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Personal profile


I joined Leeds Trinity University in the summer 2020 and I am a Senior Lecturer in Psychology. I completed by doctoral and post-doctoral work at Bangor University where I became interested in the typical and disordered development of spelling and handwriting skills. I continue to investigate typical and disordered literacy development at Leeds Trinity University.

Research interests

I investigate how we learn to read and write across three related areas which include (a) the development of reading and writing, (b) disorders which impair our ability to learn to write and the high frequency of comorbidity between these disorders (e.g., dyslexia and developmental coordination disorder), and (c) assessment and intervention of reading and writing difficulties. With collaborators, I am currently co-leading two evaluations of a technology based reading intervention for children with reading difficulties: one through the medium of English, funded by the Nuffield Foundation (Evaluating RILL in English ( and another through the medium of Welsh, funded by the Welsh Government (RILL Cymraeg (

Teaching and Administration

PSY4043 Introduction to Child and Educational Psychology (Lecturer)

PSY5013 Child and Educational Psychology: In Theory and Practice (Module Coordinator and Lecturer)

PSY6114 Major Research Project (Supervisor)


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Bangor University

Master of Science, Bangor University

Bachelor of Science, Bangor University

REF 2029 UOA

  • UOA4 - Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience


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