Kathy Rastle is Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she is also Head of the Department of Psychology. Professor Rastle's research investigates the mental and neural processes that underpin human language and reading. Her laboratory has hosted numerous ESRC project grants, postdoctoral research fellowships, and studentships.
Professor Rastle was Chair of the ESRC Grants Assessment Panel A from 2011-2015, serving the disciplines of Psychology, Linguistics, Education, Economics, Management and Business Studies. She was an international panel member for the Excellence in Research for Australia exercise (2015), and is Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Royal Society of Arts.