The International Centre for Language and Communicative Development

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: School of Health Sciences

Abstract

The International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD) will bring about a transformation in our understanding of how children learn to communicate, and deliver the crucial information needed to design effective interventions in child healthcare, communicative development and early years education.

Learning to use language to communicate is hugely important for society. Failure to develop language and communication skills at the right age is a major predictor of educational and social inequality in later life. To tackle this problem, we need to know the answers to a number of questions: How do children learn language from what they see and hear? What do measures of children's brain activity tell us about what they know? and How do differences between children and differences in their environments affect how children learn to talk? Answering these questions is a major challenge for researchers. LuCiD will bring together researchers from a wide range of different backgrounds to address this challenge.

The LuCiD Centre will be based in the North West of England and will coordinate five streams of research in the UK and abroad. It will use multiple methods to address central issues, create new technology products, and communicate evidence-based information directly to other researchers and to parents, practitioners and policy-makers.

LuCiD's RESEARCH AGENDA will address four key questions in language and communicative development:
1. ENVIRONMENT: How do children combine the different kinds of information that they see and hear to learn language?
2. KNOWLEDGE: How do children learn the word meanings and grammatical categories of their language?
3. COMMUNICATION: How do children learn to use their language to communicate effectively?
4. VARIATION: How do children learn languages with different structures and in different cultural environments?

The fifth stream, the LANGUAGE 0-5 PROJECT, will connect the other four streams. It will follow 80 English learning children from 6 months to 5 years, studying how and why some children's language development is different from others. A key feature of this project is that the children will take part in studies within the other four streams. This will enable us to build a complete picture of language development from the very beginning through to school readiness.

Applying different methods to study children's language development will constrain the types of explanations that can be proposed, helping us create much more accurate theories of language development. We will observe and record children in natural interaction as well as studying their language in more controlled experiments, using behavioural measures and correlations with brain activity (EEG). Transcripts of children's language and interaction will be analysed and used to model how these two are related using powerful computer algorithms.

LuciD's TECHNOLOGY AGENDA will develop new multi-method approaches and create new technology products for researchers, healthcare and education professionals. We will build a 'big data' management and sharing system to make all our data freely available; create a toolkit of software (LANGUAGE RESEARCHER'S TOOLKIT) so that researchers can analyse speech more easily and more accurately; and develop a smartphone app (the BABYTALK APP) that will allow parents, researchers and practitioners to monitor, assess and promote children's language development.

With the help of six IMPACT CHAMPIONS, LuCiD's COMMUNICATIONS AGENDA will ensure that parents know how they can best help their children learn to talk, and give healthcare and education professionals and policy-makers the information they need to create intervention programmes that are firmly rooted in the latest research findings.

Planned Impact

The RESEARCH AGENDA will bring about a step change in our understanding of how children learn to communicate with language, and deliver the evidence that parents, practitioners and policy-makers need to design effective interventions in early years education and healthcare (ESRC strategic priorities Influencing Behaviour & Informing Interventions, A Vibrant & Fair Society)

The TECHNOLOGY AGENDA will deliver two new software tools designed to be of direct benefit to researchers and practitioners, with commercial applications for business (ESRC area Innovations in Health & Social Care)

The COMMUNICATIONS AGENDA will guarantee that our research directly informs policy and practice, resulting in effective interventions for children with language delay and ensuring that early years education is rooted in the latest findings from neuro- and cognitive science (ESRC areas Innovations in Health & Social Care, Educational Neuroscience)

BENEFICIARIES & BENEFITS
CHILDREN, PARENTS & 3RD SECTOR GROUPS that support them (e.g. Mumsnet). The quality of the home environment is central to all aspects of child development. However, parents report that they do not know how to help their children develop language or how to check that their child is not falling behind. Our ENVIRONMENT, KNOWLEDGE & DISCOVERING BABYTALK programmes, with our BABYTALK APP, will deliver the information and technologies that parents need to promote children's language growth

PRACTITIONERS IN EARLY YEARS EDUCATION (e.g. nursery providers). The UK government has extended free childcare places to 2-year-olds, recognising the critical importance of high quality early years education. Yet educators report that providing language-rich environments in busy early years settings is a challenge. Our ENVIRONMENT, KNOWLEDGE, VARIATION and LUCID FOR PROFESSIONALS programmes will help early years educators maximise the environment for language learning, and achieve the standards recommended by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework

PRACTITIONERS IN HEALTHCARE (e.g. health visitors, speech and language therapists). Increasingly large numbers of children with language delay are being referred to healthcare providers, stretching services to the limit. Monitoring the language of these children, assessing their difficulties, and designing interventions are time-consuming and expensive tasks. Our BABYTALK APP & LANGUAGE RESEARCHER'S TOOLKIT will provide new technologies for these groups to monitor, assess and promote children's language development. Our KNOWLEDGE, COMMUNICATION, VARIATION and LUCID FOR PROFESSIONALS programmes will provide evidence-based advice about typical development, and how the process can go wrong in children with language delay

POLICY-MAKERS & COMMISSIONERS tasked with improving the life-chances of UK children (e.g. Dept for Education, Dept of Health, Early Intervention Foundation). We have long known that vocabulary at age 5 is a strong predictor of whether children are able to escape poverty in later adult life. Yet 5-year-olds from the poorest families are still 19 months behind their more affluent peers. Our LANGUAGE 0-5 PROJECT, ENVIRONMENT & VARIATION programmes, and POLICY IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY will provide information about the causes of poor language growth, the importance of early intervention, and how to choose the best evidence-based practice

BUSINESSES that use speech-analysis software or publish assessment and educational materials. New technologies offer opportunities to transform research, assessment and learning in health and education. Yet to be effective, such technologies must be easy to use and based on a robust evidence-base. This requires close collaboration between developers and researchers at all stages of development. Our integrated teams of language and computer scientists will produce technologies that have the potential to change the way that we monitor, assess and promote children's language

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description Our Centre has 18 months to run so many work packages have not yet completed their research. Here we report some of our most interesting findings so far. Research on the FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE IN INFANCY has shown that: (1) harnessing babies' curiosity about their world can enhance their learning; (2) short, frequent words in the sentences that babies hear, help them find the separate words and simultaneously learn about grammatical categories like 'noun' and 'verb'; (3) children's language learning is benefited by multiple variable (rather than perfectly reliable) cues to language structure; and (4) even before they start to point, babies use objects to share attention with their caregivers but these communications are often overlooked by caregivers.

In EARLY LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, we have shown that: (1) children's early communicative gestures and their ability to learn patterns from what they hear both predict the speed of word learning; (2) the errors children make (e.g., saying he go instead of he goes) can be explained by how they pick up particular strings of words from the input, and this process can account for some of the errors made by children with Developmental Language Disorder; (3) in children learning Polish, Finnish, and Estonian, which have many more endings (inflections) than English (e.g. boy boys; play played), frequency and the similarity between groups of words is important to explain the path of learning in all three languages. However, specific aspects of the individual languages also affect learning. We have successfully modelled these differences using the same computer programme which gradually learned all three languages from actual instances of child directed speech, showing errors similar those made by real children; (4) in children learning English as an additional language, their word learning is related to how much they hear but also to how variable the words and sentences are in their input.

Our work on the MORE COMPLEX LANGUAGE which children need as they move into school, has compared the effect of (i) the order of events in a sentence and its mapping to the order in which things happen in the real world (e.g. After you wash your hands, get your dinner vs. Get your dinner after your wash your hands) and (ii) providing background context for the events (e.g. Now it's dinner time), on children's understanding of these complex sentences. We have shown that children do better when the order of events in the sentence is the same as that in the real world but providing them with background context is even more important and can override their reliance on the order in which events happen.

Many of our studies use THE MULTI-METHOD APPROACH that is one of LuCiD's key contributions: e.g. detailed analysis of what children hear combined with either computer modelling or experiments; eye-tracking combined with behavioural responses; experimental methods incorporated into training studies. We are contributing to resolving the problem that many studies cannot be replicated, by, wherever possible, pre-registering our studies within the Open Science framework.
Exploitation Route Understanding the basis for language learning in infancy is an important aim, theoretically and for practical, applied reasons. LuCiD's research on babies' early understanding of the world, ability to integrate cues to language structure, and communicative skills, are crucial building blocks for developing theory and possible interventions, as is our contribution to addressing the replication crisis and the Many Babies project.
Our focus on languages other than English is central to developing theories which encompass how children learn differently structured languages.
The transition from oral language to school literacy is crucial for children's educational achievement. Our research on the learning of complex language is important for the development of reading and writing skills. Our training studies will have application for preschool settings, as will our work establishing how differences in the early vocabulary learning of children learning English as a second language relates to their later English abilities.
To complement our multi-method approach, our use of cutting-edge statistical approaches is important to developing more sophisticated data analytic approaches in language acquisition research as will our alignment of corpus analyses of child-directed speech with a corpus analysis toolbox developed by CASS (the ERSC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science).
Sectors Education,Healthcare,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/resources/for-researchers/outputs-database/
 
Description LuCiD's work directly informs public policy. Amongst many pieces of work undertaken, we have co-authored a report for Public Health England on needs provision for preschool children from disadvantaged backgrounds; we have contributed to work done for the Department of Work and Pensions life chances strategy enquiry, and the Centre is about to currently undertaking work commissioned by the Department for Education to support "opportunity areas" in accessing and evaluating evidence for their approaches to early years speech, language and communication. We are currently working with the Institute of Health Visitors on improving the language and communicative development training of health visitors in the UK as part of a Public Health England initiative. This has the potential to change practice nationally. We are also advising the Department for Education about their plans to improve social mobility through education. We are also the lead scientific advisors for the BBC's 10 year language and communication campaign. We have worked with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and Pearson Clinical Assessment to deliver training workshops and webinars and have close links with other non-government organisations concerned with early life chances and communicative development. We have delivered keynote lectures and workshops to conferences of early years practitioners (Stockport Early Years Improvement Team conference, Talk to Your Baby annual conference, Nursery World Show) as well as writing a series of articles on language and communicative development for Nursery World and Nursing in Practice. We have written evidence briefings on a range of key topics identified by our impact champions, to help summarise current language research in a clear and accessible way for parents, practitioners and policy makers. We have also written up Case Studies about our work supporting non-academic partners with evaluating language interventions to exemplify good practice and highlight any pitfalls we found along the way. These have all been shared widely via our newsletter, social media and through our impact partners. We have engaged the public and raised the awareness of child language development via major local public engagement events (e.g. Campus in the City, Manchester Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery, Walker Art Gallery, ESRC Festival of Science), School visits and Sixth form internships through the Nuffield programme as well as contributing articles to The Conversation. Our mother and baby groups in local Sure Start and other Centres has led to a KE uplift grant from the ESRC in which we are developing our mother and baby English language programme (Stepping Stones) now being rolled out nationally. This is currently shortlisted for ELTon award with the British Council. On the Story Starters Project, we have worked with Beanstalk and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to design, and are currently evaluating, a one-to-one dialogic reading intervention delivered by trained reading volunteers in preschool settings.
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Education,Healthcare,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Advising Opportunity Areas - DfE/ TCT - LuCiD Lancaster
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Working in collaboration with The Communication Trust on a DfE initiative to support government-identified, social opportunity areas in meeting children's speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Our role has been to provide bespoke, expert support to these areas to enable them i) to access evidence to inform, and ii) to evaluate, their own service provision. Following the support, practitioners in these opportunity areas have taken different steps to improve their practice around SLCN, including: • Created tools for staff to access SLCN resource and information file, created a 'communication is key' board for parents, and are planning a resource linked to the wellcomm assessment • Used resources and information to help with actions taken to help strategies • Use of suggested tools for 2, 3, 4 and 5 year olds to identify and support children at universal and targeted levels. 2. Discussion about best stakeholders to target to use tools in our pilot project 3. Reading 4. Contacted Plymouth University researchers re: use of UKBTAT 5. Further advice from directors at LuCID for our pilot project for short period beyond scope of TCT/DfE funding. 6. Contacted local Health Visitors and Children's Centre manager colleagues to discuss trialling the tools in a small ward in Derby. 7. Use research and advice in write up of pilot in evaluation report at end of the pilot project.
 
Description Advisor to National Institute for Health Visiting (Theakston)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Participated in two writing workshops to develop the content for national 'Language & Communicative Development' Health Visitor training (commissioned by Public Health England, initial roll out to 1000 health visitors across UK). The initial roll out is underway but ultimately this could improve the language and communicative development training of all health visitors in England.
 
Description BBC Education Strategy Advisory Board - Pine
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35476433
 
Description Bercow 10 Years On Advisory Board - Theakston
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.bercow10yearson.com/
 
Description Bercow: Ten Years On Report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.bercow10yearson.com/
 
Description Consultation response: Child Poverty and Health - the Impact of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015-2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Early Language Development: Needs, provision, and intervention for preschool children from socioeconomically disadvantage backgrounds: Co-authored report commissioned by Public Health England and EEF- Theakston
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Law_et_al_Early_Language_Development_final....
 
Description Evening classes on language acquisition for Sefton Council - Bidgood
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This 5 week evening course was delivered at the request of Sefton local authority to 17 early years practitioners. No formal feedback was collected but informal feedback suggests that the course may have changed some of the attendees practice. One trainee, in an email to the trainer, reported "It has made to really think. I have never considered writing down the words/sentences a child says, to see if there is a pattern in it. This may then help with a referral". Furthermore, some of the practitioners recommended the course to colleagues and two attendees on a future course (saturday school) said they attended as a result of this recommendation.
 
Description Evening course on language acquisition - Bidgood
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This course 'How do children learn language' was delivered to a range of participants (Early years practitioners, parents, grandparents etc.). Feedback was collected from 13 of the attendees with those working in early years stating that they would incorporate the learning in their practice: "I feel I can incorporate many elements of this course into my role as I work with children 0-5 with SLN needs".
 
Description Gave evidence to the Early Intervention Foundations for Life report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact This new report has assessed programmes available to UK commissioners, rather than considering programmes from around the world. This is the first time that EIF have used their own robust methods for rating the evidence and costs of early intervention programmes. The programmes included in this assessment were identified through systematic methods as part of the Best Start at Home review published in 2015. This included a range of programmes that supported the non-physical development of children between conception and age five through direct engagement with the parent. In Foundations for Life the evidence for the programmes was reviewed and rated by EIF and external experts, as well as being scrutinised by the EIF Evidence Panel of leading academics in the field of early intervention.
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/eif-report-foundations-for-life-what-works-to-support-pa...
 
Description Input about verb-marking errors in children with DLD - Charleen List
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Input into Department for Education early years assessment methods Alcock
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Input into Early Years Training at Beanstalk
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The charity reported that they had: 1. Fedback our advice to colleagues on most effective 'targets' for any Beanstalk programme development around supporting 'other adults' to provide support to children (i.e. child minders and librarians rather than parents). 2. Used the 'techniques to promote language development' material we prepared to a) tweak the structure of our Day 2 training session 'reading fluency' and b) as the basis of the session handouts, Our support will be acknowledged support via the LuCiD logo and referencing in documents. 3. To use the same material as the basis of designing their advanced 'working with early years children' online training module, taking an approach similar to that of Future Learn. 5. To use the 'scales' materials we recommended as the basis of developing an assessment of the efficacy of approach 'tool' which can be used as part of our wider training & support i.e. assess filmed and/or directly observed practice.
URL https://www.beanstalkcharity.org.uk/blog/our-innovative-approach-to-transforming-early-years-educati...
 
Description LuCiD workshop on use of ELAN, CLAN and LENA - Bidgood and co.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Trained LuCiD and affiliated researchers on the use of ELAN, CLAN and LENA as part of a workshop organised by the KE team. Approximately 30 people attended the workshop and feedback suggests they will implement learning in their future research. One attendee commented "Having attended this workshop I am confident I will now be able to use ELAN to code and analyse the videos I am working with. I will also be able to transcribe and run various commands using CLAN".
 
Description Methods for informally assessing children's language - SLT Workshop
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This workshop introduced speech and language therapists (SLTs) to a range of research methods and resources that could be used to informally assess children's language. The workshop drew from research methodologies used routinely in child language research. Roughly 20 SLTs from across the UK attended the one-day workshop. Feedback from some of the attendees suggests they will implement some of the learning in their own practice: "All ideas for assessment were valuable and I will try to implement as much as I can either myself or pass on to colleagues". "I will use some of the assessments from the LUCID website, and I will consider whether children make statistically significant progress pre/post therapy."
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/slt-workshop-methods-for-informally-assessing-children...
 
Description Online course on language acquisition - Bidgood
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact 10 people from a range of backgrounds took this online course in language acquisition. No formal feedback has been received yet.
 
Description Policy consultation with DfE - Alcock
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Discussing and advising on improved spoken language section of the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile.
 
Description Policy consultation with Public Health England
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Discussing and advising on Early Language pathway in collaboration with the Department for Education
 
Description Regional course in the Audiologopedic Association: "Language and social cognition in typical development and autism" - Boeg Thomsen
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact 70 professional practitioners (speech-language therapists and regional child psychologists) attended a six-hour course on kindergarteners' and young schoolchildren's linguistic and sociocognitive development. The course included introduction to materials for evaluation and intervention and discussions of their practical implementation in the practitioners' everyday contexts. With both oral and email feedback, the participants said that the course had been "super inspiring" and "super instructive" and showed great interest in employing the presented materials. One group of speech-hearing therapists were stimulated by the course to apply for funding for a 4-year intervention project for children with autism.
 
Description Roundtable policy discussion around Developmental Language Disorder organised by Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (Theakston)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Saturday school on Language Acquisition - Bidgood
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one day Saturday School course on 'How do children learn language' took place at the University of Liverpool and was attended by a range of people included practitioners and parents. 7 of the attendees provided feedback with all agreeing the course increased their knowledge and understanding of language acquisition. One attendee reported that they would seek out more information following this taster course saying it had "given me lots of advice, especially on where to research further".
 
Description Save the Children - Pine
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Training course for A-Level English Language teachers - Bidgood
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Training course for A-Level English Teachers on modern approaches to language acquisition research and the Language 0-5 Project. 28 teachers from all over the UK attended. The course will have had an impact on their teaching, so hundreds of students will potentially have been influenced, along with the teachers who attended on the day.
 
Description Working with bilingual children training - Kolak
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Joanna Kolak led two workshops for parents and practitioners working with bilingual children ("Benefits and challenges - how to support bilingual child's development?") during a conference "Bilingual child - a problem or a treasure?" in Rome, November 2016. The workshop consisted of three parts: 1) how to increase bilingual child's motivation to speak both languages, 2) how to develop effective language strategy, 3) how to distentangle facts from myths. Attendees commented that they would apply their learning to their work with bilingual children.
 
Description ANU Collaborator Visit - Chang
Amount £1,000 (GBP)
Organisation Australian National University (ANU) 
Sector Academic/University
Country Australia
Start 12/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Description Additional/match funding for ESRC Festival of Social Science 2018 grant - Bidgood
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation University of Liverpool 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 11/2017
 
Description BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant - Westermann
Amount £9,554 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 09/2017
 
Description ECR Travel Bursary - A Bidgood
Amount £70 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Department ESRC Seminar Series
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 01/2015
 
Description ECR travel bursary - A Bidgood
Amount £99 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Department ESRC Seminar Series
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 09/2015
 
Description ECR travel bursary - A Bidgood
Amount £102 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Department ESRC Seminar Series
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2015 
End 05/2015
 
Description EEF Tenders
Amount £3,756 (GBP)
Organisation Education Endowment Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Description EPS Grindley Grant - Trotter
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2016 
End 09/2016
 
Description ERC Consolidator Grant - Ambridge
Amount € 1,980,820 (EUR)
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2016 
End 08/2020
 
Description ESRC Festival 2018 funding
Amount £1,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Manchester 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 11/2018
 
Description ESRC Festival Sponsorship 2016
Amount £965 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Description ESRC Festival of Social Science - sponsorship 2015
Amount £1,500 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description ESRC Festival of Social Science 2018 - Bidgood
Amount £1,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 11/2017
 
Description ESRC Future Research Leaders fellowship - Twomey
Amount £180,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N01703X/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 11/2018
 
Description ESRC research grants open call - C Rowland
Amount £1,435,782 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2018
 
Description Early Career Small Grants Scheme (Gemma Taylor)
Amount £4,414 (GBP)
Organisation Lancaster University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description Faculty research grant - Brandt
Amount £2,500 (GBP)
Organisation Lancaster University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2017 
End 12/2018
 
Description Funding for Chang and Jessop to do collaborative research in Japan for a month in summer 2015. Travel, housing, and talk honorarium was provided
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation Kyoto Institute of Technology 
Sector Academic/University
Country Japan
Start 07/2015 
End 08/2015
 
Description Global Challenges Research Fund Seed Corn
Amount £4,788 (GBP)
Organisation Lancaster University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 03/2019
 
Description Grindley Grant for Conference Attendance - Frost
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 01/2016
 
Description Grindley Grant for Conference Attendance - Frost
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 01/2016
 
Description ISDP Travel Award (Gemma Taylor)
Amount $300 (USD)
Organisation International Society for Developmental Psychobiology 
Sector Learned Society
Country Unknown
Start 07/2015 
End 09/2015
 
Description ISDP Travel Award - Taylor
Amount $300 (USD)
Organisation International Society for Developmental Psychobiology 
Sector Learned Society
Country Unknown
Start 07/2015 
End 07/2015
 
Description JSPS Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan - Chang
Amount £7,614 (GBP)
Organisation Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) 
Sector Learned Society
Country Japan
Start 09/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Description Lancaster University Marie Sklowdowska Curie Travel Bursary - Alcock
Amount £1,000 (GBP)
Organisation Lancaster University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2017 
End 07/2017
 
Description Language Learning Earlier Career Researcher Grant
Amount $9,998 (USD)
Organisation Association for Language Learning 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2017 
End 06/2018
 
Description Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship Programme on Interdisciplinary Research on Infant Development
Amount £1,050,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Leverhulme Trust 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 08/2020
 
Description Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship - Dunn
Amount £89,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Leverhulme Trust 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2020
 
Description LuCiD Internship Scheme - Durrant, Rowland
Amount £1,200 (GBP)
Organisation University of Liverpool 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2016 
End 07/2016
 
Description M. Nakayama
Amount £4,414 (GBP)
Organisation Lancaster University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description Many Babies- Theakston/ Ferry
Amount £1,465 (GBP)
Organisation Association for Psychological Science 
Start 04/2017 
End 08/2017
 
Description New Investigator Award - Taylor PI, Monaghan Co-I
Amount £293,048 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/R004129/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2018 
End 04/2021
 
Description PPL Dream Fund
Amount £1,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation People's Postcode Lottery 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Unknown
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2019
 
Description Paula Menyuk Travel Award - Bidgood
Amount $300 (USD)
Organisation Boston University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United States
Start 11/2015 
End 11/2015
 
Description Senior Research Fellowship
Amount £43,000 (GBP)
Funding ID SF150163 
Organisation The British Academy 
Department British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 08/2017
 
Description Travel Award from Lancaster University - Kliesch
Amount £250 (GBP)
Organisation Lancaster University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 01/2018
 
Description Visit to Professor Kumiko Tanaka at Tokyo University - Chang
Amount £200 (GBP)
Organisation University of Tokyo 
Sector Academic/University
Country Japan
Start 12/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Title Curiosity model 
Description Neurocomputational model of infant curiosity-based learning 
Type Of Material Model of mechanisms or symptoms - human 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Several requests for re-use of code (granted), discussion of future collaborations, in particular in developmental robotics with Prof. Angelo Cangelosi at University of Manchester. 
URL https://osf.io/ezwx6/
 
Title LuCiD Toolkit 
Description We have developed a series of open access tools that make CHILDES analyses easier to do.There is a Browser program, which allows you to select corpora with particular characteristics (e.g., Cantonese children with a min age of 24 months). It also allows you to sort corpora by size, average length of utterance, age, and percentage of utterances by parent/child. Also, when you click on a particular row, the information about that corpus is provided below the table.There is a Childes2csv program, which allows you to download entire corpora as csv files. You can download the Manchester Corpus or Eng-UK as a single file. You can also change whether each row is a word or an utterance. There is a FilterCombine program, which allows you to do simple analyses without having to download files. There is an Ngrams program, which allows you to download different ngrams for different corpora. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact In the two months that it has been active at the talkbank website, there have been 383 page views from a range of countries (see summary below). The figures show that the browser, childes2csv, and disclassify are the most popular pages so far. This work has led to an idea about how to quantify the amount of input that children experience in a range of languages and I am working towards a publication related to this idea. 
URL http://gandalf.talkbank.org:8080
 
Description ASLAN, Lyon - Lieven 
Organisation University of Lyon
Department ASLAN
PI Contribution Elena Lieven is an advisor to ASLAN, a multi-funded French research centre focusing on language development. She assesses the centre's work and advises on future direction.
Collaborator Contribution ASLAN shares its research progress and plans with Elena Lieven.
Impact Reports to French grant authorities
Start Year 2015
 
Description Baby Sign Study - Bidgood 
Organisation University of York
Department Department of Chemistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Language 0-5 data already collected will be used to study the impact of baby sign on maternal responsiveness. Bidgood supervised the data coding (completed by an hourly paid RA) and will coordinate reliability coding, as well as conducting initial analyses and writing up the paper.
Collaborator Contribution Kirk (York) provided input into questionnaire design and research questions, as well as providing funding to pay the RA. She will advise on analysis and paper write-up.
Impact None yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description COEDL 
Organisation Australian National University (ANU)
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise on cross cultural research on children's communication.
Collaborator Contribution Input on typological differences between languages and expertise on language processing.
Impact on going
Start Year 2014
 
Description Hebrew and English Early Vocabulary - Alcock 
Organisation Tel Aviv University
Country Israel 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Mentored through fellowship applications. Analysed UK data to compare to Israel data
Collaborator Contribution Contributed Israeli CDI gesture data
Impact Israeli CDI draft
Start Year 2017
 
Description Many Babies 
Organisation Duke University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Many Babies project is a global study involving over 60 worldwide laboratories which aims to address the replicability crisis in child research. The project sees labs around the world conduct the same experiments. Data is then collated and compared to examine the effect different lab methods can have on results. The LuCiD child labs at the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster are all taking part in this project and have conducted studies on adult-directed vs infant-directed speech. The University of Liverpool has also taken part in a study looking at gaze following in monolingual and bilingual children.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed are those on the original briefing paper. They conceived the idea for the project. Their labs, along with many others will also be running the studies. They will also be responsible for collating and comparing the data.
Impact The main outputs will come after the data have been analysed (ongoing). However, the studies run in the LuCiD labs have proved very popular and helped with recruitment of babies to other studies.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Many Babies 
Organisation Harvard University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Many Babies project is a global study involving over 60 worldwide laboratories which aims to address the replicability crisis in child research. The project sees labs around the world conduct the same experiments. Data is then collated and compared to examine the effect different lab methods can have on results. The LuCiD child labs at the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster are all taking part in this project and have conducted studies on adult-directed vs infant-directed speech. The University of Liverpool has also taken part in a study looking at gaze following in monolingual and bilingual children.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed are those on the original briefing paper. They conceived the idea for the project. Their labs, along with many others will also be running the studies. They will also be responsible for collating and comparing the data.
Impact The main outputs will come after the data have been analysed (ongoing). However, the studies run in the LuCiD labs have proved very popular and helped with recruitment of babies to other studies.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Many Babies 
Organisation Leiden University
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Many Babies project is a global study involving over 60 worldwide laboratories which aims to address the replicability crisis in child research. The project sees labs around the world conduct the same experiments. Data is then collated and compared to examine the effect different lab methods can have on results. The LuCiD child labs at the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster are all taking part in this project and have conducted studies on adult-directed vs infant-directed speech. The University of Liverpool has also taken part in a study looking at gaze following in monolingual and bilingual children.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed are those on the original briefing paper. They conceived the idea for the project. Their labs, along with many others will also be running the studies. They will also be responsible for collating and comparing the data.
Impact The main outputs will come after the data have been analysed (ongoing). However, the studies run in the LuCiD labs have proved very popular and helped with recruitment of babies to other studies.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Many Babies 
Organisation Northwestern University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Many Babies project is a global study involving over 60 worldwide laboratories which aims to address the replicability crisis in child research. The project sees labs around the world conduct the same experiments. Data is then collated and compared to examine the effect different lab methods can have on results. The LuCiD child labs at the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster are all taking part in this project and have conducted studies on adult-directed vs infant-directed speech. The University of Liverpool has also taken part in a study looking at gaze following in monolingual and bilingual children.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed are those on the original briefing paper. They conceived the idea for the project. Their labs, along with many others will also be running the studies. They will also be responsible for collating and comparing the data.
Impact The main outputs will come after the data have been analysed (ongoing). However, the studies run in the LuCiD labs have proved very popular and helped with recruitment of babies to other studies.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Many Babies 
Organisation Skidmore College
PI Contribution The Many Babies project is a global study involving over 60 worldwide laboratories which aims to address the replicability crisis in child research. The project sees labs around the world conduct the same experiments. Data is then collated and compared to examine the effect different lab methods can have on results. The LuCiD child labs at the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster are all taking part in this project and have conducted studies on adult-directed vs infant-directed speech. The University of Liverpool has also taken part in a study looking at gaze following in monolingual and bilingual children.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed are those on the original briefing paper. They conceived the idea for the project. Their labs, along with many others will also be running the studies. They will also be responsible for collating and comparing the data.
Impact The main outputs will come after the data have been analysed (ongoing). However, the studies run in the LuCiD labs have proved very popular and helped with recruitment of babies to other studies.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Many Babies 
Organisation Stanford University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Many Babies project is a global study involving over 60 worldwide laboratories which aims to address the replicability crisis in child research. The project sees labs around the world conduct the same experiments. Data is then collated and compared to examine the effect different lab methods can have on results. The LuCiD child labs at the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster are all taking part in this project and have conducted studies on adult-directed vs infant-directed speech. The University of Liverpool has also taken part in a study looking at gaze following in monolingual and bilingual children.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed are those on the original briefing paper. They conceived the idea for the project. Their labs, along with many others will also be running the studies. They will also be responsible for collating and comparing the data.
Impact The main outputs will come after the data have been analysed (ongoing). However, the studies run in the LuCiD labs have proved very popular and helped with recruitment of babies to other studies.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Many Babies 
Organisation University of British Columbia
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Many Babies project is a global study involving over 60 worldwide laboratories which aims to address the replicability crisis in child research. The project sees labs around the world conduct the same experiments. Data is then collated and compared to examine the effect different lab methods can have on results. The LuCiD child labs at the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster are all taking part in this project and have conducted studies on adult-directed vs infant-directed speech. The University of Liverpool has also taken part in a study looking at gaze following in monolingual and bilingual children.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed are those on the original briefing paper. They conceived the idea for the project. Their labs, along with many others will also be running the studies. They will also be responsible for collating and comparing the data.
Impact The main outputs will come after the data have been analysed (ongoing). However, the studies run in the LuCiD labs have proved very popular and helped with recruitment of babies to other studies.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Many Babies 
Organisation University of Chicago
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Many Babies project is a global study involving over 60 worldwide laboratories which aims to address the replicability crisis in child research. The project sees labs around the world conduct the same experiments. Data is then collated and compared to examine the effect different lab methods can have on results. The LuCiD child labs at the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster are all taking part in this project and have conducted studies on adult-directed vs infant-directed speech. The University of Liverpool has also taken part in a study looking at gaze following in monolingual and bilingual children.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed are those on the original briefing paper. They conceived the idea for the project. Their labs, along with many others will also be running the studies. They will also be responsible for collating and comparing the data.
Impact The main outputs will come after the data have been analysed (ongoing). However, the studies run in the LuCiD labs have proved very popular and helped with recruitment of babies to other studies.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Many Babies 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Many Babies project is a global study involving over 60 worldwide laboratories which aims to address the replicability crisis in child research. The project sees labs around the world conduct the same experiments. Data is then collated and compared to examine the effect different lab methods can have on results. The LuCiD child labs at the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster are all taking part in this project and have conducted studies on adult-directed vs infant-directed speech. The University of Liverpool has also taken part in a study looking at gaze following in monolingual and bilingual children.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed are those on the original briefing paper. They conceived the idea for the project. Their labs, along with many others will also be running the studies. They will also be responsible for collating and comparing the data.
Impact The main outputs will come after the data have been analysed (ongoing). However, the studies run in the LuCiD labs have proved very popular and helped with recruitment of babies to other studies.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Many Babies 
Organisation University of Manitoba
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Many Babies project is a global study involving over 60 worldwide laboratories which aims to address the replicability crisis in child research. The project sees labs around the world conduct the same experiments. Data is then collated and compared to examine the effect different lab methods can have on results. The LuCiD child labs at the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster are all taking part in this project and have conducted studies on adult-directed vs infant-directed speech. The University of Liverpool has also taken part in a study looking at gaze following in monolingual and bilingual children.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed are those on the original briefing paper. They conceived the idea for the project. Their labs, along with many others will also be running the studies. They will also be responsible for collating and comparing the data.
Impact The main outputs will come after the data have been analysed (ongoing). However, the studies run in the LuCiD labs have proved very popular and helped with recruitment of babies to other studies.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Many Babies 
Organisation University of Nevada
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Many Babies project is a global study involving over 60 worldwide laboratories which aims to address the replicability crisis in child research. The project sees labs around the world conduct the same experiments. Data is then collated and compared to examine the effect different lab methods can have on results. The LuCiD child labs at the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster are all taking part in this project and have conducted studies on adult-directed vs infant-directed speech. The University of Liverpool has also taken part in a study looking at gaze following in monolingual and bilingual children.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed are those on the original briefing paper. They conceived the idea for the project. Their labs, along with many others will also be running the studies. They will also be responsible for collating and comparing the data.
Impact The main outputs will come after the data have been analysed (ongoing). However, the studies run in the LuCiD labs have proved very popular and helped with recruitment of babies to other studies.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Many Babies 
Organisation University of Paris - Descartes
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Many Babies project is a global study involving over 60 worldwide laboratories which aims to address the replicability crisis in child research. The project sees labs around the world conduct the same experiments. Data is then collated and compared to examine the effect different lab methods can have on results. The LuCiD child labs at the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster are all taking part in this project and have conducted studies on adult-directed vs infant-directed speech. The University of Liverpool has also taken part in a study looking at gaze following in monolingual and bilingual children.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed are those on the original briefing paper. They conceived the idea for the project. Their labs, along with many others will also be running the studies. They will also be responsible for collating and comparing the data.
Impact The main outputs will come after the data have been analysed (ongoing). However, the studies run in the LuCiD labs have proved very popular and helped with recruitment of babies to other studies.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Many Babies 
Organisation University of Plymouth
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Many Babies project is a global study involving over 60 worldwide laboratories which aims to address the replicability crisis in child research. The project sees labs around the world conduct the same experiments. Data is then collated and compared to examine the effect different lab methods can have on results. The LuCiD child labs at the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster are all taking part in this project and have conducted studies on adult-directed vs infant-directed speech. The University of Liverpool has also taken part in a study looking at gaze following in monolingual and bilingual children.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed are those on the original briefing paper. They conceived the idea for the project. Their labs, along with many others will also be running the studies. They will also be responsible for collating and comparing the data.
Impact The main outputs will come after the data have been analysed (ongoing). However, the studies run in the LuCiD labs have proved very popular and helped with recruitment of babies to other studies.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Many Babies 
Organisation Virginia Tech
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Many Babies project is a global study involving over 60 worldwide laboratories which aims to address the replicability crisis in child research. The project sees labs around the world conduct the same experiments. Data is then collated and compared to examine the effect different lab methods can have on results. The LuCiD child labs at the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster are all taking part in this project and have conducted studies on adult-directed vs infant-directed speech. The University of Liverpool has also taken part in a study looking at gaze following in monolingual and bilingual children.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed are those on the original briefing paper. They conceived the idea for the project. Their labs, along with many others will also be running the studies. They will also be responsible for collating and comparing the data.
Impact The main outputs will come after the data have been analysed (ongoing). However, the studies run in the LuCiD labs have proved very popular and helped with recruitment of babies to other studies.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Many Babies 
Organisation École Normale Supérieure, Paris
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Many Babies project is a global study involving over 60 worldwide laboratories which aims to address the replicability crisis in child research. The project sees labs around the world conduct the same experiments. Data is then collated and compared to examine the effect different lab methods can have on results. The LuCiD child labs at the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster are all taking part in this project and have conducted studies on adult-directed vs infant-directed speech. The University of Liverpool has also taken part in a study looking at gaze following in monolingual and bilingual children.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed are those on the original briefing paper. They conceived the idea for the project. Their labs, along with many others will also be running the studies. They will also be responsible for collating and comparing the data.
Impact The main outputs will come after the data have been analysed (ongoing). However, the studies run in the LuCiD labs have proved very popular and helped with recruitment of babies to other studies.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Research Collaboration with the Reader Organisation - Rowland 
Organisation The Reader Organisation, UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Evaluating their intervention through a RCT
Collaborator Contribution Providing the intervention
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2015
 
Description Ostensive-Referential Communication Fosters the Interpretation of Pictures of Objects as Symbols of their own Kind in 9-Month-Old Infants. DUCOG - Parise 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Poster was presented at the DUCOG conference in Dubrovnik leading to further discussion and debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description #Education Learn Webinar 2016 - Hartley 
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 Dr Calum Hartley presented a webinar on the latest research on communication interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) last week, as part of this year's #EducationLearn event organised by Pearson.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/webinar-communication-interventions-for-children-with-...
 
Description #SLT Learn 2016 - Monaghan 
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 Prof Padraic Monaghan led a free online training session on how children learn words and how to best support the early stages of language acquisition as part of Pearson's #SLTLearn. ~70 SLTs attended the workshop and the recording and slides are free to download via the LuCiD and Pearson websites.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/free-webinar-how-children-learn-words-and-how-we-can-s...
 
Description 10th Interdisciplinary Conference on Developmental Language Disorders talk - List 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Findings presented at 10th Interdisciplinary Conference on Developmental Language Disorders. Talk sparked debate and lively discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 8th International Society for Gesture Studies Conference - Bidgood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Poster on 'Baby sign, mind-mindedness and language development' presented at the 8th International Society for Gesture Studies Conference, Cape Town, South Africa. Talk sparked questions and lively debate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description A Formal Occasion - Nursery World Magazine article 
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 Dr Anna Theakston wrote this four page article in Nursery World Magazine on how language becomes more complicated for children when entering school, with tips on how to help this process. Nursery World Magazine has 14,000 print subscribers and 120,000 online users each month and so this article was seen by a large group of practitioners, raising awareness of child language and of LuCiD. Local practioners reported having read the article and found it very interesting. We have also seen an increase in visits to our website/ twitter following publication of the article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/media/1455/article-3_theakston-240815.pdf
 
Description APPG Speech and Language Difficulties Nov 2016 - Serratrice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Serratrice attended this All Party Parliamentary Group on Speech and Language Difficulties as a LuCiD representative. This APPG aims to make Parliament aware that the ability to communicate is a crucial life skill for all; to increase awareness about the impact communication difficulties have on other people's lives; to highlight the importance of early identification and intervention; and to press for increased provision of speech and language therapy. Attendance at the meeting raised the profile of LuCiD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.rcslt.org/about/parliamentary_work/APPG_November_2016_developmental_language_disorder
 
Description Akiko Okuno, Thea Cameron-Faulkner, & Anna Theakston. How does the world look to you? Talk given at Child Language Symposium, Warwick, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on crosslinguistic differences in associations between syntax and meaning. Sparked discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.regonline.co.uk/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1628415
 
Description All Party Parliamentary Group on Speech and Language Difficulties July 2016 - Lieven 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Lieven represented LuCiD at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Speech and Language Difficulties. The meeting focused on 'Supporting children's life chances'. Attendance at the event raised LuCiD's profile with key stakeholders and policy makers. Following the event LuCiD was invited to collaborate with James Law on an EEF report on Language as a Life Chances Indicator.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.rcslt.org/governments/appg_meeting_july2016
 
Description All Party Parliamentary Group on Speech and Language Difficulties Feb 2017 - Rowland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Rowland represented LuCiD at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Speech and Language Difficulties. The meeting focused on the impact of the SEND reforms in England on children and young people with speech, language and communication needs. Prof Rowland contributed to the discussions and is listed in the minutes:

"Caro Rowland (LuCid centre) highlighted the particular importance of training for health visitors and early years practitioners in relation to 0-2s and the LuCid centre's encouraging local authorities to choose evidence-based training programmes."

Attendance at the event raised LuCiD's profile with key stakeholders and policy makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.rcslt.org/governments/appg_meeting_feb2017
 
Description Ambridge - Recorded two videos for Serious Science podcast 
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 Recorded two vidoes - Theories of Language Acquisition and Language Acquisition in Children for Moscow-based Serious Science website. The videos are available on YouTube and together have had >2000 plays
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://serious-science.org/?s=ben+ambridge
 
Description Anna Theakston & Stacey McKnight. My do it! Explanations for children's case marking errors in English. Developmental Section conference of the British Psychological Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on acquisition of case marked pronouns in English. Sparked discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.bps.org.uk/events/conferences/developmental-section-and-social-section-annual-conference...
 
Description Annual meeting, Basis Consortium - Lieven 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Made important links between practitioners and researchers working on autism spectrum disorders and the study of language development in neurotypical children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing Conference - LuCiD Lancaster 
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 LuCiD Lancaster organised AMLAP 2017, a major international conference organised on topic of language processing. This raised the profile of LuCiD amongst a wide network of researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/amlap2017/
 
Description Art baby - Music baby - Language baby 
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 This event, part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, was a collaboration with the Whitworth Art Gallery.The day comprised of 4 multi-sensory workshops for babies and their grown-ups, as well as the opportunity to talk to and take part in demonstrations with language development experts from LuCiD. Notable impact from the event include:
- Parents reported planned changes in behaviour in interaction with their babies.
- Strengthened our relationship with the Whitworth Art Gallery and we are developing future projects with them
- Made contact with a local health visitor, who we intend to work with on future projects
- Recruited several new families to take part in our research
- Following a successful pilot of a new storytelling session ('Language baby') developed for this event, the Whitworth is now planning to run this as a monthly fixture.
- We have been shortlisted for a 'Making a difference award for social responsibility' at the University of Manchester.
- Generated national press interest via ESRC's press release
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/news-and-events/blogs/blog-art-baby-music-baby-language-baby/
 
Description Autism & bilingualism workshop: Edinburgh University - C Rowland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented overview of LuCiD and discussed implications of research for autism and bilingualsim. Other conference delegates requested contact details and links to project websites, etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BPS Developmental Conference - Language development in socio-cognitive contexts- Lieven 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Increased recognition of the relationship between language development and social cognition and increase awareness of LuCiD within the professional association of psychologists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Babies first gestures a sign of how they'll talk - Press Release ESRC 
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 Press release picked up by multiple national newspapers (daily mail, mirror, express) local TV channel & specialist early years publications (NurseryWorld). Following this we received an increase in sign ups to our social media channels and to take part in our studies, and requests for more information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.esrc.ac.uk/news-events-and-publications/news/news-items/babies-first-gestures-a-key-sign-...
 
Description Babies: Their Wonderful World 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Babies: Their Wonderful World. BBC2 TV series on early child development. KT and HK filmed in summer 2018; aired early 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bt7v0j
 
Description Blog / Commentary on Dunbar et al. (2015) - Kliesch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discussed findings of a recent research paper, its theoretical background and the wider context of the methodology used. The article has so far been shared 14 times via Facebook.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.replicatedtypo.com/i-know-1-that-you-think-2-its-funny-and-you-know-3-that-i-know-4-that-...
 
Description Blog Learning words affects how children see objects - Twomey 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog about recently completed study. Blog was accessed by approx 40 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/news-and-events/blogs/learning-words-affects-how-babies-see-objects/
 
Description Blog for the Early Intervention Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited by the Early Intervention foundation to write a blog on their new report Foundation for Life. The blog helped raise awareness of the report within the stakeholder communities, which will help commissioners and practitioners commission and implement evidence based policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.eif.org.uk/how-the-new-eif-report-will-help-us-help-parents-to-raise-children/
 
Description Blog: The 3rd LuCiD Language and Communicative Development Conference - Trotter 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Online blog post reporting the LuCiD 2017 conference, including links to several participants slides, and light summaries of research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/news-and-events/blogs/blog-the-3rd-lucid-language-and-communicative-developme...
 
Description Campus in the City 2015 - Lancaster 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This engagement event took place in Lancaster town centre and increased local awareness of LuCiD's research taking place at the Lancaster Babylab. Researchers spoke to over 500 people during the two day event.

Following the event, there has been an increase in parents signing up to take part in studies at the Lancaster babylab.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://campusinthecity.com/
 
Description Chang, F. & Jessop, A. (2015). A cross-linguistic model of production and comprehension in visual worlds. Talk presented at the CUNY Sentence Processing Conference, Los Angeles, USA  
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on a model of language acquisition that uses visual input
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Child Language Symposium, July 2015 - c Rowland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on children's understanding of the passive. Other conference delegates requested contact details and links to project websites, etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/psych/research/language/symposium/
 
Description Children's language development - what can researchers do to help practitioners? - Rowland 
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 National Children's Bureau seminar series - knowledge makes changes- which aims to share good practice of 'what works' for young children and their families. 72 early years professionals attended the event. Feedback from the event was extremely positive with comments including:"Will help me loads when going back to work and in how I talk to the children"; "Caroline was amazing, made me really think about how important our input could be for children."; "Has helped me have a much better understanding of talking to children and different ways to in different ways"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Community Day Lancaster University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talks and demonstrations of child communication research to visiting general public in open day at Lancsaster University. 160 parents with children attended workshop on sensory communication. 200 parents with children visited children's arts and crafts stall and discussed child research with research students and staff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference on Developmental Language Disorders - List 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Findings presented at Conference on Developmental Language Disorders. Talk sparked questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Contacting parents of participants when study is complete - Twomey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Inform parents who took part in studies of outcome and future dissemination. Responses from parents saying they'd enjoyed taking part; strengthening LuCiD researchers' relationships with local community and target audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Conversation Article - Watching TV can actually be good for toddlers - Taylor 
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 in the conversation for academics, media outlets and the public. Increase in visitors to our website and social media platforms.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://theconversation.com/watching-tv-can-actually-be-good-for-toddlers-38455
 
Description Curator of @realsci_DE twitter account - De Ruiter 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact introduced developmental linguistics to lay audience, answering questions about language science and language development from parents and other stakeholders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description DIFFICULTIES TRACKING ROLE-REFERENT SWITCHES CAN HELP TO EXPLAIN THE SUBJECT/OBJECT RELATIVE CLAUSE ASYMMETRY - Chang 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk presented at AMLAP conference 2018. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Demonstration during lab visit by 6th formers (Ashton college) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Gave a demo of an experimental set-up to (with pupils participating) to inform pupils about methods in child language research. Ashton college came back to us for another visit to inform pupils about studying psychology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Demonstration during lab visit by 6th formers (Ashton college) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Gave a presentation on LuCiD in general and the overall aim of the research in WP11
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Departmental talk - Twomey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented curiosity research to department. Suggestions for related work from peers; early promotion of LuCiD work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Developmental Robotics brief lecture on Social Development 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Youtube lecture on the nature of early development and social cognition. Made robotics field aware of trends in infancy research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://developmentalrobotics.wordpress.com/webinar/social-development/
 
Description Developmental Robotics brief lecture on Social Development - Reid 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Youtube lecture on the nature of early development and social cognition. Made robotics field aware of trends in infancy research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Discussant - the Nijmegen Lectures 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Discussion session on Gary Dell's 2nd Nijmegen lecture. A number of postgraduate and undergraduate students attended, together with researchers and members of the public. The audience engaged in a lively debate with the speakers and gave positive feedback on the session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.mpi.nl/events/nijmegen-lectures-2017
 
Description Dolly Parton Story Starters Tweet - Pine 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dolly Parton tweeted about LuCiD, Beanstalk and the Dolly Parton Foundation Imagination Library's success in gaining 1m funding for Story Starters project. Tweeted to her 4m twitter followers. Tweet had 1317 engagements including 512 likes and 84 retweets. LuCiD gained 63 new followers within days of the tweet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://twitter.com/DollyParton/status/825080015612157953
 
Description ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development summer internship 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Supervision of 3rd year Speech and Language Therapy BSc student on 6-week summer internship funded by ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development. Pilot corpus data for grant collected; student now keen to pursue research career.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://lucid.ac.uk/news-and-events/blogs/the-influence-of-child-directed-speech-on-children-s-acquis...
 
Description English and Media Centre Conference - bidgood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Amy Bidgood (LuCiD Language 0-5 project) was invited to talk to 800 English Language A Level students and their teachers at the English and Media Centre conference in London. This came off the back of her 2 articles for eMagazine. Formal feedback is not yet available, but a number of attendees tweeted about the talk:

"I'm learning loads about child language development! Amy Bidgood from @lang05project at @EngMediaCentre conference."

"Brill talks @EngMediaCentre Conference- @DanSeanClayton @robdrummond @timegrant123 @lang05project @davcr Even my high expectations exceeded!"

A number of English teachers and students followed us on twitter during and immediately following the conference, suggesting the talk increased interest in and raised awareness of LuCiD to a new audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.englishandmedia.co.uk/blog/emagazine-language-conference-2017-a-great-day
 
Description Erin Dysaert lab visit from Hull University- Twomey 
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 Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Arranged lab visit for Erin Dysaert from Hull University. Hosted her talk to LuCiD and Lancaster Babylab members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Euxton Pre-school 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We discussed current LuCiD work and the potential to distribute information to parents and run the study at the pre-school. Information sheets and leaflets have been sent out to parents
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Evaluating Evidence Workshop - Durrant (with Julian and Paula) 
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 We were invited by The Communication Trust (TCT) to deliver a workshop for Speech and Language Therapists about how to evaluate evidence in order to discriminate information from good sources from that which lacks a clear evidence base. This was part of a wider event organised by TCT. In the feedback from the wider event, 100% of attendees said that 'the event raised their awareness of developing and using evidence' and 73% of attendees said that they would 'definitely' change their practice as a result of attending the event. 89% of people attending LuCiD's workshop rated it useful or really useful. One attendee commented that the workshop was 'really informative and has given me skills I can take away'. Others commented that they would 'apply critical appraisal learning when looking at research evidence'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Expert comment for Independent online 25 words toddlers must know - lieven and rowland 
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 Profs Elena Lieven and Caroline Rowland were contacted by the Independent for expert opinion on a new study by US Child Study Institute at Bryn Mawr College which identified the 25 words toddlers 'must know'. They explained that children show large individual differences as they develop their skills and advised on different talking strategies. The article has been shared 595 times and encouraged parents to think about their children's language.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/should-children-understand-over...
 
Description Eye tracking demonstration at Kids Say The Funniest Things, part of the ESRC Festival of Science 
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 Increased awareness and understanding of eye tracking and of language development in infants and toddlers. Excellent feedback from attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/free-family-fun-day-at-the-manchester-museum-7-8-novem...
 
Description Family Fun Day Lancaster University sports day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Children's arts and crafts stall, discussed child research with students and staff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Featured in four short pilot films for BBC Learning 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Michelle Peter was filmed discussing development over the first year of life with four different families. The aim was to provide families with real-life techniques and tips for supporting their child's development whilst also giving them the science behind it. The films are being used in the pilot phase of BBC Learning's 10 year campaign to improve language and literacy, and have been shown to real-life families and healthcare professionals during for their feedback.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Featured in two episodes of the BBC2 documentary Babies: Their Wonderful World - Peter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Michelle Peter featured in two episodes of the BBC2 documentary Babies: Their Wonderful World. Discussed using parent-report data and real-life experiments with babies how children acquire language over the first two years of life. The programme was widely discussed and people have been in touch via our website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bt7v0j
 
Description Fitz, H. & Chang, F. (2015) Prediction in error-based learning explains sentence-level ERP effects. Talk presented at the Architecture and Mechanisms of Language Processing Conference. Valletta, Malta 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on a model of ERPs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Higher Education Network Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop with preschool staff for child development research communication
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Highfield Nursery School & Pre-school visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We discussed current LuCiD work and the potential to distribute information to parents and run the study at the pre-school. Information sheets and leaflets have been sent out to parents
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description How children learn language - Rowland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Caroline Rowland gave an invited talk at a festival for families and practitioners working with children with special needs. The audience were fascinated by the topic and asked lots of questions afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.festable.org/whats-on/presentations/
 
Description Hugh Baird College students presentation - Durrant 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presented an overview of the challenges children face and the skills they need to acquire to learn language in combination with the techniques we use to study these processes. These were students completing a language acquisition module as part of an access to teaching course.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hugh Baird College students presentation and lab visit - Durrant 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presented an overview of the challenges children face and the skills they need to acquire to learn language in combination with the techniques we use to study these processes. This was followed by a lab tour with the opportunity to try out some of those techniques and see first hand how the lab works. These were students completing a language acquisition module as part of an access to teaching course.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Infant Directed Speech and Direct Eye Contact Share Common Neural Basis in 5-Month-Old Infants- SRCD - Parise 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Poster presented at SRCD. Presentation encouraged debate and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description International Mother Language Day - Serratrice 
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 round table to raise awareness about the maintenance of the home language in children growing up mutlilingual
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2017
URL https://www.reading.ac.uk/15/about/newsandevents/Events/Event708867.aspx
 
Description Interview Radio Lancashire - Monaghan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Two interviews given two weeks apart for Radio Lancashire on role of sleep in cognition, language, and development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Interview The Daily Beast - Reid 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Vincent Reid gave an interview with The Daily Beast to discuss methods of research in fetal development. The piece raised awareness of fetal development research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-viral-fetuses-recognize-faces-theory-is-wrong
 
Description Interview for Mother and Baby Magazine - Rowland 
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 Contributed information for a Mother & Baby magazine and is about how speech develops in babies and young children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Interview for national newspaper - Westermann 
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 Provided advice on how to apply for a post doc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2015/feb/01/applying-for-a-postdoc-job-here-are-...
 
Description Interview on BBC 5Live re: summer babies - Ambridge 
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 Outlined the developmental differences in children starting school at different ages in response to news story about summer babies and school starting age. Invited for interview on BBC Radio Merseyside
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0536kzg
 
Description Interview on BBC Breakfast News - Peter 
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 Michelle Peter gave an interview on BBC Breakfast News to showcase the BBC2 documentary, Babies: Their Wonderful World.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview on BBC News 24 
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 Interview by BBC News 24 on how adults talk to children and whether this assists children in vocabulary learning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Interview on BBC Radio Lancashire - Twomey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Described CITC and LuCiD's research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Interview with Meghan Gurdon (Wall Street Journal) 
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 Interviewed by the journalist for input into her forthcoming book The Enchanted Hour: Why Children Flourish When We Read Aloud, to be published by HarperCollins.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Interview with The Atlantic - Reid 
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 Vincent Reid gave an interview on fetal development for The Atlantic article 'Science Is Giving the Pro-Life Movement a Boost'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/01/pro-life-pro-science/549308/
 
Description Invited Member, Lorentz workshop: Reappraising the Role of Linear Structure in Language, Leiden, Netherlands 
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 Discussed the role of hierarchical structure in language. Influenced group discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited blog for the Communication Trust 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Caroline Rowland was invited to write a blog for the Communication Trust's new Developing and Using Evidence website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/posts/2016/caroline-rowland/
 
Description Invited talk - Exploring Communication and Language in Action, Merseyside Local Authorities - Rowland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A series of talks to share good practice about how to promote language and communicative development in early years settings in Merseyside.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited talk to undergraduate students on careers in psychology - Durrant 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Invited lecture to 1st year undergraduate students about careers in psychology, specifically language research and the 0-5 project. Feedback showed that the lecture was well received and stimulated students to consider a research career.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited talk: European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Leiden, Netherlands 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk: Twomey, K. E. & Cangelosi. A. Modeling Cognitive Mechanisms in an Embodied System
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Kelton Nursery Open Day - Jago, Bidgood, List 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research results to the parents and played some games with the children. Demonstrated what an experiment looks like. All the parents and practitioners were interested in the information we shared. Some parents signed up to the database. The nursery agreed to take part in a study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Kids Say the Funniest Things event - Manchester Museum 
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 Kids Say the Funniest Things, was a two day event at the Manchester Museum showcasing child language research to the general public. The event gave visitors the opportunity to take part in demonstrations based on some of our research studies, attend informal talks about child language acquisition, talk to our researchers and find out more about how children learn to communicate with language. The event was attended by over 500 people of all ages and from a range of backgrounds. Visitors reported that the event was fun and educational, with much of the feedback suggesting that they had taken away some of our key research messages. There was also some media interest, with a local TV station reporting from the event and some local newspaper coverage. The event also gave researchers from the centre the opportunity to enhance their public engagement and outreach skills. Following the event, we have seen an increase in sign ups to take part in studies and the Museum has invited us to run future events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/lucid-takes-over-the-manchester-museum/
 
Description LCICD presentation - List 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Findings presented at LCICD conference. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lancaster University Open Day - Twomey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presented talk on word learning in babies and robots to prospective UG students as part of British Science week.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Lancaster University Pre-school meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We discussed the potential to hold an event to inform practitioners at the university about our research within LuCiD and to find out what they might like from us. We have arranged to hold an event for the practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Lancaster University Pre-school meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We discussed current LuCiD work and the potential to distribute information to parents and run the study at the pre-school. Information sheets and leaflets have been sent out to parents
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Language In Interaction Summer School - Rowland 
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 presentation at a summer school designed for postgraduate students. The presentation sparked a lively discussion and an increase in interest in language development
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.languageininteraction.nl/education/summer-school-2016.html
 
Description Laura Boundy, Thea Cameron-Faulkner, & Anna Theakston Exploring early proto-declarative behaviours: A fine-grained analysis of infant's early shows and gives. Gesture in Language Development Workshop, Warwick, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on infants' early gestures. Sparked discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Learning About Word Learning workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A workshop as part of the wider Lancaster University Campus in the City event. The event centred on word learning and informed the public about different aspects of language development. Attendees were very engaged and asked lots of questions. Following the workshop we had an increase in people signing up to take part in our research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Learning more than one language workshop - Serratrice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A CPD worskhop with the Stockport Childminders Network on the challenges and opportunities of children growing up with two languages. The presentation was interactive and was very well received. Text from Clare Bailey's email - the event organizer:
"Thank you so much for coming to us and giving us such a fantastic talk".
This talk arose following a previous workshop Prof Serratrice gave as part of the Stockport Consortium of Nursery Schools Conference 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lieven -invited keynote: Talk to Your Baby annual conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Elena Lieven was invited to give a keynote talk at the annual Talk to Your Baby Conference 2017, organised by the National Literacy Trust. The event was attended by Early Years practitioners, health professionals, third sector organisations etc. The talk focused on the influence of children's communicative environments. It sparked lively discussion and lots of questions afterwards. It also increased awareness of LuCiD and we had an increase in twitter followers and newsletter subscribers following the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/lucid-to-give-keynote-at-talk-to-your-baby-2017-13th-m...
 
Description Little Chatterboxes - Manchester Central Library 
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 One-day, drop-in event to promote language research and language-supporting behaviours for parents and pre-school children. Resulted in parents signing up to our research database to take part in future studies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.librarylive.co.uk/event/little-chatterboxes/
 
Description Liverpool Language Lab in the city centre - Durrant (plus other members of the lab) 
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 Street recruitment stand - handing out information about the language lab, the work we do and how the general public can help with research at the University of Liverpool. The event allowed us to raise the profile of lucid and of child language research. Members of the public were interested in our research and many signed up to get involved in our studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LuCiD Newsletter August 2016 - Allwood 
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 LuCiD August 2016 newsletter outlining LuCiD's progress and plans. Delivered to 295 recipients on our mailing list (mix of researchers, practitioners, parents, advocacy groups etc,), opened by 149 with 77 link clicks. The newsletter was also shared widely on social media raising the profile of LuCiD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://us10.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5c3506d45dc7c8b2278edb730&id=3eb5b9742b
 
Description LuCiD Newsletter Dec 2016 - Durrant 
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 LuCiD December 2016 newsletter outlining LuCiD's progress and plans. Delivered to 351 recipients on our mailing list (mix of researchers, practitioners, parents, advocacy groups etc,), opened by 154 with 89 link clicks. The newsletter was also shared widely on social media. Newsletter analytics suggest that readers were particularly interested in our gesture research and our latest evidence briefing on how parents can influence their children's language development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://us10.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5c3506d45dc7c8b2278edb730&id=8d1066463d
 
Description LuCiD Newsletter February 2016 - Allwood 
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 LuCiD February 2016 newsletter outlining LuCiD's progress and plans. Delivered to 228 recipients on our mailing list (mix of researchers, practitioners, parents, advocacy groups etc,), opened by 122 with 62 link clicks. The newsletter was also shared widely on social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://us10.campaign-archive2.com/?u=5c3506d45dc7c8b2278edb730&id=93dd4f15c9
 
Description LuCiD Newsletter June 2015 - Allwood 
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 LuCiD June 2015 newsletter outlining LuCiD's progress and plans. Delivered to 99 recipients on our mailing list (mix of researchers, practitioners, parents, advocacy groups etc,), opened by 62 with 24 link clicks. The newsletter was also shared widely on social media. Newsletter analytics suggest that readers were particularly interested in our gesture research and our latest evidence briefing on how parents can influence their children's language development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://us10.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5c3506d45dc7c8b2278edb730&id=63059a2fe9&e
 
Description LuCiD Seminar Series (ongoing) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The LuCiD seminar series has been running since LuCiD's inception in 2014. 36 seminars have been held to date (as of March 2018) with approx 1500 people attending overall. The series sees invited academics present new research related to language and communicative development. Seminars rotate across our 3 northwest institutions and are open to anyone wishing to attend. To date they have attracted a wide range of audience members including researchers and students from a range of disciplines, staff from local cultural institutions, speech and language therapists, early years practitioners etc. Some of our seminars are recorded and available to watch at a later date (where resources are available and speakers have consented), so that a wider range of people can access them. The seminars have resulted in lively discussions and questions, development of new research connections and have raised the profile of the Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/resources/for-researchers/lucid-seminar-series/
 
Description LuCiD Staff Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Presented a series of talks to ESRC members of staff at their HQ in Swindon, providing an overview of LuCiD; the aims, challenges, and some preliminary findings. The audience had many questions interesting about the nature of the project and the practicalities of running such a large data-intensive longitudianl study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LuCiD blog - Twomey 
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 Parent-aimed blogs about curiosity and word learning research carried out under LuCiD
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/westermann-lab/study-blogs-for-parents/
 
Description LuCiD blog on Estonian Conference - de Ruiter 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact reported about a symposium organised at an international conference, described in general, accessible terms what the discussions were about.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/news-and-events/blogs/lucid-in-estonia/
 
Description Masterclass on language development at Nursery World North. Monaghan 
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 Delivered by: Claire Noble, Padraic Monaghan, Caroline Floccia, Jacky Chan. Good communication skills benefit every aspect of our lives - from academic success to personal relationships. Mastering these skills depend on both the quantity and quality of the language spoken in adult-child interactions from the earliest stages of a child's life.
In this masterclass, experts from the Story Starters project at the University of Liverpool and from the ESRC LuCiD Centre will:
• outline their growing understanding of language development in both mono and bilingual children, and
• provide practical guidance on how to support a child's early language development
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/nursery-world/event/1162439/nursery-world-show-north-2018
 
Description Max Planck Insitute for Psycholinguistics, Invited talk - C Rowland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on structural priming. Audience members requested contact details and links to project websites, etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Meet the Scientist: Liverpool World Museum: Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds - Rowland 
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 Participation in 'Meet the Scientists', an interactive, hands-on science day for all the family run by scientists from the University of Liverpool
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/liverpool-meets-the-scientists-at-the-world-museum/
 
Description Meet the Scientists at Walker Art Gallery 
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 We ran a day of demonstrations and activities showcasing child language development research at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. The event raised the profile of LuCiD and shared information on language development with families. The Liverpool Language lab saw and increase in the number of families signing up to take part in their studies. The event also helped to cement our relationship with the Walker Art Gallery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/meet-our-scientists-at-the-walker-art-gallery-on-satur...
 
Description Michelle Davis, Thea Cameron-Faulkner,& Anna Theakston. Exploring patterns in tag question production: A multiple correspondence analysis of form and function. Talk given at Child Language Symposium, Warwick, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on acquisition of tag questions in English. Sparked discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.regonline.co.uk/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1628415
 
Description Michelle Davis, Thea Cameron-Faulkner,& Anna Theakston. Exploring patterns in tag question production: A multiple correspondence analysis of form and function. Talk given at Child Language Symposium, Warwick, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on acquisition of tag questions in English. Sparked discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.regonline.co.uk/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1628415
 
Description NWDTC Psychology Pathway PGR Conference- Christian Kliesch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presented planned research on the effect of ostensive communication on infants' understanding of actions. Received useful feedback from the audience and sparked discussion. Received the prize for best paper presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Nappy Science Gang Webchat- Katie Twomey and Silke Brandt 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Online webchat for Nappy Science Gang about early language acquisition to share knowledge with parents/ general public. Verbal feedback from parents suggested they gained new insight into language acquisition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://nappysciencegang.wordpress.com/2015/11/06/live-chat-with-babylab-language-researchers-katie-...
 
Description Noah's Ark Pre-school meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We discussed current LuCiD work and the potential to distribute information to parents and run the study at the pre-school. Information sheets and leaflets have been sent out to parents
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description North West SEND and Council for Disabled Children event. Manchester, UK - Theakston 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event led by the Council for Disabled Children was attended by around 60 early years, SEND and health practitioners from across the North West. It provided an opportunity to share learning across the NW (including Better Start Blackpool and Greater Manchester's New Delivery Model) and work on challenges together. Prof Theakston presented a talk about LuCiD and about Language and Communicative Development in the Early Years. It raised awareness of the work of LuCiD and how to contact us for help and advice. Following the event we have had meetings with local council early years coordinator (Cheshire East, Manchester) and organised to discuss ways of evaluating service provision.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/media/1704/theakston-lucid-overview-nwsend-251016.pdf
 
Description Nursery World Magazine - All about contingent talk - Matthews McGilllion and Pine 
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 on importance of contingent talk in national magazine for nursery practitioners. Nursery World Magazine has 14,000 print subscribers and 120,000 online users each month and so this article was seen by a large group of practitioners, raising awareness of child language and of LuCiD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/nursery-world/feature/1159755/eyfs-best-practice-all-about-contingent-...
 
Description Nursery World Magazine - Dog Eats Man - Lieven 
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 Nursery World Magazine on how different cultures approach learning to talk. Nursery World Magazine has 14,000 print subscribers and 120,000 online users each month and so this article was seen by a large group of practitioners, raising awareness of child language and of LuCiD. Increased visits to our website and social media profiles.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Nursery World Magazine - My mistake 
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 national magazine for nursery practitioners. Increase in visitors to our website and social media platforms
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/media/1530/article-6_pine-161115.pdf
 
Description Nursery World North Seminar - Monaghan 
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 Prof Padraic Monaghan gave an invited seminar at the Nursery World Magazine North show. He shared the latest research into how children learn words, and how early years practitioners can support the early stages of language acquisition. Formal feedback has not been provided, but informally attendees said that they would adjust the way they approached communication children - by not keeping sentence length very very short, and by not repeating things exactly the same way each time.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://nurseryworldshow.com/liverpool/seminar-and-masterclass/12-00-13-00-2
 
Description Nursery meetings x 8- Taylor 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meetings with 8 nurseries in the Lancaster area. We discussed current LuCiD work and the potential to distribute information to parents and run the study at the pre-school.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Nursery world Magazine - Confused? - Durrant and Serratrice 
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 national magazine for nursery practitioners. Increase in visitors to our website and social media platforms.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/media/1458/article-4_serratrice-and-durrant-210915.pdf
 
Description Nursery world show quality and quantity of input workshop - monaghan 
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 Padraic Monaghan, Claire Noble, Jacky Chan and Caroline Floccia gave a nursery world show masterclass on 11 May in Liverpool. The masterclass focused on language development in monolingual and bilingual children and provided practical guidance on how to support a child's early language development. The workshop was attended by 40 practitioners and sparked questions afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.nurseryworldshow.com/liverpool/seminar-and-masterclass/09-15-12-15
 
Description Online chat, Nappy Science gang - Rowland, Durrant, Peter 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Answering questions from the public about language development. Increase in visitors to our website and social media platforms.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://nappysciencegang.wordpress.com/2015/09/20/live-chat-with-researchers-sam-caroline-and-michel...
 
Description Online talk at Pearson Assessment's SLTLearn Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Julian Pine gave a webinar on children's early language development as part of Pearson Assessment's #SLTLearn online event. 69 people signed up for the webinar and either signed in on the day or received the recording retrospectively. All of the assessment materials have been made available on LuCiD website. The feedback from the event was extremely positive with one SLT commenting 'Thank you for forwarding the link to this talk. I was unable to join as arranged so am grateful for the opportunity to learn via the link you sent me. I found it very interesting and informative to my paediatric client group.'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/childrens-early-language-development-webinar-15-july/
 
Description Organisation of, and talk as part of, ESRC Festival of Social Science event 'Learning about Language Acquisition in the 21st Century' - Bidgood 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Around 80 A-Level students and their teachers attended a mini-conference as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science to learn more about language acquisition and how it's studied in the 21st century. I organised this event and also gave a talk at it. Students and teachers reported that they found the event informative and engaging. It will have a direct impact on the students' coursework/essays on the topic, and teachers gained resources and ideas about integrating up-to-dated research in their teaching.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.esrc.ac.uk/public-engagement/festival-of-social-science/
 
Description Other Cultures, Other Languages: Learning to talk around the world 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Elena Lieven wrote the blog Other Cultures, Other Languages: Learning to talk around the world for the National Literacy Trust and LuCiD websites. The blog aimed to increase knowledge of how the language learning experience varies around the world. The article has had 235 unique views on the LuCiD website with an audience across 26 countries. Analytics haven't been provided by the NLT website, but they have a much greater reach, so we anticipate this has been viewed widely.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/news-and-events/blogs/other-cultures-other-languages-learning-to-talk-around-...
 
Description Outreach event at Runshaw Sixth Form College - Twomey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Series of research talks to prospective Psychology undergraduates at a sixth form college.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Outreach visit to young mums group - Bidgood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Visit to a young mums group run by Lancashire County Council in Skelmersdale. I talked about language development to around 5 young mums, alone or in pairs, along with several of the members of staff working with them. The mums were also invited to complete some questionnaires if they wanted to, and one mum did so. She also requested information about some other projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description POSTURE HELPS ROBOTS LEARN WORDS, AND INFANTS, TOO- Christian Kliesch blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post for replicated typo discussing different approaches to understanding children's understanding of mental states. The article received one comment and one blog post response on another site. It had 13 shares on Facebook, 1 share on Linked in, several shares on Twitter. The site has between 4000-12000 visitors / month
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.replicatedtypo.com/word-learning-robots-infants/10982.html
 
Description Parenting Science Gang; webchat with parents interested in language development- Brandt 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Chatted with about 20 parents about what we know about language development, atypical language development, and (observable) evidence for linguistic knowledge in toddlers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://parentingsciencegang.org.uk/web-chats/language-development-an-online-qa-with-silke-brandt/
 
Description Pop-up shop in Lancaster city centre (Campus in the City)- 2016 
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 Three day pop-up shop on language and communicative development in Lancaster city centre. Interacted with parents and caregivers, demonstrations of language learning activities and technology. We had 623 visitors, and we recruited 79 children to our database for taking part in studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://campusinthecity.com/
 
Description Portée et limites du modèle CHREST. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk presented at the conference 'Rencontre interdisciplinaire: Chunking implicite et explicite' organised by Institut d'Etudes Avancées d'Aix-Marseille Université. The talk sparked lively debate amongst postgraduate students and other researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://imera.univ-amu.fr/sites/imera.univ-amu.fr/files/agenda/files/workshop_chunking_12.09.18.jpg
 
Description Poster Presentation BCCCD - Kliesch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of results of collaboration with Lancaster and Max Planck institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences - approx 100 attendees, close discussions with approx 15 people, to discuss new condition for the study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL Http://www.bcccd.org
 
Description Poster Presentation LCICD Lancaster - Kliesch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation of results of collaboration with Lancaster and Max Planck institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences - approx 200 attendees, close discussions with approx 15 people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/lcicd/programme/
 
Description Poster Presentation PINA Conference - Kliesch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of results of collaboration with Lancaster and Max Planck institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences - approx 200 attendees, close discussions with approx 15 people to present results and get feedback
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.fh-potsdam.de/fileadmin/user_dateien/2_studieren-FB_Sozialwiss/SG_MA_Fruehkindliche_Bild...
 
Description Poster accepted at ICIS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Poster at BUCLD - Amy Bidgood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on adults' and children's ability to produce passive sentences with different types of verbs. Other conference delegates requested copies of the poster.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bu.edu/bucld/
 
Description Poster at BUCLD - C Rowland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on children's understanding of the passive. Other conference delegates requested contact details and links to project websites, etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bu.edu/bucld/
 
Description Poster at BUCLD - S Durrant 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on children's recognition of accented productions of words - specifically rhoticity. Other conference delegates requested contact details and links to project websites, etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bu.edu/bucld/
 
Description Poster at LuCiD mini-conference - Amy Bidgood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented Language 0-5 research on children's prelinguistic skills and language environment, and how these link with language development. Shared research findings with the rest of the LuCiD Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/media/1383/brewin-et-al-babytalk-app-poster-may15.pdf
 
Description Poster presentation CLS - Macdonald 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented a poster on 'Animacy and children's processing of subject and object relative clauses' at The Child Language Symposium 2018. The poster sparked lively discussion afterwards and shared our work with the wider academic community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Poster presentation at Boston University Conference on Language Development, 2015. Practice with pronouns: acquisition of differential object case-marking 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on acquisition of object case markers in Estonian at Boston University Conference on Language Development. Sparked discussion with other researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Poster presentation at ISDP 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Poster presentation at conference. Poster triggered discussion about language and memory.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Poster presentation at LuCiD launch event - Twomey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented neural network model of curiosity-based learning. Input from other LuCiD affiliates; suggestion for future work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Poster presentation at LuCiD mini conference - G Taylor 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Poster presentation at conference. Poster triggered questions and discussion about the role of media on early language learning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Poster presentation at New Directions in Implicit and Explicit Learning, Lancaster 2015 - Rebecca Frost 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on adults' capacity to use nonadjacent dependencies simultaneously for segmentation and generalisation, and how this might be moderated by sleep. Discussions that followed this presentation helped to shape the writing of the paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Poster presentation at the EPS January meeting 2016 - Rebecca Frost 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on the potential benefit of high frequency words in speech at the Experimental Psychology Society meeting January 2016. Since the presentation Dr Frost has been discussing research with a potential collaborator, and is arranging for them to visit Lancaster.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.eps.ac.uk/images/epsfiles/2016/jan_prog_amend.pdf
 
Description Poster presentation at the Statistical Learning conference, San Sebastian, 2015 - Rebecca Frost 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on adults' capacity to use nonadjacent dependencies simultaneously for segmentation and generalisation. The presentation sparked discussion and as a result, now having ongoing discussions with a potential new collaborator.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bcbl.eu/events/statistical-learning/en/conference/
 
Description Pre-school outreach talks 
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 I gave a short talk about my research within LuCiD. Increase in knowledge about what we do within the LuCiD centre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Preconference workshop on ELAN, delivered at LCICD - Bidgood and McLaughlin 
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 Bidgood and McLaughlin delivered an invited workshop on ELAN prior to the LCICD 2018. Attendees reported that they had learned valuable skills in ELAN.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation "Language and social cognition in toddlers" in Babylab tour for preschool and nursery staff (Higher Network Meeting) - Boeg Thomsen 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Preschool staff (approx. 12) got a brief introduction to important steps in toddlers' social understanding and its relationship to specific types of linguistic developments. Participants said this new knowledge would impact on their future practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at BabyWeek Bradford - Westermann 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on early word learning and parents' mobile device use to a group of parents and early-years practitioners. Feedback from attendees suggested that this was very well received; there was some twitter activity related to my talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://betterstartbradford.org.uk/learning-resources/baby-week-bradford/
 
Description Presentation at "Creating Captivating Spaces for the Under 5s" conference, The Whitworth Art Gallery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Outlined visual development in infancy and discussed some of the implications for practitioners working with infants and caregivers in the creative arts. Many practitioners requested further information and/or suggested they will change their practice to accommodate new ideas. Increase in visitors and interactions on social media platforms.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creating-captivating-spaces-for-under-5s-tickets-19597642075
 
Description Presentation at BUCLD 40 - Michelle Peter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on tracking structural priming over development. Talk sparked discussion about the finding of a lexical boost in kids which has not been found so far. Since the talk, I have been contacted by two researchers who would like to talk about the result further.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation at British Psychological Section Social/Developmental section 2015 - Twomey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on curiosity in infants and neural network models. Talk sparked discussion about curiosity based learning. Made new connection with potential future collaborator who has agreed to review my ESRC Future Research leaders grant. Invited a speaker to present her word learning research to Lancaster Babylab
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.bps.org.uk/events/conferences/developmental-section-and-social-section-annual-conference...
 
Description Presentation at British Psychological Section Social/Developmental section 2015 - Westermann 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on the link between shyness and early word learning in toddlers. This poster led to interesting discussions with other scientists and to suggestions for related work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.bps.org.uk/events/conferences/developmental-section-and-social-section-annual-conference...
 
Description Presentation at CLS - Amy Bidgood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on adults' and children's ability to produce passive sentences with different types of verbs. Presentation sparked discussion and questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/psych/research/language/symposium/
 
Description Presentation at Freshfield Nursery - De Ruiter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented the results of the study in which the nursery had been involved with. Answered questions about research practices, and discussed possible conclusions for nursery teachers' every day practices.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at ICDL-EPIROB 2015 - Twomey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on curiosity in infants and neural network models. Talk sparked discussion about curiosity based learning. Awarded best paper prize. Made new connection with potential future collaborator who has agreed to review my ESRC Future Research leaders grant. Discussed future lab visit with a second attendee for mutual knowledge exchange
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.icdl-epirob.org/2015
 
Description Presentation at Neurocuriosity 2014 - Westermann 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on curiosity in infants and neural network models. Talk sparked discussion about curiosity based learning. Since the talk I have been liasing with two new potential collaborators to develop a research proposal on XXX.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://openlab-flowers.inria.fr/t/first-interdisciplinary-symposium-on-information-seeking-curiosit...
 
Description Presentation at STAND North Wales Speech and Language in the Early Years conference - Bidgood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on current research methods in language acquisition research, alongside results from the Language 0-5 Project. The aim was to keep practitioners up-to-date with the latest advances in the field and show them how we study development rather than simply showing them what we've found.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://standnw.org/event/speech-and-language-in-the-early-years-conference/
 
Description Presentation at Sussex University - Westermann 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on word learning in infancy. Discussed future collaborative activities with scientists in the audience; started a collaborative project already
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation at Talk to Your Baby - Serratrice 
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 Presented research evidence on language learning in pre-school bilingual children. Raised the profile of LuCiD with practitioners and policy makers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at University College London - Westermann 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on word learning in infancy. Discussed future collaborative activities with scientists in the audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation at University of Bangor - Westermann 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on word learning in infancy. Discussed future collaborative activities with scientists in the audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation at University of Zürich - Westermann 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on word learning in infancy. Discussed future collaborative activities with scientists in the audience; met with PhD students to give them feedback on their work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation at Wai Yin Society Manchester - Cameron-Faulkner 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented information to service users on general language development and language boosting activities (e.g. book reading, engaging with visual media). The event was one of a series of scheduled events for service users of the Wai Yin. Feedback and discussion from the attendees suggests that the presentation was useful and interesting. Talk also helped to cement a continuing relationship with the Wai Yin Centre, where we hope to run an ongoing mother and baby group and teach English to low SES non-English mums.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at the 13th International Congress for the Study of Child Language - Westermann 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on the link between shyness and performance in early word learning tasks in toddlers. This poster won the prize as best stiudent poster at this high-profile conferece.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.iascl2014.org
 
Description Presentation at the 2015 Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development - Westermann 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on how shyness affects word learning in toddlers. This poster led to interesting discussions with other scientists and to suggestions for related work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://srcd.org/meetings/biennial-meeting/2015-call-submissions
 
Description Presentation at the British Psychological Society. Developmental Section and Social Section Annual Conference - Silke Brandt 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on the interaction of syntactic and social-cognitive skills as well as cross-cultural differences in this area. Discussion with various researchers working in the same area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.bps.org.uk/events/conferences/developmental-section-and-social-section-annual-conference...
 
Description Presentation in Babylab tour for A level students: "Grammar and social cognition in 2-3-year-olds" - Boeg Thomsen 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A group of A level students working on language acquisition got a brief introduction to methods for examining social understanding and grammar development in 2-to-3-year-olds. Their teacher asked for follow-up materials, so that the students could refer to the newest research in their exams.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation to the Centre for Infant Studies Research Group (Stanford University) - Michelle Peter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented the findings from my thesis as well as discussed the speed of lexical processing task being run as part of the Language 0-5 Project. Since my talk, I have been in regular contact with Virginia Marchman regarding this task.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presenting a demonstration at a UCAS open day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Through this demonstration, students learnt about a new area in psychology. The session aimed to spark students' interest in psychology, with a view to encouraging them to pursue further study at Lancaster University. They also learnt about LuCiD's research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Putting complement clauses and false belief into context - Brandt 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Poster presented at the DUCOG conference. Shared research findings on complement clauses and false belief. Sparked questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.cecog.eu/abstract/DUCOG_Abstract_Book_2018_web.pdf
 
Description Putting complex sentences into context - Brandt 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Poster on 'Putting complex sentences into context: Interactions between children's understanding of false belief and their comprehension and production of complement clauses' presented at Language in Mind and Brain Conference, Munich. The poster sparked questions and discussions afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.kognitive-sprachforschung.uni-muenchen.de/download/boa_final_website.pdf
 
Description RCSLT Bulletin Blog - McLaughlin 
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 Blog in the RCSLT magazine for SLT practitioners (subscription 16,000 members). The blog was designed to encourage practitioners to engage more with research by providing a first hand account of an SLT who had taken a research post. Blog also raised awareness of LuCiD to the SLT community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Recruitment/outreach at Lancaster Library (four times to 01/16) - Twomey 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talked to parent about infancy research in general, language acquisition in particular and the work that goes on in LuCiD university labs. Sign-ups to participant database
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Regional course in the Audiologopedic Association: "Language and social cognition in typical development and autism" - Boeg Thomsen 
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 60 professional practitioners (speech-language therapists and regional child psychologists) attended a six-hour course on kindergarteners' and young schoolchildren's linguistic and sociocognitive development. The course included introduction to materials for evaluation and intervention and discussions of their practical implementation in the practitioners' everyday contexts. With both oral and email feedback, the participants said that the course had been "a true eye-opener" and "an epiphany" and showed great interest in employing the presented materials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Research seminar, Bangor University - C Rowland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on structural priming. Audience members requested contact details and links to project websites, etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description School Visit (Liverpool) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 20 pupils attended for a school visit to the Liverpool Language Lab. The Language05 research team gave them a talk on how we study how children learn to talk, and demonstrated some of our methods in the lab. The teachers reported an increased interest in research on child language development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Seminar presentation, Council for Disabled Children's Early Years SEND 'think tank' - Rowland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invitation to talk about collaborative research between LuCiD and Sefton Local Authority, as an example of good practice to support the more strategic aspects of support to early years practitioners with a keen focus on evidence. The event promoted the idea that local authorities, as required by the legislation, should articulate what they expect early years settings to provide for young children with SEN and disabilities, from the overall grant that they receive.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Shyness affects word learning - SRCD 2015 poster Hilton M & Westermann G 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Poster sparked discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Silke Brandt - Presentation at Boston University Conference for Language Development 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on the interaction of syntactic and social-cognitive skills as well as cross-cultural differences in this area. Sparked discussion with various researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bu.edu/bucld/
 
Description Sixth Form Lecture Series: Accrington CofE School - How do children learn to talk? - Anna Theakston 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr Anna Theakston gave a talk, How do children learn to talk?, at Accrington CofE School. The sixth form students reported having greater awareness of issues in language acquisition following the talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.manchester.ac.uk/connect/teachers/students/post-16/academic-guest-lecture-series/
 
Description Sixth Form Lecture Series: Ashton College - How do children learn to talk? - Anna Theakston 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr Anna Theakston gave a talk, How do children learn to talk?, at Ashton Sixth Form college. The sixth form students reported having greater awareness of issues in language acquisition following the talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.manchester.ac.uk/connect/teachers/students/post-16/academic-guest-lecture-series/
 
Description Sleep Research Workshop, Lancaster 
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 Organised a workshop on Conducting Sleep Research. During this workshop, several experts on sleep research presented papers and methodological presentations with the aim of informing peers about the field. This multi-disciplinary workshop sparked discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Speech and language development in children, Nursing in Practice Magazine - Theakston 
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 Anna Theakston was commissioned to write an article on speech and language development in children for a Health Visitor supplement in Nursing in Practice magazine. The article raised awareness of speech and language issues with health visitors and also raised the profile of LuCiD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.nursinginpractice.com/article/speech-and-language-development-children
 
Description Stockport Consortium of Nursery Schools Conference 2016 
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 LuCiD was invited to organise the 2016 Stockport Consortium of Nursery Schools Conference entitled 'Discover the science behind how children learn to talk'. Approx 90 people attended the event from a range of different settings including public and private nurseries, child minding services, local authority departments (children's services), NHS health visitors, Key Stage 1 teachers etc. 75 attendees provided feedback with 78% responding that they learned something new and 81% responding that they will use some of the learning from the day in their work. Many remarked on practical things they will do differently as a result of what they learned:
"I will use more complex sentences in certain situations"
"Bring language to the forefront of my practice"
"Encourage parents [of bilingual children] to talk their children in their home language"
"Give children longer to process what I've said"
"Encourage staff to do more running commentary"
"Rather than correct speech, repeat correct version"
As well as this, we had 37 new sign ups to our mailing list and an increase in followers on social media. We also received invitations to talk at the Stockport Local Authority Early Years Improvement Team Conference and at a Stockport Childminding Network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/resources/for-practitioners/stockport-consortium-of-nursery-schools-conferenc...
 
Description Stockport Early Years Improvement Team Annual Conference 
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 Profs Elena Lieven and Anna Theakston were invited to give a workshop at the Stockport Early Years Improvement Team conference 2016. They led a workshop exploring the development of young children's conversation and narrative skills, looking specifically at how they develop a coherent narrative and the ability to take on the perspectives of others in conversations. Generated interest and discussion over how to best support children's learning and use of complex language.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/the-art-of-conversation-stockport-early-years-improvem...
 
Description Story Starters Press Release - Beanstalk- Pine 
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 Press Release about a new early years literacy project. Increased awareness of LuCiD and of the importance of reading in language development
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.beanstalkcharity.org.uk/news/story-starters-project-receives-1-million-of-funding
 
Description Story Starters Press Release - Dolly Parton Foundation - Pine 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press Release about a new early years literacy project. Increased awareness of LuCiD and of the importance of reading in language development
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://dollyparton.com/imagination_library/1-million-dream-fund-award-to-imagination-library-uk/1349...
 
Description Story Starters Press Release University of Liverpool - Pine 
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 Press Release about a new early years literacy project. Increased awareness of LuCiD and of the importance of reading in language development. It also highlighted the importance of evidence-based interventions and the role LuCiD can play in supporting evaluation of language interventions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2017/01/31/early-years-literacy-1-million-lottery-funding/
 
Description Studying input effects in child language acquisition? It's Hip To Be (Chi) Square Blog - Ambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ben Ambridge wrote a blog for the LuCiD website on 'Studying input effects in child language acquisition? It's Hip To Be (Chi) Square', linked to his recently published research paper: Disentangling Effects of Input Frequency and Morphophonological Complexity on Children's Acquisition of Verb Inflection: An Elicited Production Study of Japanese. The blog was written to make the content of the research more accessible to a general audience. The blog has had 165 unique views to date from an international audience (10 different countries).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/news-and-events/blogs/studying-input-effects-in-child-language-acquisition-it...
 
Description Synaesthesia Workshop for visiting students as part of the Psychology Discovery Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presented a workshop on synaesthesia to visiting GCSE and A level students. The session led to interesting discussions about science and cognition. Students reported a real interest in the topic, and a desire to learn more about it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk at Heswall Primary School as part of their Opportunities series of assemblies - Durrant 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presented information to the whole school (teachers and pupils) about being a researcher generally, and then specifically about the work we are doing in the Language 0-5 Project. Engagement from a younger audience about language research and teachers were particularly interested in the language aspects of our work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk at Kyoto Institute of Technology Seminar on Lanugage Development: Linking vision and language: From infant cognition to eye-tracking in the visual world 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on a model of language acquisition that uses visual input
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ii.is.kit.ac.jp/id_c/talks#2015
 
Description Talk at National Caiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan - Westermann 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Gert Westermann gave an invited talk to students and staff. The talk stimulated discussion and raised the profile of LuCiD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk at National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan - Westermann 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Gert Westermann gave an invited talk to students and staff. The talk stimulated discussion and raised the profile of LuCiD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk at National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan - Westermann 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Gert Westermann gave an invited talk to students and staff. The talk stimulated discussion and raised the profile of LuCiD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk at Nottingham University - Westermann 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Gert Westermann gave an invited talk to students and staff. The talk stimulated discussion and raised the profile of LuCiD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk at Nursery World conference - Monaghan 
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 Talk to practitioners, students, and general public about children's early language development. The audience asked lots of questions. As a result of the event, Padraic has been invited to deliver more workshops for nursery world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.nurseryworldshow.com/london/seminar-and-masterclass/13-30-14-30
 
Description Talk at the Child Language Lab at Boston University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Gave a presentation on LuCiD in general and the overall aim of the research in WP11.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk on Clever Mistakes at Kids Say the Funniest Things event MCR Museum - Ambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave a talk on the clever mistakes children make when learning language, and how this can constitute a window onto their linguistic development
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/free-family-fun-day-at-the-manchester-museum-7-8-novem...
 
Description Talk on Key 103 radio - Taylor 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talked to Regional radio station Key 103 about article published in Journal of Children and Media on children's use of phones and tablets and importance of reading.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk to Parents' Network Meeting at University of Liverpool - S Durrant 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talked about language development and answered questions from the attendees. Audience members requested contact details and links to project websites, etc. Attendees reported an increase in awareness of their role in their child's language development
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk to Your Baby - Theakston 
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 Invited talk to share the latest research from the LuCiD centre with early years practitioners and third sector organisations. Raised awareness of our work with attendees from multiple local councils, early years settings & third sector organisations as well as to influential bodies such as the local MP & the BBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://literacytrust.org.uk/early-years/talk-your-baby-conference/
 
Description Talk to Your Baby Conference 2018 - Monaghan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Monaghan gave a keynote at the 2018 Talk to Your Baby conference, on supporting children's early language development. The talk sparked questions and discussion with practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://literacytrust.org.uk/resources/talk-your-baby-2018-participants-area/
 
Description Talk to early-years practitioners - Monaghan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk and question-and-answer session on language development milestones to early years professionals in Lancaster area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk to your baby leaflet - Cameron-Faulkner/Allwood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We created a leaflet promoting language boosting behaviours for Chinese parents from low incomes for distribution at the Wai Yin Society, Manchester. The information in the leaflet highlighted the importance of engaging young children in conversation and also contained links to both Chinese and English versions of a well known children's song (twinkle, twinkle little star) which we recorded specifically for the target users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talks given at nurseries in Finland - Granlund 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on children's language development, with emphasis on topics covered by LuCiD. Talk sparked a lively discussion among parents and nursery staff on language and language development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talks given at three nurseries in Finland - Granlund 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on children's language development, with emphasis on topics covered by LuCiD. Talk sparked a lively discussion among parents and nursery staff on language and language development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Testing two different models of verb-marking error in children with Developmental Language Disorder and language-matched controls.- List 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented study findings at Child Language Symoposium. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description That's Manchester TV Interview - Museum event 2015 
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 LuCiD researchers were interviewed for local TV channel, That's Manchester, as part of the Kids Say the Funniest Things event. The news story was shown on the local channel and on their youtube channel. It increased awareness of LuCiD and of child language research more generally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLw6AwifgkI
 
Description The 3rd LuCiD Language and Communicative Development Conference 
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 The annual conference aims to help early career researchers present their work in a friendly environment, and to facilitate greater knowledge sharing between LuCiD sites regarding ongoing projects.The conference sparked lots of questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/3rd-lucid-language-and-communicative-development-confe...
 
Description The Conversation Article - How we showed 'sleeping on it' really is the best way to solve a problem 
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 article in The Conversation, an international online outlet for wide dissemination to the public, practitioners, and media, intended to share research on sleep with wide, non-academic audience. It reached around 45000 readers and was shared from the original article 438 times on social media. The author was also asked for further information in the form of comments posts in response to the article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://theconversation.com/how-we-showed-sleeping-on-it-really-is-the-best-way-to-solve-a-problem-4...
 
Description The Conversation Article - What is going on in your brain when you sleep? 
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 article written by Padraic Monaghan for The Conversation, an international online outlet for wide dissemination to the public, practitioners, and media, intended to share research on sleep with wide, non-academic audience. It reached around 67000 readers and was shared widely on social media. One reader commented:
"Fascinating article, thank you for the clear description of the study and its outcomes! As a researcher interested in the interplay between emotions and sleep the outcome of this study is very exciting. Understanding how we process emotion could lead to manipulations of behaviour that interact with underlying brain regions and improve emotional regulation. Perhaps a few decades away but exciting nonetheless."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://theconversation.com/what-is-going-on-in-your-brain-when-you-sleep-39723
 
Description The Curiosity Project website - Twomey 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog related to ESRC Future Research Leaders fellowship, also with general information about developmental psychology and language
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/curiosity/
 
Description The Wonderful World of Babies- BBC2 - Lowe and Twomey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Drs Michelle Lowe and Katie Twomey were invited to take part as experts in a new BBC2 3 part documentary, The Wonderful World of Babies, which focuses on a range of aspects of early development. They both provided expert input and demonstrated simple experiments to illustrate aspects of language development. The show will air in the autumn of 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2018/bbc-science-commissions
 
Description Theakston & Koymen 'Getting ready for school', talk at ESRC Festival of Social Science - Kids say the funniest things, the Manchester Museum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk given at the Manchester museum on how children learn complex language and how language changes as they enter school. The talk was recorded and is available on the LuCiD website, where anyone can watch it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/resources/for-parents/child-language-talks/getting-ready-for-school/
 
Description Toddler Robots help solve the language puzzle- blog- Twomey 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Twomey wrote a blog about using a robot (iCub) to find out more about how children learn language. Following publication of the blog, she has been contacted by a school student in the US to find out more about the project and potential progress in robotics in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/news-and-events/blogs/toddler-robots-help-solve-the-language-puzzle/
 
Description Training workshop for Speech and Language Therapists 
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 This workshop aimed to introduce speech and language therapists (SLTs) to a range of research methods and resources that could be used to informally assess children's language. The workshop was attended by 20 SLTs from across the UK. It increased awareness of outcome measures and available research resources amongst SLTs. Feedback from some of the attendees suggests they will use the learning in their practice:
"I will use some of the assessments from the LUCID website, and I will consider whether children make statistically significant progress pre/post therapy."
"All ideas for assessment were valuable and I will try to implement as much as I can either myself or pass on to colleagues"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/slt-workshop-methods-for-informally-assessing-children...
 
Description Universal Grammar Guardian Podcast - Ambridge 
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 Prof Ben Ambridge contributed to a Guardian Science Podcast on the Universal Grammar debate. He offered an alternative view to the Chomsky and his followers. The podcast was published on the Guardian website in January 2017. At time of reporting (1 March 2017) it had been shared 997 times on facebook and had started an interesting debate in the comments section amongst some listeners. It was also shared on Guardian Science twitter feed to its ~6000 followers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2017/jan/11/universal-grammar-are-we-born-knowing-the-rule...
 
Description University of Liverpool Departmental Open Day - M Peter 
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 Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Welcomed students to the department and explained the type of research (specifically language) that they can become involved in should they choose to come to university. As a result we hope that some of these students might come to this University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Up to Speed, Nursery World Article - Rowland & Peter 
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 national magazine for nursery practitioners. Increase in visitors to our website and social media platforms.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/media/1428/article-1_peter-and-rowland-150615.pdf
 
Description Video interview about Campus in the City 
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 Rebecca Frost completed a video interview about the Babylab and LuCiD to promote our involvement in Campus In The City. The video helped to raise awareness about Campus in the City and also enhanced Rebecca's skills in being interviewed by the media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://campusinthecity.com/2015/06/17/campus-in-the-city-2015/
 
Description Virve Vihman, Elena Lieven, & Anna Theakston. Something from nothing: What do children learn from omitted arguments in the input? Talk given at Child Language Symposium, Warwick, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on acquisition of argument structure in Estonian. Sparked discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.regonline.co.uk/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1628415
 
Description Visit of Finnish Psychology PhD students 
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 Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Ten PhD students and two faculty from universities across Finland visited Lancaster University. They visited the Babylab and took part in a two day series of talks on language and linguistics with students/ staff from Lancaster University. The two day event sparked questions and discussion. Following the visit, one of the Faculty members from Finland reported that "this visit was a memorable experience for our students, some reporting on their work in English for the first time, and overall a worth while, most educating visit for all".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description WEIRCLE workshop - Cameron-Faulkner 
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 Discussed methodological issues of cross linguistic research. Raised awareness of LuCiD.

networking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description WP14 at WEIRCLE workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented preliminary analysis from WP14. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards and increased awareness of LuCiD.

networking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Word for word - Nursery World Magazine article 
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 Three page article in Nursery World Magazine on how children learn words with tips on how to help this process. Nursery World Magazine has 14,000 print subscribers and 120,000 online users each month and so this article was seen by a large group of practitioners, raising awareness of child language and of LuCiD. Local nurseries reported having read the article and found it very interesting.
The article gave some of our early career researchers the opportunity to write accessible content for a non-academic audience, enhancing their science communication skills.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/media/1446/article-2_frost-twomey-taylor-westermann-and-monaghan.pdf
 
Description Workshop on "Reappraising the role of linear structure in language". Netherlands Institute of Advanced Science - Lieven 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact As the sole language acquisition researcher, contributed an important perspective to the research conducted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Workshop: Building Realistic Models of Language Development 
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 The aim of this two day workshop was to bring together specialists in language development with language modellers interested in simulating developmental data, to stimulate the cross-fertilisation of ideas. The workshop sparked questions and discussion about how best to communicate research to multidisciplinary audiences. There are plans to run a follow up workshop in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/building-realistic-models-of-language-development/
 
Description blog post for National Literacy Trust website - Monaghan 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Monaghan wrote a blog for the National Literacy Trust on why early language development is critical for later literacy development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL https://medium.com/national-literacy-trust/closing-the-word-gap-812b2b41b413?source=rss----5e20d9eab...
 
Description eMagazine Article - Learning about language acquisition - Bidgood 
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 in a national magazine for A-Level English students and teachers. This article was also published on the LuCiD website, so will have reached a wider audience. Since then, I have been asked to write a second article (due for publication in the Autumn 2016), to deliver training and to speak at the publisher's annual conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://lucid.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/emagazine-article-language-acquisition-how-the-language-0-5-...
 
Description emagazine - What comes before words? - Bidgood 
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 in national magazine for A-Level English students and their teachers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.lucid.ac.uk/media/1658/emagazine-article-gestures-babble-small.pdf
 
Description presentation at iccg8, Osnabrueck, Germany, workshop Modelling the mechanisms 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Present research on word category learning. Influenced group discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description presentation at ncpw14, Lancaster, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on word category learning. Answered questions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014