Ellise Suffill, MSc PhD

After completing her PhD in Psychology of Language at the University of Edinburgh in 2019, Ellise Suffill worked as a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying human cognition and language development. Broadly, her interests centre on how language augments human thought and behaviour. Ellise joined the Environmental Psychology team at Vienna in November 2021, as part of the ZeroPM project. She will develop and test the effectiveness of targeted labelling and communication for everyday items containing persistent and mobile chemicals using an experimental approach. The ultimate aim of the project is to reduce the consumption and pollution of persistent and mobile substances across the EU.

Besides research, Ellise is dedicated to open science, mentorship and to equality in STEM, having sat on two equality award committees for Athena SWAN during her time at Edinburgh.

 Curriculum Vitae

PDF (January 2022)

  • Suffill, E., Kutasi, T., Pickering, M. J., & Branigan, H. P. (2021). Lexical alignment is affected by addressee but not speaker nativeness. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 1-12.

  • Suffill, E., & Lupyan, G. (2020). Verbal labels promote representational alignment in the absence of communication. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 3101-3107).
  • Zettersten, M., Suffill, E., & Lupyan, G (2020). Nameability predicts subjective and objective measures of visual similarity. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 787-793).
  • Suffill, E., Branigan, H., & Pickering, M. (2019). Novel labels increase category coherence, but only when people have the goal to coordinate. Cognitive Science43(11), e12796.
  • Kutasi, T.*, Suffill, E.*, Gibb, C., Sorace, A., Pickering, M., & Branigan, H. (2018). Shared representation of passives across Scottish Gaelic and English: Evidence from structural priming, Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science, 1-8. (*denotes joint first authors).