Dr Victoria Wright

MSc PhD (Swansea)

Dr Victoria Wright

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Department of Psychology

Contact Details

Please note: The Welsh version of this profile contains additional or more detailed information.


Module Coordinator

Victoria has experience of teaching and coordination across a range of core undergraduate modules including quantitative research methods, psychobiology and cognition. She also uses her research expertise to deliver a specialist option module in Psycholinguistics to final year undergraduates. Dr Wright also supervises undergraduate dissertations in the broad field of cognitive psychology utilising, a range of research methods, techniques and analyses.


Victoria has wide-ranging experience in conducting psycholinguistic research that draws upon a range of cognitive neuroscience techniques to address key research questions. Work to date focuses on the performance of the cerebral hemispheres during written word recognition, the influence of psycholinguistic variables on reading performance in healthy readers and on the reading performance of brain-injured patients.

Victoria has both national and international research collaborators, including Dr Jeremy Tree (Swansea, UK), Dr Cristina Izura (Swansea, UK), Dr Rhian Worth (University of South Wales, UK), Professor Rhys Jones (Aberystwyth, UK), Dr Jona Sassenhagen (University of Frankfurt, Germany) and Dr Alexander Dröge (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany).Victoria is currently working on research funded by Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol that examines the memory performance of Welsh-speakers. In collaboration with Professor Rhys Jones at Aberystwyth, Victoria is also currently exploring how Welsh-English bilinguals make decisions about which language to use to initiate a conversation (funded by Aberystwyth University Research Fund).

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Monday 13.15-14.45
  • Tuesday 9.30-10.30


Wright, V & Prominczel, T 2020, 'Surfing Brain Waves', BPS Cognitive Section Conference 2020, 27 Aug 2020 - 28 Aug 2020. <https://osf.io/8spxb/>
Wright, V & Gulliksen, I 2020, 'Task goals, text genre and cloze probability modulate the N400 in sentence reading'. <https://osf.io/3pzym/>
Burns, E, Bennetts, R, Bate, S, Wright, V, Weidemann, C & Tree, J 2017, 'Intact word processing in developmental prospagnosia', Scientific Reports, vol. 7, 1683, pp. 1-12. 10.1038/s41598-017-01917-8
Susilo, T, Wright, V, Tree, J & Duchaine, B 2015, 'Acquired prosopagnosia without word recognition deficits', Cognitive Neuropsychology, vol. 32, no. 6, pp. 321-339. 10.1080/02643294.2015.1081882
Izura, C, Wright, V & Fouquet, N 2014, 'Hemispheric asymmetries in word recognition as revealed by the orthographic uniqueness point effect', Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 5, 244, pp. 1-6. 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00244
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