BSc(Hons), PhD, CPsychol, PGCertHE, AFBPsS
Dr. Ilhan Raman is a Chartered Psychologist and currently a Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University with research expertise in psycholinguistics and neuropsychology of language. Raman holds a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Middlesex University, UK, as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Raman’s academic career spans over two decades and her research explores the extent to which underpinning cognitive processes in reading are shaped by the nature of writing systems. To date, she has conducted pioneering psycholinguistic research by employing the unique characteristics of the Turkish orthography which has been the subject of peer reviewed publications, invited keynote talks, public seminars and international collaborations. Her research interests cover understanding cognitive processes involved in reading in orthographies other than English; reading and spelling in children and adults; dyslexia; the development of normative and diagnostic tools to assess literacy skills in Turkish; bilingualism and the neuropsychology of language after brain damage. Raman holds full membership to numerous professional bodies and is a member of the Experimental Psychology Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK. In addition, Raman is dedicated to improving public opinion and increasing awareness of learning difficulties especially dyslexia in Turkish for the general public, teachers, parents and researchers in the UK, Turkey and North Cyprus.
Psychology of language, quantitative research methods, neuropsychology of language
Normal and impaired reading, literacy, dyslexia, bilingualism, aphasia.
Volkovyskaya, Evgenia and Raman, Ilhan and Baluch, Bahman (2020) Psychological research and Covid-19: are a few notes necessary? [Blog post]. Psychreg, online platform based in the United Kingdom.
Raman, Ilhan and Yıldız, Yasemin (2019) Orthographical, phonological, and morphological challenges in language processing: the case of bilingual Turkish-English speakers. In: Applied Psycholinguistics and Multilingual Cognition in Human Creativity. Christiansen, Bryan and Turkina, Ekaterina , eds. IGI GLOBAL, Hershey, PA, USA, pp. 1-30. ISBN 9781522569923
Raman, Ilhan (2018) The role of context on age of acquisition effect: strategic control in word naming in Turkish. In: Psycholinguistics and Cognition in Language Processing. Buğa, Duygu and Ögeyik, Muhlise Coşgun , eds. IGI Global, pp. 19-48. ISBN 9781522540090
Raman, Ilhan and Raman, Evren and Ikier, Simay and Kilecioğlu, Elçin and Uzun Eroğlu, Dilek and Zeyveli, Şebnem (2018) Differential effects of age of acquisition and frequency on memory: evidence from free recall of pictures and words in Turkish. Writing Systems Research , 10 (1). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1758-6801
Volkovyskaya, Evgenia and Raman, Ilhan and Baluch, Bahman (2017) Age of Acquisition (AoA) effect in monolingual Russian and bilingual Russian (L1) - English (L2) speakers in a free recall task. Writing Systems Research , 9 (2). pp. 148-163. ISSN 1758-6801