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Dr Jacopo Romoli

Senior Lecturer

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Room 17E10 Shore Road Newtownabbey Co. Antrim BT37 0QB



Life Before Ulster

Before coming to Ulster, Dr Jacopo Romoli was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Cognitive Science Department at Macquarie University in Sydney. He has also been associate investigator of the Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders from 2013 to 2018 when the centre ended. He is now honorary associate professor at UCL.  He received his PhD from Harvard University. His thesis chairs were Gennaro Chierchia, Danny Fox, Irene Heim, and Bernhard Nickel.


Jacopo teaching has consistently been highly rated by both students and peers, as evidenced by student feedback, staff-student meetings, and the UK National Student Survey, culminating last year with the nomination for the excellence in Teaching award at Ulster University.

In the modules he teaches, he has designed a range of innovative, formative and summative assessment activities and associated feedback practices, suited to the full range of levels and learning outcomes.

Romoli makes extensive use of digital technology and active learning pedagogy to engage students, enhance learning and provide constructive individual feedback.

Finally, his commitment to teaching has culminated in invitations to teach in partner institutions, summer schools, and advanced graduate programs in the UK, Europe, the US and Africa.


Jacopo’s research is interdisciplinary in nature and lies at the intersection between Linguistics, Philosophy of language and Psycholinguistics. In his work, he focuses on the study of meaning and how it interfaces with linguistic knowledge and general cognition.

He fully integrates theoretical and experimental perspectives, working on theoretical models and testing their fine-grained predictions with different psycholinguistic methods in different populations and languages.

Jacopo’s research has been funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy, the Big Lottery Fund and His research record to date already includes more than 60 published or forthcoming outputs and many other are currently under review in top journals in the field. This work has been highly cited and Romoli has been invited to present it in departments in Europe, UK, US, and Australia (UPenn, UCL, ENS, University of Cambridge, NYU, University of Maryland, among others).

Civic Roles

He also works on public outreach and engagement. Since 2006, he is part of the organisation of the National Geographic Science Festival in Rome. Since 2012, he is the Director of the Festival.