Dr Chris Norton

Dr Chris Norton


I completed an MA in Linguistics and English Language Teaching at the University of Leeds in 2012, followed by a PhD in Psycholinguistics at Leeds in 2018. Since 2012 I have taught on various modules as an undergraduate tutor in Linguistics and Phonetics, and as a postgraduate tutor in the Language Centre. In 2018 I started working as a Teaching Fellow in Psycholinguistics, and in 2019 I became a Lecturer in Linguistics and English for Academic Purposes.

I have been working as Language at Leeds Technical Research Assistant since 2014. In this position I provide programming support across the university to academic staff and postgraduate students working on language.


  • Language at Leeds Technical Research Assistant

Research interests

Within the area of psycholinguistics, I am interested in visual word recognition, processing of information structure during reading, and eye tracking.

I am also interested in data science, particularly in advancing student and staff skills within technologies such as Python, R, Git and the Unix shell.

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  • PhD in Psycholinguistics; University of Leeds
  • MA in Linguistics and English Language Teaching; University of Leeds
  • BA in English and Related Literature; University of York

Student education

Within Linguistics & Phonetics I teach undergraduate modules related to psycholinguistics, run introductory linguistics tutorials, and am also involved in teaching and supervision for linguistics dissertations.

In the Language Centre I teach English for Academic Purposes to incoming postgraduate international students.

Research groups and institutes

  • Language at Leeds