Dr Katie Alcock

Senior Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Language development
  • The cognitive psychology and neuropsychology of language
  • The influence of health and disease on neuropsychological development

Maternal multiple micronutrient supplementation and other biomedical and socioenvironmental influences on children's cognition at age 9–12 years in Indonesia: follow-up of the SUMMIT randomised trial
Prado, E.L., Sebayang, S.K., Apriatni, M., Adawiyah, S.R., Hidayati, N., Islamiyah, A., Siddiq, S., Harefa, B., Lum, J., Alcock, K.J., Ullman, M.T., Muadz, H., Shankar, A.H. 02/2017 In: Lancet Global Health. 5, 2, p. e217-e228. 12 p.
Journal article

Gesture screening in young infants with the UK-CDI: Highly sensitive to risk factors for communication delay
Alcock, K.J., Rowland, C.F., Meints, K., Christopher, A.E., Just, J., Brelsford, V., Summers, J. 2017
Poster

The effects of prenatal HIV exposure on language functioning in Kenyan children: establishing an evaluative framework
Alcock, K.J., Ali, A., Newton, C.R., Holding, P. 12/10/2016 In: BMC Research Notes. 9, 1, 6 p.
Journal article

Gestural abilities of children with specific language impairment
Wray, C., Norbury, C., Alcock, K. 03/2016 In: International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders. 51, 2, p. 174-182. 9 p.
Journal article

Construction and standardisation of the UK Communicative Development Inventory (UK-CDI ), Words and Gestures
Alcock, K.J., Rowland, C.F., Meints, K., Christopher, A.E., Just, J., Brelsford, V., Summers, J. 2016
Poster

Developmental inventories using illiterate parents as informants: Communicative Development Inventory (CDI) adaptation for two Kenyan languages
Alcock, K., Rimba, K., Holding, P., Kitsao-Wekulo, P., Abubakar, A., Newton, C.R.J.C. 07/2015 In: Journal of Child Language. 42, 4, p. 763-785. 23 p.
Journal article

Williams syndrome: a surprising deficit in oromotor praxis in a population with proficient language production
Krishnan, S., Bergstroem, L., Alcock, K.J., Dick, F., Karmiloff-Smith, A. 01/2015 In: Neuropsychologia. 67, p. 82-90. 9 p.
Journal article

The effect of age on the composition of the first 10 words produced: Evidence from the UK-CDI
Just, J., Alcock, K.J., Meints, K., Rowland, C.F. 2015
Poster

Articulating novel words: children's oromotor skills predict non-word repetition abilities
Krishnan, S., Alcock, K.J., Mercure, E., Leech, R., Barker, E., Karmiloff-Smith, A., Dick, F. 12/2013 In: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 56, p. 1800-1812. 13 p.
Journal article

Adaptation and validation of the MacArthur-Bates CDI Gesture Scale for the UK
Christopher, A.E., Just, J., Meints, K., Rowland, C., Alcock, K.J. 09/2013
Conference paper

Language development in Sub-Saharan Africa
Alcock, K., Alibhai, N. 12/04/2013
Other chapter contribution

A parentally-administered cognitive development assessment for children from 10 to 24 months
Baker, M., Schafer, G., Alcock, K. 04/2013 In: Infant Behavior and Development. 36, 2, p. 279-287. 9 p.
Journal article

Impact of Anthelminthic Treatment in Pregnancy and Childhood on Immunisations, Infections and Eczema in Childhood: A Randomised Controlled Trial
Ndibazza, J., Mpairwe, H., Webb, E.L., Mawa, P.A., Nampijja, M., Muhangi, L., Kihembo, M., Lule, S.A., Rutebarika, D., Apule, B., Akello, F., Akurut, H., Oduru, G., Naniima, P., Kizito, D., Kizza, M., Kizindo, R., Tweyongere, R., Alcock, K.J., Muwanga, M., Elliott, A.M. 7/12/2012 In: PLoS ONE. 7, 12, p. e50325 EP -.
Journal article

Early production of the passive in two Eastern Bantu languages
Alcock, K., Rimba, K., Newton, C.R.J.C. 11/2012 In: First Language. 32, 4, p. 459-478. 20 p.
Journal article

Effects of Maternal Worm Infections and Anthelminthic Treatment during Pregnancy on Infant Motor and Neurocognitive Functioning
Nampijja, M., Apule, B., Lule, S., Akurut, H., Muhangi, L., Webb, E.L., Lewis, C., Elliott, A.M., Alcock, K.J. 11/2012 In: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 18, 6, p. 1019-1030. 12 p.
Journal article

Maternal Multiple Micronutrient Supplements and Child Cognition: A Randomized Trial in Indonesia
Prado, E.L., Alcock, K.J., Muadz, H., Ullman, M.T., Shankar, A.H., SUMMIT Study Group 1/09/2012 In: BMC Pediatrics. 130, 3, p. e536-e546. 11 p.
Journal article

The Effect of Maternal Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation on Cognition and Mood during Pregnancy and Postpartum in Indonesia: A Randomized Trial
Prado, E.L., Ullman, M.T., Muadz, H., Alcock, K.J., Shankar, A.H., SUMMIT Study Grp 12/03/2012 In: PLoS ONE. 7, 3, p. -. 12 p.
Journal article

Individual differences in language development : relationship with motor skill at 21 months.
Alcock, K.J., Krawczyk, K. 09/2010 In: Developmental Science. 13, 5, p. 677-691. 15 p.
Journal article

Adaptation of Western measures of cognition for assessing 5-year-old semi-urban Ugandan children
Nampijja, M., Apule, B., Lule, S., Akurut, H., Muhangi, L., Elliot, A., Alcock, K.J. 03/2010 In: British Journal of Educational Psychology. 80, 1, p. 15-30. 16 p.
Journal article

Test selection, adaptation, and evaluation: a systematic approach to assess nutritional influences on child development in developing countries
Prado, E., Hartini, S., Rahmawati, A., Ismayani, E., Hidayati, A., Hikmah, N., Muadz, H., Apriatni, M.S., Ullman, M.T., Shankar, A.H., Alcock, K.J. 03/2010 In: British Journal of Educational Psychology. 80, 1, p. 31-53. 23 p.
Journal article

We don't have language at our house : disentangling the relationship between phonological awareness, schooling and literacy.
Alcock, K.J., Ngorosho, D., Deus, C., Jukes, M.C. 03/2010 In: British Journal of Educational Psychology. 80, 1, p. 55-76. 22 p.
Journal article

The quick brown fox run over one lazy geese : phonological and morphological processing of plurals in English.
Alcock, K.J. 03/2009 In: Center for Research in Language Technical Report. 21, 1, p. 3-21. 19 p.
Journal article

Constructing tests of cognitive abilities for schooled and unschooled children.
Alcock, K.J., Holding, P.A., Mung'ala-Odera, V., Newton, C.R.J.C. 09/2008 In: Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 39, 5, p. 529-551. 23 p.
Journal article

What are they looking at? Techniques in Preferential Looking.
Alcock, K.J., Watts, S. 03/2008
Poster

Adapting Western developmental measures for use in resource poor settings: methodological issues.
Abubakar, A., Alcock, K.J., Holding, P. 01/2008 In: Archives of Disease in Childhood. 93, 1, p. 23-29. 7 p.
Journal article

The Child Language Survey
Pooley, N., Hardie, A., Rayson, P., Hoffmann, S., Alcock, K., Cain, K. 01/2008
Poster

Adapting western developmental measures for use in resource poor settings.
Abubakar, A., Alcock, K.J., Holding, P. 2008
Working paper

Names that are not words : older infants still associate non-linguistic sounds with pictures.
Alcock, K.J., Krawczyk, K. 2008
Poster

Learning to spell and learning phonology: the spelling of nasal consonants in Kiswahili.
Alcock, K.J., Ngorosho, D. 1/10/2007 In: Reading and Writing. 20, 7, p. 643-670. 28 p.
Journal article

Development of Communicative Development Inventories for rural Africa.
Alcock, K.J., Rimba, K., Abubakar, A., Holding, P.A. 2007
Conference paper

Effects of antiparasitic treatment on dynamically and statically tested cognitive skills over time.
Grigorenko, E., Sternberg, R., Jukes, M., Alcock, K.J., Lambo, J., Ngorosho, D., Nokes, C., Bundy, D.A. 11/2006 In: Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. 27, 6, p. 499-526. 28 p.
Journal article

Correlates of individual differences in language development at 21 months.
Alcock, K.J., Krawczyk, K. 2006
Other

Prevalence and risk factors of neurological disability and impairment in children living in rural Kenya.
Mung'ala-Odera, V., Meehan, R., Njuguna, P., Mturi, N., Alcock, K.J., Newton, C.R. 2006 In: International Journal of Epidemiology. 35, 3, p. 683-688. 6 p.
Journal article

The development of oral motor control and language.
Alcock, K.J. 2006 In: Down Syndrome Research and Practice. 11, 1, p. 1-8. 8 p.
Journal article

First words in two East African languages.
Alcock, K.J., Rimba, K., Abubakar, A., Holding, P. 2005
Conference paper

Learning the passive in natural(istic) settings.
Alcock, K.J., Rimba, K., Tellaie, M., Newton, C.R.J.C. 2005
Conference paper

Literacy in Kiswahili.
Alcock, K.J. 2005 In: Handbook of Orthography and literacy. Mahwah, New Jersey : Lawrence Earlbaum Associates p. 405-420. 16 p.
Chapter

Validity and reliability of the ‘Ten Questions’ questionnaire for detecting moderate to severe neurological impairment in children aged 6–9 years in rural Kenya
Mung'ala-Odera, V., Meehan, R., Njuguna, P., Mturi, N., Alcock, K., Carter, J.A., Newton, C.R.J.C. 01/2004 In: Neuroepidemiology. 23, 1-2, p. 67-72. 6 p.
Journal article

Interaction between phonological and grammatical processing in single word production in Kiswahili
Alcock, K.J., Ngorosho, D. 2004 In: Language and Speech. 47, 1, p. 1-30. 30 p.
Journal article

Learning to spell a regularly spelled language is not a trivial task - patterns of errors in Kiswahili.
Alcock, K.J., Ngorosho, D. 10/2003 In: Reading and Writing. 16, 7, p. 635-666. 32 p.
Journal article

Oral motor and language development.
Alcock, K.J., Gordon, E. 06/2002
Poster

Heavy schistosomiasis associated with poor short-term memory and slower reaction times in Tanzanian schoolchildren.
Jukes, M.C., Nokes, C.A., Alcock, K.J., Lambo, J.K., Kihamia, C., Ngorosho, N., Mbise, A., Lorri, W., Yona, E., Mwanri, L., Baddeley, A.D., Hall, A., Bundy, D.A. 02/2002 In: Tropical Medicine and International Health. 7, 2, p. 104-117. 14 p.
Journal article

A computerized test of speed of language comprehension unconfounded by literacy.
May, J., Alcock, K.J., Robinson, L., Mwita, C. 07/2001 In: Applied Cognitive Psychology. 15, 4, p. 433-443. 11 p.
Journal article

The impact of infectious disease on cognitive development.
Alcock, K.J., Bundy, D.A.P. 2001 In: Environmental effects on cognitive abilities. Mahwah, NJ : LEA p. 221-253. 33 p. ISBN: 0805831835.
Chapter

The development of reading tests for use in a regularly spelled language.
Alcock, K.J., Nokes, K., Ngowi, F., Musabi, C., McGregor, S., Mbise, A., Mandali, R., Bundy, D., Baddeley, A. 12/2000 In: Applied Psycholinguistics. 21, 4, p. 525-555. 31 p.
Journal article

Oral dyspraxia in inherited speech and language impairment and acquired dysphasia.
Alcock, K.J., Passingham, R.E., Watkins, K.E., Vargha-Khadem, F. 15/10/2000 In: Brain and Language. 75, 1, p. 17-33. 17 p.
Journal article

Pitch and timing abilities in adult left-hemisphere-dysphasic and right-hemisphere-damaged subjects.
Alcock, K.J., Wade, D., Anslow, P., Passingham, R.E. 15/10/2000 In: Brain and Language. 75, 1, p. 47-65. 19 p.
Journal article

Pitch and timing abilities in inherited speech and language impairment
Alcock, K.J., Passingham, R.E., Watkins, K., Vargha-Khadem, F. 15/10/2000 In: Brain and Language. 75, 1, p. 34-46. 13 p.
Journal article

Neural basis of an inherited speech and language disorder.
Vargha-Khadem, F., Watkins, K.E., Price, C.J., Ashburner, J., Alcock, K.J., Connelly, A., Frackowiak, R.S.J., Friston, K.J., Pembrey, M.E., Mishkin, M., Gadian, D.G., Passingham, R.E. 13/10/1998 In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 95, 21, p. 12695-12700. 6 p.
Journal article

Praxic and nonverbal cognitive deficits in a large family with a genetically transmitted speech and language disorder.
Vargha-Khadem, F., Watkins, K., Alcock, K.J., Fletcher, P., Passingham, R. 31/01/1995 In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 92, 3, p. 930-933. 4 p.
Journal article