Julia Brase

Julia studied psychology in Cambridge and received her BSc. in Psychology from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge in 2009. Her Bachelor research focused on word learning examining whether the age at which words are acquired impacts word processing latencies in German.

From 2009 to 2010 she was a graduate student in the Experimental Psychology Department at the University of Oxford and received her MSc in Psychological Research in 2010. In her MSc. thesis she examined how therapists develop competence in delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy beneficially to patients as therapeutic treatment.

After having worked as clinical psychologist in a rehabilitation clinic in Germany for 2 years, Julia returned to academia and joined the Free Floater Research Group Language Acquisition as a PhD student in 2012. Her areas of interest include emotion processing and bilingualism, in particular emotional word acquisition and emotion processing in bilinguals’ different languages. Her research also focuses on the impact of different learning contexts in which emotions are acquired (e.g. in a social context with family and peers or at school) and how this affects emotion processing in children and adults.