Dr. Kate Rowley is a Deaf researcher, specialising in language and literacy development of deaf children. She is interested in promoting bilingualism & multilingualism in deaf children and adults.

She grew up in a deaf family in Cornwall. She read Deaf Studies at Bristol for her BA degree, with further studies at University College London for which she completed her PhD research (Experimental Psychology) there in 2018. At Wolverhampton, she was their lecturer in Deaf Studies (2020-2021). Now, she works at DCAL, University College London as Lecturer in Deafness, Cognition and Language since 2021, with her ESRC research project on deaf children's language comprehension.

Languages Used

  • British Sign Language (BSL) at native level, used on a daily basis

  • English at native level, used on a daily basis (reading and writing)

  • American Sign Language (ASL) at intermediate level (limited proficiency)