Dr Tiina Eilola

Dr Tiina Eilola


I am a cognitive psychologist with an interest in the relationship between language and emotions. More specifically, my research examines the question how bilingualism influences the recognition of affective meaning in the speakers’ different languages. 

I joined the School of Psychology at the University of Leeds in 2019. Prior to that, I worked as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer of Psychology at Queen Mary, University of London where I served as the Director of Teaching and Learning in Psychology.


  • School Academic Lead for Inclusive Practice
  • Chair of Special Cases Committee
  • Disability Tutor


  • PhD Psychology
  • MSc Cognitive Psychology/ Neuropsychology
  • BSc Psychology
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Associate Member of the International Society for Research on Emotion

Student education

My teaching is oriented around my research interests in language and emotions, but also includes topics on individual differences, research methods and statistics as well as psychology of morality. I supervise projects at Level 3 and Masters levels, and act as a personal tutor to groups of students each year.

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>