Cameron Downing

Dr Cameron Downing


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Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Bangor University

  • Master of Science, Bangor University

  • Bachelor of Science, Bangor University

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy,


I joined the Leeds Trinity University as a Lecturer in Psychology in the summer 2020. Before coming to Leeds Trinity University, I completed my doctoral studies and post-doctoral work at Bangor University. At Bangor, my research focused on the typical and atypical development of spelling and handwriting skills.

Research interests

I am interested in how we learn to read and write and what happens when we struggle to do so. This interest spans three related areas including (a) the development of spelling and handwriting, (b) disorders which impair our ability to learn to write (e.g., dyslexia, developmental coordination disorder, and dysgraphia), and (c) assessment and (remote) intervention of literacy difficulties. I examine these topics using a mixture of correlational and experimental designs.

Teaching and Administration

PSY4422 Educational Psychology 1

PSY5322 Educational Psychology 2

PSY5312 Brain and Mind

PSY6114 Major Research Project

PSY7086 MSc Thesis