Eirini Zormpa

Eirini Zormpa

Quantitative Researcher & Scientific Community Manager

The Royal Society of Arts

Imperial College London


I am currently splitting my time between quantitative research and scientific community management.

I work as a Quantitative Researcher at the Royal Society of Arts, where I work on interventions that aim to enable people, places and the planet to flourish in harmony. As part of my role, I work on enhancing our digital infrastructure to enable open, reproducible, and collaborative research, for example by maintaining our GitHub Organization.

I also work as a Scientific Community Manager at Imperial College London, specifically the UNIVERSE-HPC project. The UNIVERSE-HPC project aims to define a training curriculum framework, spanning from undergraduate to continuing professional development level, for Research Software Engineers (RSEs) specializing in high performance computing (HPC).

I previously completed a PhD Student at the the Psychology of Language department of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen. In my PhD research, I studied how processes of language production and language comprehension affect memory, especially when combined into conversation. I investigated these topics using behavioural measures and eye-tracking methods, both in the lab and online, under the supervision of Dr Laurel Brehm and Professor Antje Meyer.


  • open research
  • reproducibility
  • open research infrastructure
  • community management
  • psycholinguistics


  • PhD in Social Sciences, 2020

    Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (Radboud University)

  • MSc in Language Sciences, 2015

    University of Reading

  • BA in English Language and Literature, 2013

    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


Experimental Design

Data Analysis


Recent Publications

In conversation, answers are remembered better than the questions themselves

Linguistic focus, modulated by questions, improves recognition memory above and beyond serial position in one- and two-person experiments.

Slow naming of pictures facilitates memory for their names

Naming a picture improves memory for the picture name. Longer processing time during naming was also associated with a memory benefit.

The production effect and the generation effect improve memory in picture naming

When naming a picture, both coming up with the picture name and saying that name aloud improves memory for the picture.