Dr. Annina Hessel


  • Since 2018: Post-doctoral research scientist in Department of Educational Psychology, University of Göttingen
  • 2015-2018: PhD in Departments of Education and Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
  • 2015: MEd in French and English, University of Mainz
  • 2014: MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition, University of Oxford
  • Reading processing and comprehension
  • Bilingual and child language acquisition
  • Vocabulary


Projects: ReadMe

  • Hessel, A., Nation, K., & Murphy, V. (2019). Comprehension monitoring during reading: an eye-tracking study with children learning English as an additional language. Preprint. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/qf92k
  • Hessel, A.K., & Schroeder, S. (2019). Bottom-up interactions with higher-level processing when reading in a second language: an eye-tracking study. Preprint. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/ugt9s
  • Hessel, A. K., & Murphy, V. A. (2019). Understanding how time flies and what it means to be on cloud nine: English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners’ metaphor comprehension. Journal of Child Language, 46(2), 265–291. Doi: 10.1017/S0305000918000399
  • Faidra, F., Hessel, A. K., & Murphy, V. A. (2018). Vocabulary and grammar development in young learners of English as an Additional Language (EAL). In M. Schwartz & D. Prošić-Santovac (Eds.), Manuscript submitted for publication in International Handbook of Early Language Education. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.
  • Strand, S., & Hessel, A. K. (2018): English as an additional language (EAL), proficiency in English and pupil's educational achievement: an analysis of local authority data. Retrieved from https://www.bell-foundation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/EAL-PIE-and-Educational-Achievement-Report-2018-FV.pdf
  • Hessel, A. K. (2015). About a “beakeri”, “ice-crame” and a “back dore”: Mit dem Rechtschreibtest Englisch Leserechtschreibschwäche in der Fremdsprache Englisch verstehen, Tag der Bachelorarbeit 2015, Zentrum der Bildungs- und Hochschulforschung, Mainz.
  • B.PSY.802 Educational Psychology II: Supporting individual and institutionalised learning and teaching
  • M.BW.WP030 Specialisation Educational Psychology: Teaching and Learning