Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2017
    Associate lecturer in Computational Linguistics at the Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP), Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

  • 2014 – 2017
    Post doctoral researcher in Linguistics, Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

  • 2012 – 2014
    Post doctoral researcher, Cognitive Science research group, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London

  • 2008 – 2012
    Doctoral student, Cognitive Science research group, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London

Selected publications

  • Howes, C., Lavelle, M., Healey, P. G., Hough, J. & McCabe, R (2017). Disfluencies in dialogues with patients with schizophrenia. In Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. London, UK.

  • Eshghi, A., Howes, C., Gregoromichelaki, E., Hough, J. & Purver, M (2015). Feedback in conversation as incremental semantic update. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2015), pages 261-271. London, UK : Association for Computational Linguisitics.

  • Thompson, L., Howes, C. & McCabe, R. (2015). Effect of questions used by psychiatrists on therapeutic alliance and adherence. British Journal of Psychiatry.

  • Healey, P. G., Purver, M. & Howes, C. (2014). Divergence in dialogue. PLoS ONE, 9(6), e98598.

  • Howes, C., Hough, J., Purver, M. & McCabe, R (2014). Helping, I mean assessing psychiatric communication: An application of incremental self-repair detection. In Proceedings of the 18th SemDial Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (DialWatt), pages 80-89. Edinburgh, UK.

  • Gregoromichelaki, E., Kempson, R., Howes, C. & Eshghi, A (2013). On making syntax dynamic: The challenge of compound utterances and the architecture of the grammar. In Wachsmuth, I., de Ruiter, J., Jaecks, P. & Kopp, S. (editors), Alignment in Communication: Towards a New Theory of Communication. John Benjamin.

  • Howes, C., Purver, M. & McCabe, R. (2013). Using conversation topics for predicting therapy outcomes in schizophrenia. Biomedical Informatics Insights, 6(Suppl. 1), 39-50.

  • Howes, C., Healey, P. G., Purver, M. & Eshghi, A (2012). Finishing each other's ... Responding to incomplete contributions in dialogue. In Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pages 479-484. Sapporo, Japan.

  • Howes, C., Healey, P. G. & Purver, M (2012). Whose turn is it anyway? Same- and cross-person compound contributions in dialogue. In Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pages 1697-1702. Sapporo, Japan.

  • Howes, C. (2012). Coordination in dialogue: Using compound contributions to join a party. Phd Thesis, Queen Mary University of London.

  • Howes, C., Purver, M., Healey, P. G., Mills, G. J. & Gregoromichelaki, E. (2011). On incrementality in dialogue: Evidence from compound contributions. Dialogue and Discourse, 2(1), 279-311.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Incremental Reasoning in Dialogue: PI: Christine Howes; with Ellen Breitholtz, Robin Cooper: VR 2016-0116

  • This project addresses key issues in dialogue research. Using experimental, corpus and formal methods, we will study why-questions, and what happens when people disagree about the unspoken reasons underlying what they say. This is also relevant for AI systems such as artificial companions for the elderly.

  • Dialogical Reasoning in Patients with Schizophrenia: PI: Ellen Breitholtz; with Christine Howes, Mary Lavelle, Robin Cooper. Riksbankens jubileumsfond, P16-0805:1

  • It is well known that people with schizophrenia often reason in a way that is perceived as deviant. However, research in this area has mainly focused on individuals' problem solving abilities in reasoning tasks. Few studies have examined how people with schizophrenia reason and solve problems in an interactive context. This project aims to investigate how people with schizophrenia reason in dialogue, based on how they argue. Our research will hopefully not only contribute to the development of new treatments, but also the development of methods for dialogue modelling.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • The Cognitive Science Society

  • The Association for Computational Linguists

  • The Association for Psychological Science

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