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Graham Schafer

  • Joint Head of School
  • School Director of International Recruitment
  • Tutor for Overseas Students.

Areas of interest

Cognitive development, semantic development, early word learning, vocabulary development, lexical processing, categorisation.


  • Undergraduate: Year 1: PY1SK Skills for psychology, PY1DV Developmental Psychology; Year 2 PY2TA Typical and Atypical development; Year 3 PY3ELD Early lexical development.
  • Postgraduate: PYM0RT Research methods in psychology.

Research centres and groups

  • Language and Cognition
  • Child Development Group
  • Lifespan Development.

Academic qualifications

  • BA Experimental Psychology, Oxford
  • BA Engineering, Cambridge
  • DPhil Experimental Psychology, Oxford
  • CPsychol
  • CSci
  • AFBPsS.