University of York; University of Cambridge; Open University
PhD, PGDip (Psychol), MPhil, BA(Hons)
Senior Lecturer & Subject Director for Psychology
York St John University
What topics do you work on?
Reading and language development in typical development and various clinical groups; particularly the role of “input” (e.g. language environments, reading experience) in the development of vocabulary, grammar, pragmatic language and mentalising, and reading skills. I am interested in in the role of verbal processes and language input in the development of arithmetic skills in children. At the moment, I am also working with practitioners to try to understand the varied educational experiences of children with autism in mainstream settings.
What methods do you use?
Primarily longitudinal designs using standardised assessments, experimental tasks, and questionnaires. I occasionally dabble in qualitative methods.
Who was your favourite teacher?
Mr Evans – my GCSE History teacher.