Martina Sekulić, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

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After obtaining her MA in General Linguistics and Italian language and literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, she enrolled in interdisciplinary scientific postgraduate study program “Language and cognitive neuroscience“, University of Zagreb. As a part of her postgraduate studies, she continued her scientific specialisation in the laboratory “Cognitive neuroscience research group” at the Department of  Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Barcelona, under the mentorship of  Full Professor Albert Costa, PhD. From 2006 to 2015, she was actively involved in the projects on language disorder at the University Department of Neurology and University Department of Rheumatology, Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, University Hospital Center “Sestre milosrdnice“ Zagreb. In 2015, she defended her doctoral thesis entitled “Neural Correlates of Semantic Processing in Patients with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy” under the mentorship of Full Professor Vlasta Erdeljac, PhD and Assisstant Professor Hrvoje Hećimović, MD, PhD, Primarius.

From 2008 to 2012, she worked as an external associate at the Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. From 2012 to 2015 she worked there as a research and teaching assistant and from 2015 as a postdoctoral researcher. In 2017, she was elected a research associate in the scientific area of humanities, field of philology and in 2020 she was elected a scientific-teaching title of an Assistant Professor, PhD. She takes part in teaching the following courses: Introduction to Psycholinguistics, Language Disorders, Language Learning and Development, Psycholinguistic Research Methods 1 and 2. She has participated in many international and domestic scientific conferences in the field of psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics. In 2018, she was a member of the scientific and organizational committee of the conference “Clinical Linguistics Workshop”, organised by the Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, and University Psychiatric Hospital “Vrapče“ Zagreb. She has reviewed scientific papers for various international and domestic journals. She is a co-editor of the scientific book entitled “Interdisciplinary Linguistic and Psychiatric Research on Language Disorders“ together with Full Professor Vlasta Erdeljac, PhD.

Since 2013, she conducts research in cooperation with the Department of Biological Psychiatry and Psychogeriatrics and the Department for Diagnostic and Intensive Care, University Psychiatric Hospital “Vrapče“  Zagreb. She participates in various psycholinguistic projects in cooperation with Full Professor Arne Nagels, PhD, Neurolinguistics Lab, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and with Associate Professor Alexandra Perovic, PhD, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, Department of Linguistics, University College London. Since 2019, she has been a member of the working group on the project “Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics“, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb.