Mirta Vernice is a research fellow in the Department of Psychology of the University of Milano-Bicocca. She received her Ph.D. in 2009 at the University of Pavia, Italy. During here PhD she was a visiting scholar at the University of Edinburgh, UK and at Ghent University.
Her primary interests are (1) language acquisition in typically developing children as well as in children with Dyslexia, SLI and bilinguals and (2) syntactic processing in both normal and brain-damaged populations.
In 2011 she co-authored the National Guidelines for the assessment, diagnosis and clinical interventions for Specific Learning Disabilities, promoted by the ISS (Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma). Since 2012 she collaborates with the Italian branch of ‘Bilingualism Matters’ (Bilinguismo conta), an information and consultancy service devoted to disseminating the findings of research on bilingualism outside academia.