Dr Gloria Chamorro
Director and Principal Investigator
Dr Gloria Chamorro is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the UNED in Madrid, Spain. She obtained her PhD in Developmental Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh in 2013 and her MA in Linguistics and TESOL from Syracuse University, New York, in 2009. Her PhD research focused on first language attrition and its effects in the processing and interpretation of structures at the syntax/pragmatics interface in Spanish near-native speakers of English.
Apart from first language attrition, Gloria’s research interests also include second language acquisition and processing, and bilingualism across the lifespan, including bilingual education and its impact on children’s social and cognitive development.
Gloria is the Director of The English Hub for Refugees, which she founded in 2016 at the University of Kent to help unaccompanied refugee minors gain the English language skills they need to integrate into their new communities and access mainstream education. She is also the Co-Director of Refuteach, a project that creates specific language courses for refugees and asylum seekers and training resources for their teachers.