Department of Education

Gillian West

Post-doctoral Research Officer

Gillian is a post-doctoral Research Officer at the Department of Education working with Professor of Psychology and Education, Charles Hulme.

Current projects include an EEF-funded randomised controlled trial of the Nuffield Early Language Intervention in 200 primary schools across the UK (

Gillian complete her PhD at UCL in 2018 under the supervision of Professors Charles Hulme and David Shanks. Her research combined an interest in both memory and language, investigating the relationship between procedural and declarative memory processes and language-related attainment in children.


  • Journal articles

    • West, G, Vadillo, MA, Shanks, DR, Hulme, C (2019) “The procedural deficit hypothesis of language learning disorders: We still see some serious problems.”, Developmental science. e12813+.

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