B.A. (Linguistics) (Sorbonne Nouvelle University); B.A. (Psychology), M.A. (Experimental Psychology), M.A. (Cognitive Psychology), Ph.D. (Experimental Psychology) (Paris Descartes University)
Dr. Ana Petrova has over a decade of international experience in teaching Psychology. She has been engaged as Lecturer, Assistant Lecturer and Tutor in several universities in the UK, France and Bulgaria. Her teaching activity covers a broad spectrum of subjects, including Cognitive Psychology, Differential Psychology, Linguistics, Statistics, Research methods. She has used interdisciplinary approaches in her teaching and is interested in interactive teaching methods.
A very important part in Dr. Ana Petrova’s academic work has been her extensive in-depth research in Experimental Psychology which she commenced during her master’s degree in Experimental Cognitive Psychology and was further developed in her PhD studies, financed by the French Ministry of National Education. Her work addresses the interaction between spoken and written representations showing that not only phonological representations affect the visual word recognition, but also orthographic representations are involved routinely in the auditory word recognition in adults. Dr. Petrova’s research was further expanded and elaborated in the course of her grant-rewarded post-doctoral assignments, financed by the Fyssen Foundation and subsequently by the British Academy.
During her work in research and teaching, she has been part of the team in four different laboratories in the UK and in France and has established fruitful collaborations with leading experts in the field of Cognitive Psychology. Dr. Petrova has been invited to present the outcomes of her research work at various conferences and seminars, including ESCOP, ICP, and AMLAP and her findings have been published in prominent science editions such as Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition and Frontiers.