Professor Padraic Monaghan



I am Professor of Cognition in the Department of Psychology at Lancaster University. I have a BSc (Mancun) in Philosophy and Maths, an MSc and a PhD (Edinburgh) in Cognitive Science. I have previously held posts at Edinburgh University, University of Warwick, University of York, and the University of Amsterdam. My work sits at the intersection of Psychology and Linguistics, and I use methods including behavioural and observational studies and computational modelling to investigate language and cognition.

My name is pronounced "pad+rick mon-uh-hun" (unless you're Irish and you know better).

  • Language and Cognition
  • Language Learning Research Lab