Mary-Jane's PhD looked at children’s speech errors using a computational model of speech production. More recently Mary-Jane has been investigating language and communication in computer mediated technology such as text language and emoji.
Richard is interested in typical and atypical number development, particularly in the ages from 4 to 11 years.
Anna is a reading development researcher with a particular interest in the role of pre-school skills and reading readiness in children’s response to early literacy instruction.
Nicky is interested in the role of morphological knowledge in vocabulary acquisition and word reading across development in both typically-developing children/adolescents and children/adolescents with language disorders.
Jennifer is interested in developing assessments to enhance the intervention support for children and adults with literacy difficulties, including dyslexia Website
Holly's research uses eye movement methodology to examine children's comprehension of written text in real time. She is also interested in using eye movements to index learning of new word meanings encountered in texts. Website
Clare is an ESRC-funded PhD student supervised by Professor Kathy Rastle and Dr. Rachel Pye. Her main research interests are in the field of reading, using artificial languages to investigate letter coding and representation in word reading.
Rebecca is interested in the reading accuracy and comprehension skills of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Language Disorder. She is also interested in factors influencing the vocabulary acquisition of children and adults. Website
Daisy has broad interests in the field of reading and writing. Her interests are in cognitive mechanisms underlying L1 and L2 literacy, as well as social and environmental factors, such as the home literacy environment. Website
Rachel's PhD looked at treatments for dyslexia, comparing visual and phonological approaches. More recently, she has looked at reading in different languages, looking at the relationship between phonology and orthography.
Jessie directs the Language and Reading Acquisition (LARA) research lab where we are interested in reading and oral language development in childhood and adolescence and particularly the role of vocabulary in reading. Website
Tricia is professor of applied neuroscience and has expertise in Visual Aspects of Reading and Dyslexia. She is particularly interested in how reading in different orthographies results in different visual recognition strategies for identifying words
Rhona is interested in the development of reading and writing, including spelling and handwriting, and the effective ways of teaching this. Website
My research investigates the way we learn to read, in particular how we learn the relationship between a word’s spelling and its sound and meaning. I use both behavioural and neuroscience methods in my research. Website
Ana is an ESRC Future Research Leader and is a member of the psychology department at Royal Holloway University of London.
Janet is interested in reading development in children, how we choose what to teach children to help them to read, and running interventions to see what is effective in practice.