mandela-interpreter-called-fraud

Controversy over 'fake' sign language interpreter at Mandela memorial
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Corrections and clarifications 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Correction about Guardian article about BSL Corpus Project published 8 October 2012, mentioning misrepresentation of the BSL Corpus Project and of Gwilym Morris (spokesperson for DCAL)

The Guardian
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2012/dec/23/corrections-and-clarifications?INTCMP=SRCH
 
Description Course on the Genetics and Neurobiology of Language (Cold Spring Harbor, New York) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Meeting fellow graduate student researchers in a small group led to stimulating discussions and academic relationships being formed. We were lucky enough to have lectures and discussions in a small group of ~20 from world experts in the field.

Impact on presentation and discussion confidence. Initiated relationships between students from different fields of the language/brain sciences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2014
URL http://theleadingstrand.cshl.edu/Course/media/2014/C-LANGUAGE
 
Description Creating a sign language corpus 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Broadcast in Japan on television programme, The life as a Deaf and the life as a Hard-of-Hearing person. Features the BSL Corpus Project

Deaf public beacame more aware of our research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Current Research on BSL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk to members of two deaf organisations

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description DCAL (Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact DCAL exhibited at the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project Open Day, 9 May 2012, part of Endangered Languages Week 2012 - Language, Performance and Culture, 3-11 May 2012 http://www.hrelp.org/events/elw2012/display.html

http://www.hrelp.org/events/elw2012/display.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.hrelp.org/events/elw2012/display.html
 
Description DCAL - the first 10 years 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A day of talks, interactive activities, an exhibition, 'Ten Years of Deafness Cognition and Language Research at UCL' highlighting DCAL's achievements an early evening social and much more to celebrate the first 10 years of DCAL and look to the future.
Attendees included deaf and hearing researchers from around the world, policy makers, the media, members of Deaf Communities, educators, communication support professionals and those with an interest in British Sign Language (BSL).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description DCAL 10 year Celebration: Article in Limping Chicken about the DCALs top ten achievements 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The article increased knowledge of the public of the importance of DCAL and what has been achieved

Deaf community more aware of DCALs achievements and involvement over the last 10 years and the impact DCAL has had.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://limpingchicken.com/2015/11/17/dcal-as-dcal-celebrates-its-10th-anniversary-here-are-the-centr...
 
Description DCAL Deaf roadshow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact A roadshow of workshops visiting six cities in the UK (Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol and Belfast) to disseminate to the Deaf Community research being undertaken at DCAL.

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description DCAL Deaf roadshow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact A roadshow of workshops visiting six cities in the UK (Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol and Belfast) to disseminate to the Deaf Community research being undertaken at DCAL. This was funded by UCL Beacons for Public Engagement and the British Sign Language Corpus Project.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description DCAL Deaf roadshow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact A roadshow of workshops visiting six cities in the UK (Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol and Belfast) to disseminate to the Deaf Community research being undertaken at DCAL. This was funded by UCL Beacons for Public Engagement and the British Sign Language Corpus Project.

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description DCAL centre 10 year celebtration. Public engagement demonstrating research and findings to the public (UCL, London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Attendees included members of the public and members of the deaf community, researchers and other professionals. Hands-on experience of assesment tests were available to all and the impact of the findings of our research discussed. Poster presentations also provided a chance for discussion of work into executive function in deaf children and how to potentially improve EF skills in deaf children in a practical way in schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/dcal-news/DCAL_10years
 
Description DCAL e-Newsletter Issue 12 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Electronic newsletter produced by DCAL. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/documents/newsletter12

dissemination
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description DCAL e-newsletter + History of BSL Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Peterborough and District Deaf Children's society featured DCAL's newsletter and exhibition. http://www.pddcs.co.uk/2013/06/dcal-e-newsletter-history-of-bsl.html link accessed 11.7.13

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description DCAL eNewsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BSL version of DCAL Newsletter May 2013

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/dcal-newsletters/newsletter12
 
Description DCAL mentioned in the UCL Provost's View: Championing a culture where Disabled people can thrive 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact increased enquiries from students and staff regarding DCAL

Auidence was more aware of DCAL and its development of new postgraduate programmes in Sign Language and Deaf Studies, as well as interpreting and translation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/staff/staff-news/1215/03122015-provosts-view-championing-a-culture-where-...
 
Description DCAL newsletter Issue 11 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact DCAL eNewsletter, internally produced. Issue 12 published October 2012.

dissemination
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/documents/newsletter11
 
Description Daily News Article in New Scientiest linking to DCAL research and results - First evidence that synaesthesia gives colour to sign language 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Daily News Article in New Scientiest linking to DCAL research and results - First evidence that synaesthesia gives colour to sign language
Increased knowledge of DCAL research and brought DCAL to a wider audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.newscientist.com/article/2095783-first-evidence-that-synaesthesia-gives-colour-to-sign-l...
 
Description Deaf Education Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A one day research dissemination event aimed at teachers of deaf children featuring speech-reading, language and cognitive underpinnings of deaf children's learning. World-leading researchers, teachers and policy makers discuss the future of education for deaf children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Deaf News: London's DCAL centre casts doubt on 'fake' signer's claims of schizophrenic signing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://limpingchicken.com/2013/12/13/fake-interpreter-dcal/

Deaf News: London's DCAL centre casts doubt on 'fake' signer's claims of schizophrenic signing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Deaf News: Researchers find that regional variations of BSL are in decline 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Cormier interviewed about BSL Corpus - Limping Chicken website

Deaf public became more aware of our research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://limpingchicken.com/2014/04/24/deaf-news-researchers-find-that-regional-variations-of-bsl-are-...
 
Description Deaf black or black Deaf? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Bencie Woll speaks about how black people in the deaf community identify themselves.

Greater knowledge among the Deaf community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Deaf children development conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact DCAL is six and half years old now, we have carried out a lot of research and we want to share it with you. How much do you know about us? How much does our research inform your work with deaf children? Are you interested in what else we are planning to do in the next four years?

Then come along to our one day research update and discussion conference at City University, Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0HB at 9.30am - 4.30pm.

We will be explaining our findings from our past research in an accessible and relevant way with suggestions for practice and policy making. We will be chairing a question and answer session with leading experts and asking you your opinion and advice on what we should be doing in the future. Plus we will have information stalls, interesting research demonstrations, freebies and lots more to do and find out about!

Amongst some of our invited speakers will be Sue Archbold from the Ear Foundation, Gwen Carr from the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme, Hilary Sutherland a Deaf Research Consultant, Ian Noon Head of Policy and Research for the National Deaf Children's Society, Brigitte Francois a Director from SignVideo, Robin Ash a Community Development Team Manager for the British Deaf Association, Ros Herman Senior Lecturer in Deafness and Hearing Impairment at City University and other experts. Simonetta Agnello-Hornby President of the Special Education Needs and Disability Court and a noted international lawyer and author will be chairing a 'Question Time' session with our speakers.

debate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Deaf children's acquisition of theory of mind 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture at the University of Texas at Austin, Dpt of Communication Science & Disorders - CSD 293E 7-COG/LING FND OF LANG DEV/DIS (Sheng), Feb 7th, 2012

questions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Deaf interpreters 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation given to Japanese Deaf interpreters

As with other workshops during this trip to Japan I have since been asked to collaborate on an edited book and to present again on topics such as Deaf interpreters and bilingualism in Japan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Deaf interpreters and deafhood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A lecture which reviewed research into Deaf translators (Adam, Carty and Stone, 2012) and how the principles of Deafhood (Ladd, 2003) can be used as a theoretical framework for this research.

As with other presentations during this trip to Japan, I was asked to collaborate in an edited book, and have been asked back to Japan to present workshops on bilingualism.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Deaf interpreters in a team (for the European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A three-day workshop in association with the European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters, which looked at the theoretical and practical aspects of Deaf and hearing interpreters co-working together in a team.

The workshop content was published in a book chapter (in a volume about Deaf Interpreters published by Gallaudet University Press) and made accessible to Deaf people around the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2012
 
Description Deaf people and interpreters working together: Glasgow, Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop given to apprentice British Sign Language interpreters

One of the presenters (Robert Adam) was asked by NRCPD to be involved with the interpreter accreditation for Scottish interpreters.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Deaf people in the UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation given to the East Tokyo region of the Japanese Federation of the Deaf

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Deaf people with dementia : communication strategies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Deaf people with Dementia : Communication Strategies. Primary Health Conference, Birmingham 24 May 2012

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Deaf people with dementia: assessing cognition and language in the older Deaf community 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation about current DCAL research to a mixed audience of professionals working with deaf people, academics, research students, members of the Deaf community

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Deaf people with dementia: assessing cognition and language in the older Deaf community. Centre for Public Health, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Queens University Belfast. 26 November, 2013. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Large audience of Deaf people, professionals working with the older Deaf population.

Collaboration with Ireland on developing Irish Sign Language version of BSL cognitive screen; collaboration with new Alzheimers Society project in Northern Ireland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Deaf volunteers take part in a project to develop a diagnostic test for doctors to determine the early onset of dementia in deaf people 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Series 30 Episode 23



See Hear joins a group of deaf volunteers taking part in a project to develop a diagnostic test for doctors to determine the early onset of dementia in deaf people.

National BBC broadcast. Led to many enquiries for further information and assistance
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/seehear/2010/11/wednesday_24th_of_november_bbc_1.html
 
Description Deaf with Dementia Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research or patient groups
Results and Impact We drafted an article for the British Deaf News for deaf audiences, updating them with latest findings from the project and future directions.

Newsletter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Deaf with Dementia Project testing day and feedback on results 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact A group of 15 Deaf participants were invited to a Saturday event at DCAL and asked to participate in research, they were given information about findings and the project to date and a networking lunch was provided.

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Deaf with dementia project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk to older deaf people at the Jewish Deaf Association

increase in research volunteers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Deaf with dementia symposium, World Congress on Mental Health and Deafness, Belfast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The symposium presented ongoing research on deaf people with dementia, including social and cognitive issues. There was extensive discussion following the event.

A number of requests for collaboration in developing comparable projects and tools in other countries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Deafness and Long-term Health Conditions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Parliamentary launch of publication: Joining-Up: why people with hearing loss or deafness would benefit from an intergrated response to long-term health condition;

support of MPs for long-term funding of specialist national neuro service for deaf people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Deafness and ageing: the challenge of dementia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Invited lecture on the findings of the Deaf with dementia project

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Deafness and cognition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited speaker at the Léonard Project lecture series. 6th December 2010

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://anr-leonard.ens-lyon.fr/
 
Description Deafness and dementia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop organised by the German Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth 15 March, 2013 Berlin. Sharing of our research with German policy-makers in order to assist them to develop their own services

Sharing of our research with German policy-makers in order to assist them to develop their own services
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Deafness and dementia project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at Deaf Practitioner meeting, Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Deafness and dementia project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research or patient groups
Results and Impact Deafness and dementia project presentation day for Deaf Dutch exchange group

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Deafness, cognition and language 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk to members of Manchester Deaf Community.

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Departmental seminar (ARC CCD, MacQuarie University, Sydney, Australia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Good feedback on task design from attendees.

None that I'm aware of.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Developmental disorders in sign language 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited presentation at Amsterdam Centre for Language and Communication, University of Amsterdam 15 November 2012

requests for more talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Developmental disorders in sign language : insights into modality and language impairment 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited presentation at Centre for Child Development and Child Neurology, ICH, London 10 October 2012

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Diagnosing dementia in deaf people 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Expert interview. Broadcast programme about DCAL work in establishing the first Cognitive Disorders for Deaf people in the UK

Deaf public beacme more aware of our research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Digging into Signs Workshop: Developing Annotation Standards for Sign Language Corpora 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Cormier, Kearsy & Onno Crasborn. Digging into Signs Workshop: Developing Annotation Standards for Sign Language Corpora. Workshop organised at UCL, 30-31 March 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bslcorpusproject.org/events/digging-workshop/
 
Description Digiti lingua: a celebration of British Sign Language and Deaf Culture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A public lecture celebrating British Sign Language and Deaf Culture. http://royalsociety.org/events/2013/BSL/

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Discover UCL Summer School for Deaf students (UCL, UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I helped the group of young adults with one of their evening activities. The workshop gave students the ability to see what studying at UCL might be like and the kinds of resources on offer for deaf students.

I became much more interested in widening participation in universities in general.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Discover UCL Summer School for deaf and hard of hearing students (2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Widening participation summer school targeted at deaf and heard of hearing year 11 and 12 students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/study/discover-ucl-summer-school
 
Description Discover UCL summer school for D/deaf and hard of hearing students 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Article: The Discover UCL Summer School, which was developed and run in partnership with UCL Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre (DCAL) and the Deaf Education Advocacy Fellowship (DEAF), gave 20 Year 11 and 12 pupils a taste of student life in London.

Deaf students became more aware of the training available at DCAL and UCL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/0814/180814-discover-ucl-summer-school
 
Description Discover UCL summer school for D/deaf and hard of hearing students (2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 20 Deaf/deaf and hard of hearing year 11 and 12 students from around the UK attended a 3-day residential summer school organised by DCAL and the UCL widening participation team. This was the first summer school of its type provided by a UK university and aimed at encouraging Deaf/deaf students to apply to UCL.

Overwhelmingly positive feedback from participants have resulted in UCL deciding to run the summer school again. Early indications are that two participants have already applied to UCL for the 2015-16 intake. UCL will now run this summer school again in 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/0814/180814-discover-ucl-summer-school
 
Description Discover UCL summer school for D/deaf and hard of hearing students (2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Widening participation summer school aimed at young deaf people. To inform them about preparation for university.

Summer school ran in August 2015, too early to realise significant impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/dcal-news/news_release_summer_school
 
Description Discover UCL: A Summer School for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Article: Discover UCL: A Summer School for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing Students. Sent in email newsletter with link to website article. UCOD email newsletter

Deaf public became more aware of us
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://deafcouncil.org.uk/2014/05/20/discover-ucl-a-summer-school-for-ddeaf-and-hard-of-hearing-stud...
 
Description Discussion -Discussant for Multimodality and Language Learning Workshop MPI 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited speaker. Discussant for Multimodality and Language Learning Workshop MPI

share findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Discussion on effects of language deprivation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commentary on film about language deprivation Discussion of A Life Without Words (Una vida sin palabras) - film screening

Discussion of A Life Without Words (Una vida sin palabras) - film screening
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Dissociating Cognitive and sensory neural plasticity. Lecture for the Department of Neuroscience of Language, Jiangsu Normal University, Xuzhou, China, 18 November 2013. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Students are studying neuroscience of sign language. This provided them with state of the art information on research in this field and stimulated significant discussion

Several post-docs have applied to spend one or more terms at DCAL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Dissociating cognitive and sensory neural plasticity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation of recent DCAL neuroscience research

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Diversity across sign languages and spoken languages - implications for language universals (a response to Evans & Levinson, 2009), A Schembri 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited lecture at University of Western Sydney, Australia

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Diversity of visual languages 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact An exhibition organised by UCL's Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre, as part of UCL's Diversity Month 2013 http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/equalities/exhibition.php

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/equalities/exhibition.php
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/equalities/exhibition.php
 
Description Do we agree on the roles, knowledge and skills set of a deaf interpreter? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop given at the Association of Sign Language Interpreters conference - Developing the Interpreter: developing the profession.

This workshop was printed in the proceedings of the conference, and Deaf people have subsequently been able to qualify as interpreters in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Do you know what I know? : investigating the robustness of deaf children's vocabulary knowledge in sign language 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited research talk at the Department of Deaf Studies, School of Education, Boston University, USA, November 2011

questions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Doctor Manjula's Prescription - A History of British Sign Language 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact DCAL organised an exhibition, details of which appeared on this blog: http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/events/2013/07/11/doctor-manjulas-prescription-a-history-of-british-sign-language/

dissemination
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Dr. Mairéad MacSweeney Keynote Lecture, March 2017, International Conference on Teaching Deaf Learners, Amsterdam 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Mairéad MacSweeney Keynote Lecture, March 2017, International Conference on Teaching Deaf Learners, Amsterdam
Using cognitive neuroscience to inform educational interventions with deaf children: a randomised controlled trial of speechreading training
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.kentalis.nl/Teaching-Deaf-Learners/TDL-2017/Conference-program
 
Description Dr. Mairéad MacSweeney Keynote lecture: Society for the Neurobiology of Language Annual Meeting. London, August 17-20th 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact University College London
Dr. Mairéad MacSweeney is a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow at the University College London Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience where she leads the Visual Communication group. She is also a Co-Director of the UCL Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre. She explores how the brain processes language through primarily visual means including reading, gesture, lipreading
and sign language. Much of her research focusses on people who were born profoundly deaf.

INSIGHTS INTO THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE PROCESSING FROM DEAFNESS AND SIGN LANGUAGE
Thursday, August 18, 2016, 9:00 - 10:00 am, Logan Hall
Chair: Greig de Zubicaray, Queensland University of Technology
The study of the neurobiology of language has, until recently, focussed primarily on auditory speech. In this talk I will consider how research with people born deaf can provide a unique perspective into the neural basis of language processing.
First, signed languages can be used as tools to determine the neural systems involved in processing language, regardless of whether it is seen or heard.
I will review the current literature which suggests that the neural systems supporting signed and spoken language are very similar, both involving a predominantly left-lateralised perisylvian network. Yet they are not identical. Many recent studies highlight subtle differences between
sign and speech processing. These findings have consequences for developing models of language processing that can be applied to all languages.
Second, examining how spoken languages, and representations of spoken languages, are processed in the absence of auditory input (e.g., lipreading/ reading) provides unique insights into the
influence of altered sensory experience on language processing. This research can help establish, for example, the role of auditory information in learning to read and may inform models of reading development.
Findings from this field further our understanding of how the brain processes language under conditions of altered sensory experience.
Importantly however, it also encourages and stimulates the application of a wider, multimodal view of language and communication to the broader hearing population.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.neurolang.org/programs/SNL_2016_Program_Download.pdf
 
Description Dr. Mairéad MacSweeney: Audio-visual Speech and Language Learning/ Processing workshop, Barcelona, November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact https://eventum.upf.edu/event_detail/5747/speakers/workshop-on-audiovisual-speech-processing-and-language-learning.html

Mairead MacSweeney

Title: The relationship between speechreading and reading in deaf children

Speechreading (lipreading) is the ability to understand speech in the absence of sound. For most deaf people, speechreading is the primary route to access spoken language. Longitudinal studies have provided evidence for the importance of speechreading (lipreading) as a predictor of variance in reading outcomes in deaf children (Kyle and Harris, 2010; 2011). On the basis of our previous behavioural and neuroimaging research we propose that speechreading provides deaf children with visual information about the sublexical structure of spoken English and that this information helps deaf children to establish amodal phonological representations of speech which they can bring to the task of learning to read.

We have previously found that deaf adults but not deaf children outperform their hearing peers on tests of speechreading (Kyle et al., 2013; Mohammed et al., 2006). This pattern of results suggests that increased experience of understanding silent speech leads to improvements in speechreading ability, and therefore raises the possibility that speechreading ability can be trained.

In this talk I will present the background data to support this model. I will also present the preliminary results from a randomised controlled trial in which we tested the influence of computerised speechreading training on reading development in young deaf children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://eventum.upf.edu/event_detail/5747/speakers/workshop-on-audiovisual-speech-processing-and-lan...
 
Description Dr. Mairéad MacSweeney: Presentation to Specialist Speech and Language Therapists, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital - 22nd June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Mairéad MacSweeney: Presentation to Specialist Speech and Language Therapists, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital - 22nd June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr. Mairéad MacSweeney: Workshop on Multimodal Multilingual Outcomes in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children. Stockholm, Sweden, 13-15th June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speechreading training and reading: A randomized controlled trial in young deaf children
Mairead MacSweeney (University College London)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ling.su.se/om-oss/evenemang/workshops-och-konferenser/programme-multimodal-multilingual-o...
 
Description Dr. Mairéad MacSweeney:Using neuroimaging data to inform educational interventions for deaf children. Invited Seminar presentation to the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, 10th March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Mairéad MacSweeney:Using neuroimaging data to inform educational interventions for deaf children. Invited Seminar presentation to the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, 10th March 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dynamic assessment of deaf children's vocabulary knowledge 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop for speech language therapists

Discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description ESRC Press coverage update 21-07-2016 - DCAL, Unusual Condition Lets People See Sign Language in Colors 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Highlighted in the ESRC Press coverage update 21-07-2016
Unusual Condition Lets People See Sign Language in Colors
People who use sign language can experience synesthesia, a condition that mixes the senses, for example, allowing some to see letters as colours.
ESRC's insight:
Article cites the ESRC-funded Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre
See it on Scoop.it, via ESRC press coverage

This increased knowledge of DCAL and the research we do
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.livescience.com/55450-synesthesia-documented-in-sign-language.html
 
Description Early communication in families with deaf children 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact • Invited speaker. Early communication in families with deaf children. Trinity College Dublin. 30.5.2011.

discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Early exposure to BSL. BATOD magazine, 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Early exposure to BSL. British Association of Teachers of the Deaf magazine, January 2013:19. (10)

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Early interaction and the development of deaf children's social awareness/skills 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at a 'Assessing deaf children's BSL : the challenges and opportunities; event.

Discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Educating deaf children in multicultural Britain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Research article in The British Deaf News: The British Deaf Association is the largest organisation of Deaf people in the UK that is run by Deaf people. We represent the British Sign Language community, which is united by shared experiences, history and, most importantly, by language. We celebrate Deaf Culture, Deaf Identity and British Sign Language.

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Els trastorns del llenguatge: què podem aprendre de les llengües de signes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 50 students attended a research talk

Generated interest in topic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Emerging bilingual bimodals and cross-modality interference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation given at University of York on 25th October 2010

Debates
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description England deaf Darby and Joan event (EDDJ) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Attendance at an annual event to feedback our research findings and increase public engagement, we filmed participants and asked them for feedback on previous research.

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description England's regional sign language dialects 'in decline' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact K Cormier, interviewee for "England's regional sign language dialects 'in decline'", featuring British Sign Language Corpus. BBC News England, 24 April 2014.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-27053639
 
Description Errors on hands and mouth in British Sign Language : dissociating articulatory channels in the lexicon? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Led to requests for further information

requests for collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://bilingualism.bangor.ac.uk/seminars/documents/DAVIDVINSONErrorsonthehandsandmouthinBSL.doc
 
Description Everything you wanted to know about research but were too afraid to ask. Keynote, SL2Hub-DC conference, Gallaudet University, Washington DC, USA, 28th March 2014. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion with graduate students (both Deaf and hearing) about sign language research

Discussions on sign language research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Evolution of BSL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Broadcast: Presenter Ramon Woolfe on his personal journey to find out how BSL has evolved over time.

http://www.bslzone.co.uk/bsl-zone/evolution-of-bsl/?subs=subs



Broadcast shown periodically on various channels at various times and online. For further information see: http://www.bslzone.co.uk/

Greater knowledge among the Deaf community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.bslzone.co.uk/bsl-zone/evolution-of-bsl
 
Description Evolution of BSL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Documentary on the Evolution of BSL - Interview with staff member Jordan Felon regarding the DCAL BSL corpus

Deaf public became more aware of our research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bslzone.co.uk/watch/evolution-bsl/?subs=subs
 
Description Executive Function in deaf children 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact An online article about DCAL's research

http://www.batod.org.uk/index.php?id=/resources/research/dcal-march13.htm
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Executive function in Deaf children 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research or patient groups
Results and Impact Poster and presentation to DCAL's advisory board at one of the committee meetings

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Executive function in deaf children 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation as part of the ESRC festival of social science: Executive memory and childhood communication difficulties event.

debate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Executive function in deaf children : advisory committee meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An organised event for parents, teachers, speech and language therapists, researchers and other individuals working with deaf children - with a presentation about the project and opportunity to discuss the project with a question and answer session.

set agenda for project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Executive function, language and learning in deaf children. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ideas were discussed and shared.

Dissemination of findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Expert reaction to Mandela interpreter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact http://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-mandela-interpreter/

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Expression of perspective, location and motion in British Sign Language : evidence from deaf children : project update to parents and teachers 2010, K Cormier 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Talk delivered to teachers.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Expression of perspective, location and motion in British Sign Language : evidence from deaf children : project update to parents and teachers 2010, K Cormier 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Talk delivered to teachers.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Expression of reference with constructed action in British sign language narratives, SOAS 2010, K Cormier 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Departmental seminar series

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.hrelp.org/events/seminars/seminars2009.html
 
Description Faculty of Brain Sciences Newsletter - mentions Discover UCL Summer School for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Beign mentioned in the newsletter made public more aware of the Discover UCL Summer School for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing students and the work we carry out at DCAL

Public became more aware of DCAL and our research and the engagement activities we run within UCL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/widening-participation/activities/summer-schools/discover-...
 
Description Fake Interpreter Busted At Mandela Memorial 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.zimeye.org/fake-interpreter-at-mandela-memorial-national-disgrace/

Fake Interpreter Busted At Mandela Memorial
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Fake Mandela Interpreter - another angle... 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact https://www.facebook.com/DeafinateTraining?ref=stream

Fake Mandela Interpreter - another angle...
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Fake interpreter at Mandela funeral 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.proz.com/forum/interpreting/261136-fake_interpreter_at_mandela_funeral-page2.html

Fake interpreter at Mandela funeral
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Fake sign interpreter blames mental illness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20131213/NEWS04/312139955/1006/NEWS

Fake sign interpreter blames mental illness
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Fake sign language interpreter at Mandela funeral claims to be schizophrenic 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.lusakatimes.com/2013/12/13/fake-sign-language-interpreter-mandela-funeral-claims-schizophrenic/

Fake sign language interpreter at Mandela funeral claims to be schizophrenic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Fake sign language interpreter at Mandela memorial says he hallucinated, "saw angels" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.news889.com/2013/12/11/south-africas-deaf-federation-says-man-signing-on-stage-for-mandela-memorial-was-a-fake/

Fake sign language interpreter at Mandela memorial says he hallucinated, "saw angels"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Fake signer at Mandela event says he hallucinated 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20131212/af--mandela-interpreter/?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=world

Fake signer at Mandela event says he hallucinated
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Fake signer at Mandela event says he hallucinated 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact DCAL staff quoted in an online news article

http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/DAAL3PQ03

http://www.breitbart.com
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Fake signer at Mandela event says he hallucinated 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/DAAL3PQ03

Fake signer at Mandela event says he hallucinated
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Fake signer at Mandela event says he hallucinated 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://bigstory.ap.org/article/interpreter-mandela-event-i-was-hallucinating

Fake signer at Mandela event says he hallucinated
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Fake signer at Mandela event says he hallucinated 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/fake-signer-mandela-event-says-he-hallucinated

Fake signer at Mandela event says he hallucinated
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Fake signer at Nelson Mandela event says he hallucinated 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-article-display-1.asp?section=newsmakers&xfile=data/newsmakers/2013/December/newsmakers_December17.xml

Fake signer at Nelson Mandela event says he hallucinated
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Family sign language - resources and delivery 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshops delivered to people who work with deaf children and families

Early communication curriculum developed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011,2012,2013
 
Description FamilySign Training Days? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://events.ndcs.org.uk/index.php?ref=E527A5982D3F4F

FamilySign Training Days?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Fingerspelling - the alphabet on your hands 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22294204

Fingerspelling - the alphabet on your hands
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Fingerspelling - the alphabet on your hands 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact https://www.connecttosupport.org/s4s/NewsArticleCmsContext/View/0fc8b564-04b5-4cbf-9ce7-a1b000e93903?Page=1

Fingerspelling - the alphabet on your hands
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Forschung als Grundlage zur besseren Kooperation zwischen Praxis und Hochschulen 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Workshop at the Annual Conference of the Association of German Speech Language Pathologists, Burg Feuerstein, Germany. November 2011. English title: Research as foundation for an improved collaboration between academia and professionals

debate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Four DCAL briefing documents on dementia and need for specialist services 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact DCAL Briefing sheets with information for public and press

DCAL Briefing: The need for a specialist national neurology service for deaf people http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/dcal-news/dcal-brief

Impact UCL Case Study: Creating neuropsychological assessments and services for Deaf patients with neurological impairments
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/impact/case-study-repository/neuropsychological-assessments-for-the-deaf -

DCAL Briefing: Deaf with dementia, from misdiagnosis and isolation to a future of good practice, UCL. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/documents/dwd-brief

DCAL Briefing: Deaf with Dementia Project, UCL. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/projects/tabs/deaf_with_dementia

DCAL Newsletter: Cognitive Disorders Clinic, UCL. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/documents/dcal_newsletter_10
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/impact/case-study-repository/neuropsychological-assessments-for-the-
 
Description From corpus to lexical database to online dictionary : issues in annotation of the BSL corpus and the development of BSL SignBank, LREC 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Poster presented at the 5th Workshop on the representation and processing of sign languages: Interactions between corpus and lexicon [workshop part of 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation].

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description From gesture to sign : conventionalization of spatial expressions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 2nd Nijmegen Gesture Center (NGC) Spring Workshop: Language Evolution in our Hand. Exchange of information with gesture researchers

led to collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description From hand to mouth: a dialogue between spoken language and signed language research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nathalie Plüss, Tanya Denmark & Joanna Atkinson,

Poster title: Differences in digit span performance between deaf signers and hearing speakers persist with age

Conference: From hand to mouth: a dialogue between spoken language and signed language research
(http://www.hand-to-mouth.uzh.ch/index_de.html)

The conference takes place from September 5 to 7, 2013 at the University of Zurich, Binzmuehlestrasse 14, 8050 Zurich, Switzerland.


Researchers became more aware of our research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
URL http://www.hand-to-mouth.uzh.ch/index_de.html
 
Description Functional transcranial Doppler sonography for language research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This was a presentation to the Oxford Study of Children's Communication Impairments. They use the same functional ultrasound technology in their research group and the presentation of my doctoral research facilitated a discussion between PhD students, principal investigators, and research assistants about issues in analysis and data collection quality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Functional transcranial Doppler sonography for language research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Participants in your research or patient groups
Results and Impact A talk given to staff and students at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Further linguistics for BSL tutors 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A workshop for British Sign Language tutors, which updates them on the linguistics of BSL and disseminates current research knowledge.

BSL tutors had an improved understanding of BSL linguistics and there were some informal requests for further training.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Further linguistics for BSL tutors 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop delivered to British Sign Language teachers

BSL tutors had an improved understanding of BSL linguistics and there were some informal requests for further training.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Further linguistics for sign language tutors 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A workshop for British Sign Language tutors, which updates them on the linguistics of BSL and disseminates current research knowledge.

BSL tutors had an improved understanding of BSL linguistics and there were some informal requests for further training.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Gary Morgan Deaf Learners National Conference Workshop Facilitator 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://deafunity.org/2013/04/gary-morgan-deaf-learners-national-conference-workshop-facilitator/

Gary Morgan Deaf Learners National Conference Workshop Facilitator
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Handedness and Cerebral Lateralisation:Looking at Signing, Fingerspelling and Gesture skills in Deaf Signers and Signers with Stroke in British Sign Language (BSL) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Netherlands Institute for Advanced Science - Workshop on Handedness and Language.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Handedness and lateralisation in sign language studies from the 1960s to the present day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Review and Presentation of DCAL research on typical and atypical signers

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Handling handshapes in BSL and gesture, Z Sevcikova 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited speaker lecture as part of the Language and Cognition weekly seminar group at the Psychology department.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Hope for Deaf people with dementia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact An online article about DCAL's research (http://royaldeaf.org.uk/newsid_60/Hope_for_Deaf_people_with_dementia) featuring a link to DCAL's Briefing Sheet on dementia

http://royaldeaf.org.uk/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Hot off the press: New DCAL paper on lexical variation and change in BSL in PLOS ONE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This paper presents results from a corpus-based study investigating lexical variation in BSL. An earlier study investigating variation in BSL numeral signs found that younger signers were using a decreasing variety of regionally distinct variants, suggesting that levelling may be taking place. Here, we report findings from a larger investigation looking at regional lexical variants for colours, countries, numbers and UK placenames elicited as part of the BSL Corpus Project. Age, school location and language background were significant predictors of lexical variation, with younger signers using a more levelled variety. This change appears to be happening faster in particular sub-groups of the deaf community (e.g., signers from hearing families). Also, we find that for the names of some UK cities, signers from outside the region use a different sign than those who live in the region. Authours: Rose Stamp, Adam Schembri, Jordan Fenlon, Ramas Rentelis, Bencie Woll & Kearsy Cormier

Deaf public and researchers became more aware of our research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0094053
 
Description How do hearing adults learn a sign language? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was a dissemination talk in which I explained the findings of my research in which I focus on how adults with a spoken language are capable of learning a visual language.

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description How do we get children reading? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presentation at Centre for Educational Neuroscience event

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description How do you read a language you can't hear? : insights from neuroimaging studies of deaf adults 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Psychology Departmental Seminar, Bangor University, 24th February 2011

debate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description How do you read a language you can't hear? : insights from neuroimaging studies with deaf adults 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk given at a Speech Science Forum meeting, held at Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences, UCL.

discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description How do you read a language you can't hear? : insights from neuroimaging studies with deaf adults 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Departmental seminar presentation - Psychology Departmental seminar, Birmingham University, 4th March 2011

discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description How do you read a language you can't hear? : insights from neuroimaging studies with deaf adults 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Departmental seminar presentation at The Computational, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Laboratory, The Hammersmith Hospital. 31st January 2012

discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description How do you read a language you can't hear? : insights from neuroimaging studies with deaf adults 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk given at UCL Psychology department CPB seminar series

discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL https://pyrus.ccs.bbk.ac.uk/pipermail/psy_department/2010-September/000195.html
 
Description How do you read a language you can't hear? Insights from neuroimaging studies of deaf adults 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact psychology Departmental seminar , University of Warwick, 27th February, 2014

discsussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description How do you read a language you can't hear? Insights from neuroimaging studies of deaf adults 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Psychology Department seminar, University of Warwick

discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description How to become a researcher/research assistant 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presentation given at a careers event at a deaf school 14th February 2011. Presentation included information and guidance on being a research assistant

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Iconicity and coherence : the expression of spatial information in sign language discourse 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk given at the "4th Sign Linguistics Workshop"

contacts with young researchers in other countries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Iconicity and multimodality in language evolution and development 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Seminar, Department of Psychology, Glasgow Univeristy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Iconicity as a general property of language 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Vigliocco G. (2012, January). Iconicity as a general property of language. Talk presented at the "What if..." workshop.

edited journal issue
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Identifying cognitive disorder and dementia in users of sign languages : moving away from spoken language tests 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Poster presentation. Experimental Psychology Society workshop, 'What If

The study of language started from the investigation of signed, rather than spoken languages?'

Special journal issue
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Identifying dementia in deaf users of British sign language 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Invited lecture at Dementia Research Centre, UCL Institute of Neurology

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Impact on Real Lives- DCAL The First 10 Years 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact At the Deafness, Cognition and Language Centre celebration last November, Dr Jo Atkinson spoke movingly about how the centre had changed the lives of deaf people, including her own. After a long journey during which she was told that deaf people couldn't become psychologists, Atkinson qualified at the age of 31. Her interest was in the area of brain disorders - strokes, dementia, specific language impairments. But she hit upon a major barrier: a lack of information on what a health deaf brain looks like.
In order to make a diagnosis of a brain disorder, one must first understand how a healthy brain works and with no profile of the health deaf brain, Atkinson would be unable to investigate deaf brain disorders.
The first step was identifying the features of the healthy deaf brain and the profile of those with dementia.
Atkinson and her team set about building up a profile of a healthy deaf brain by testing over 400 deaf people at a variety of places such as deaf clubs and holiday camps. This was used to identify a range of brain disorders that would previously have gone unnoticed or have been attributed to "deafness".
DCAL also set up a monthly neuropsychology clinic and it was at this clinic that Atkinson met Lydia Handscomb, who passed away last year. Lydia arrived at the clinic in 2005 in despair, saying she wished she could have a new brain as she felt hers didn't work well. Armed with knowledge of how a healthy deaf brain works, Atkinson was able to identify through tests on Lydia that something was way off the scale - she could only recognise faces and objects face-on. Once they were turned to the side, she couldn't identify them at all. An MRI later, Atkinson discovered to her astonishment that the part of the brain which deals with eye processing was MISSING in Lydia's case. In other words, she was largely unable to make sense of what she was seeing. A particular issue for someone who is a sign language user.
The incredible thing is this part of her brain had almost certainly been missing since she had meningitis when she was a child during World War 2 - while she had 200-300 NHS tests over her lifetime no one had picked up on this. A hearing person with this condition would be very sensitive to sound - in Lydia's case it was light and vibration she was sensitive to, a crucial difference and perhaps one reason why none of her previous doctors had recognised the issue.
Lydia's son Darren Townsend-Handscomb, an English-BSL interpreter, took to the stage to tell his mother's story: after becoming ill with meningitis Lydia became deaf and her physical health was never fully restored. She often collapsed from exhaustion, was highly sensitive to flashing lights and her struggle to recognise people she knew left her often feeling embarrassed. She saw many many doctors over her life in an increasingly desperate attempt to find out what was wrong: among the diagnoses give were post-traumatic stress disorder, M.E. and even plain attention-seeking - Handscomb was an actress after all. After she was hit by a motorbike, the symptoms worsened - a fog descended and wouldn't go away. It was at this point she went to DCAL and met Atkinson's team.
"For 60 years she had issues but no explanation. She met doctors and nurses who were kind but ignorant about deaf people. "Darren said. "Then she arrived at DCAL. It was the first time in my mother's life that she was assessed by a deaf person, by someone who could sign." Even though she was told there was no treatment when she finally got her diagnosis, after a period of depression as she came to terms with this knowledge, she was "able to start living": "The last five years of her life were vastly improved and for that, I thank the Cognitive Disorders Clinic."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Imposter interpreter at Mandela service blames hallucinations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.freelancestar.com/2013-12-13/articles/24837/imposter-interpreter-at-mandela-service-blames-hallucinations/

Imposter interpreter at Mandela service blames hallucinations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description In the hands of babes : the future of sign languages 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited speaker presentation at SOAS festival on minority and endangered languages.

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description In the news: Hot Fingers! Sign language speed championships 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.socialscienceforschools.org.uk/news/news-2013/April-2013.aspx

In the news: Hot Fingers! Sign language speed championships
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Infant theory of mind development : the early importance of access to conversation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited speaker at Departmental Seminar Series at the Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London. 21st October 2010

Questions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.gold.ac.uk/psychology/seminar-abstracts/
 
Description Interferentie van gesticulaties bij volwassenen die een gebarentaal leren? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article at the newsletter from the Dutch national association of language teachers. English title : Interference of gesture in adults learning a sign language?

discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description International Sign workshop. Gallaudet University Interpreting Service (GIS), Gallaudet University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion with both Deaf and hearing interpreters about international sign

Interest in Deaf interpreter research/language contact research from professional practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description International Workshop on dementia assessment 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We held a very successful international workshop with 21 attendees from UK, Norway, Finland, Netherlands, France, Italy, Belgium and Ireland. There was much interest in our online tests on the DCAL portal and interest in future collaboration on Europe-wide EU funded projects. We have been invited to Lille to discuss future collaborations to roll out the tests in other European countries in June 2016.

New ideas were shared.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Interpreter at Mandela Event: I Was Hallucinating 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.wdio.com/article/stories/s3241318.shtml

Interpreter at Mandela Event: I Was Hallucinating
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.nbc-2.com/story/24200241/interpreter-at-mandela-event-i-was-hallucinating

Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/interpreter-at-mandela-event-i-was-hallucinating/Content?oid=2648249

Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.stowsentry.com/ap%20international/2013/12/12/interpreter-at-mandela-event-i-was-hallucinating

Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.cherokeetribune.com/view/full_story/24216855/article-Interpreter-at-Mandela-event--I-was-hallucinating-

Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://tvnz.co.nz/world-news/interpreter-mandela-event-i-hallucinating-5776479

Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.tallmadgeexpress.com/ap%20international/2013/12/12/interpreter-at-mandela-event-i-was-hallucinating

Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/4265019-interpreter-for-deaf-at-mandela-event-called-fake/

Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.mississauga.com/news-story/4265019-interpreter-at-mandela-event-i-was-hallucinating/

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.ksla.com/story/24200242/interpreter-at-mandela-event-i-was-hallucinating

Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20131212/interpreter-at-mandela-event-i-was-hallucinating

Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20131212/NEWS06/131219728&source=RSS#.UupuYvt7R8E

Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.columbian.com/news/2013/dec/12/interpreter-at-mandela-event-i-was-hallucinating/

Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131212/NATION/312120055

Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.independentmail.com/news/2013/dec/12/interpreter-mandela-event-i-was-hallucinating/

Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/national_world&id=9357762

Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.bramptonguardian.com/news-story/4265019-mandela-ceremony-interpreter-called-a-fake-/

Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interpreter at Mandela's memorial 'hallucinating' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.3news.co.nz/Interpreter-at-Mandelas-memorial-hallucinating/tabid/417/articleID/324964/Default.aspx

Interpreter at Mandela's memorial 'hallucinating'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interpreter at Nelson Mandela's Memorial (press release) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Press release

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/dcal-news/Memorial_Interpeter

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/dcal-news/Memorial_Interpeter
 
Description Interpreter for Mandela event says he was hallucinating, hearing voices 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://globalnews.ca/news/1025392/interpreter-for-mandela-event-says-he-was-hallucinating-hearing-voices/

Interpreter for Mandela event says he was hallucinating, hearing voices
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interpreter for Mandela event: I was hallucinating 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/235528911.html

Interpreter for Mandela event: I was hallucinating
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interpreting and pragmatics - insights from Deaf interpreters' target language focused renderings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lecture given whilst on secondment from DCAL, to Gallaudet University as a visiting Professor.

I was able to discuss potential collaborations with other researchers in the area of sign language pragmatics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Interview of Kearsy Cormier for The Hub, 2012, on BSL Corpus Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Kearsy Cormier (current British Sign Language Corpus Project leader) featured, was interviewed about the BSL Corpus Project on The Hub programme, series 2 programme 2, on British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust (BSLBT). The programme aired on 12 March 2012.

As a followup we were invited to be interviewed by the BBC's See Hear about regional variation in BSL. This will air in 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.bslzone.co.uk/bsl-zone/the-hub-2-programme-2/
 
Description Interview: Robert Adam, interviewed at the WFD Congress in Istanbul for the Slovenian Deaf TV programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was interviewed at the WFD Congress in Istanbul for the Slovenian Deaf TV programme about Deaf people's linguistic human rights and it was broadcast on the 7th October at 9:15am on TIPK TV.
This interview generated discussion and increased knowledge within the Deaf community.

Increased knowledge within the Deaf and hearing community regarding Deaf peoples linguistic human rights
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.tipk.si/oddaje/tipkove-minute/tipkove-minute-70-oddaja
 
Description Introducing the BSL Aphasia Assessment Battery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact How to use and interpret DCAL's online BSL Aphasia Assessment Battery for practitioners and other relevant audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://dcalportal.org/
 
Description Introducing the DCAL portal; how to use and interpret our online assessments. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact How to use and interpret DCAL's online assessments for practitioners and other relevant audiences, including a beginners guide to statistical test interpretation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://dcalportal.org/
 
Description Introduction to sign language 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Weekly workshops at Sense International

improved participants' communication skills
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.senseinternational.org.uk/
 
Description Invited contribution to Wellcome Trust 'ThInk'blog  March 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Educational Neuroscience: Implications for deaf children - Article written by Mairéad MacSweeney

greater knowledge among the deaf community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://thinkneuroscience.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/how-the-brain-processes-language/
 
Description Invited member of National Science Foundation site visit team 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Mairead MacSweeney invited to assess: Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) research centre - Gallaudet University, Washington DC,

Audience reported a change in their views
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Invited talk (Northumbria) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited lecture, Northumbria University Department of Psychology seminar. Presented research findings on speech and gesture to audience of approx 25 academic staff and postgraduate students. Subsequent discussion included sharing experiences and suggestions of good practice in related studies being planned or carried out.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Is BSL changing? (British Deaf News, 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact "Is BSL changing?" Research article featuring research on lexical variation and change in the BSL Corpus, British Deaf News, June 2014.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Jo Atkinson was filmed for zoom documentary 'This is I. Remember me.' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jo Atkinson was filmed for zoom documentary in September by Jack Smallwood called 'This is I. Remember me.'

There is no release date for this yet.


Jo Atkinson was filmed for zoom documentary in September by Jack Smallwood called 'This is I. Remember me.'

There is no release date for this yet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Joannah Atkinson: Article about people hearing voices that mentions her research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The article increased awareness and sparked discussion about those who hear voices

Greater knowledge amoung the public that Deaf people also hear voices
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://aeon.co/magazine/psychology/is-hearing-voices-an-illness-or-a-cure/
 
Description Keeping your place : the role of the visual modality in reference tracking in sign and gesture 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited to give talk in SOAS Linguistics Department Seminar series

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Keeping your place : the role of the visual modality in reference tracking in sign and gesture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited to give talk in Tilburg Center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) lecture series

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Keynote Address: World Association of Sign Language Interpreting Congress, 23 July 2015 - "Human rights, Deaf people and interpreting - navigating the woods" with Christopher Stone and Robert Adam. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact "Sign Language Weekly". 25 July 2015 1140-1200 on NHK (the state TV channel in Japan). World Association of Sign Language Interpreting Congress 2015 Keynote Address 23 July 2015 "Human rights, Deaf people and interpreting - navigating the woods" with Christopher Stone and Robert Adam.
Public discussed Human rights, Deaf people and interpreting

Greater knowledge among the deaf community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/harumi.kimura.127/videos/10205673939820903/
 
Description Keynote address: Training interpreters. Australian Sign Language Interpreters Association Interpreter Trainer's Network Symposium, Perth, Western Australia, 1st September 2014. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion and contact with interpreter trainers from around Australia

Discussion of increased involvement of Deaf people in interpreter training programmes in Australia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Keynote presentation: Language planning in the Australian Deaf community - what are the implications? Australian Sign Language Interpreters Association Annual National Conference, Perth, Western Australia, 31st August 2014. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion with conference participants

Contact with the National Accreditation Authority on Translators and Interpreters
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Keynote presentation: The work of a Deaf Interpreter. Australian Sign Language Interpreters Association Annual National Conference, Perth, Western Australia, 30th August 2014. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Robust discussion after the conference; contact with National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (Australia)

Potential involvement with discussion of interpreter accreditation for Deaf people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Keynote talk on EF. Amsterdam Free University. Hearing and Language centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Talk on EF development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Keynote. Two talks on Theory of Mind and EF development. ANZCED Conference 2016 . 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Keynote. Two talks on Theory of Mind and EF development.
12th APCD/28th
ANZCED Conference 2016
. Christchurch New
Zealand. 7.7.16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Knowledge transfer : policy impact 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Article in the UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences Newsletter

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/slms/staff-students/newsletter/winter_2010
 
Description Language & theory of mind reasoning 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact A seminar in honour of Michael Siegal. University of Sheffield. 18.5.12. http://shef.ac.uk/psychology/staff/academic/michael-siegal

Interaction with collaborators
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Language Standardisation. 2nd International Conference on Linguistic Rights of the Deaf, All-Russian Society for the Deaf, 22nd May 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discussion took place after the presentation on sign language standardisation

I was invited to contribute to a special edition of the journal Sign Language Studies (Gallaudet University Press) on language planning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.deaflinguisticconference2014.voginfo.ru/en/material.html
 
Description Language acquisition and assessment in Deaf children 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited lecture at the University of Texas at Austin, Department of Communication Science & Disorders- CSD 367K INTRO SP/LNG DIS ASM/TRT CHL-W, Mar 27th, 2012

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Language and cognition : new views from sign language research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited lecture given in the Psychology department at Warwick University.

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Language and the brain : insights from deafness and language 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk deliverd on 20th March 2010 at event supported under the Beacons for Public Engagement programme - funded by UK councils, Research Councils UK and the Wellcome Trust as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science

discussion and debate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.dcal.ucl.ac.uk/Events/DCAL_Deaf_Open_Day.html
 
Description Language as a multimodal communication system : insight from sign language research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk given at the Language and Cognition Seminar for the School of Psychology in the University of Birmingham

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Language as a multimodal phenomenon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited presentation at the Jurnee Scientifique, ISCT, Toulouse, France, February
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Language as an integrated cognitive system : insight from sign language research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited lecture given at the University of York, Psychology Department

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Language assessment of children : challenges and new directions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this public debate a panel of three invited speakers will discuss with practitioners issues and challenges arising from language assessment of atypical learners, including children from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, young non-standard or non-native English-speaking children, and deaf children with dyslexia.

increased requests for support in assessment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.esrc.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/festival/events-archive/2010-specific/language.aspx
 
Description Language assessments should be re-thought 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article in the RCSLT Bulletin which is the foremost monthly magazine for speech and language therapists, providing the latest speech and language therapy news, features and job opportunities

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://issuu.com/redactive/docs/bulletin_july_10
 
Description Language delay matters for deaf people's linguistic and cognitive abilities. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation at 2nd International Conference on Cognitive Hearing Science for Communication, Linkoping, Sweden

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Language development of deaf children 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Seminar given at the "Intervention in the communicative development of deaf children: X Summer School Speech Therapy"

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
URL http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.alpa-asturias.org/docs/cursos/escue...
 
Description Language impairments in deaf children 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event for professionals working with deaf children in Scotland. (Presentation of SLI in sign language and led the afternoon workshop on how to improve collaboration with parents and schools to improve learning environments for deaf children.)

Parent requests for more information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Language in Context: an ecological turn to embodied language 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Organizer and speaker in a workshop sponsored by Experimental Psychology Society, UCL, January
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Language in the deaf brain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact • Radio interview: Radio Cambridgeshire 'Naked Scientists' programme. 10th January 2010
Led to online comments

Led to online comments and follow up queries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Latest from interpreter at Mandela memorial: I was hallucinating 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact DCAL staff quoted in an online news article

http://www.tampabay.com/news/world/latest-from-interpreter-at-mandela-memorial-i-was-hallucinating/2156779

Latest from interpreter at Mandela memorial: I was hallucinating
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Launch of Deaf Awareness course. UCL Newsletter - TThe Week@UCL: 17 November 2016. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Learn to work and communicate well with deaf people: UCL launches new online deaf awareness course
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lifelearning/latest-announcements/new-online-deaf-awareness-course?utm_source=UCL%20%28Internal%20Communications%29&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=7744124_The%20Week%40UCL%20-%20Issue%20273
This increased the number of people interested in DCAL and Deaf Awareness.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://uclnews.org.uk/UAA-4LZEK-5B8PBAHD24/cr.aspx
 
Description Learning sign languages : perceptual and linguistic factors 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A small group of children acquire signed languages as mother tongues. How does development unfold when the input is visual? In the first half of this talk I focus on phonological and grammatical development in the typical context before moving onto present data from a new study of language impaired signers. What is the role of conversational input for theory of mind development?

Student talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.hum.uva.nl/aclc-news/seminar.cfm/78DA1F55-1321-B0BE-68548362902B1F81
 
Description Lecture on deaf education at University College London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact http://www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp/en/event/2013/choshu/ucl.html link accessed 11.7.13

Event organised by the Embassy of Japan and the Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre UCL.



This event coincides with the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Choshu Five in the UK. These five young men were members of the Choshu