Personal profile

Research interests

My research focuses on neurodevelopmental disorders, specifically autism and developmental language disorder (DLD). There are two strands to my research. One is literacy and language acquisition, including factors influencing learning for individuals with autism and DLD, and ways that this can be facilitated. I am also interested in the impact of academic transitions on social and cognitive development, with a focus on the transition from primary to secondary school and exiting university.


- Lecturering

- Project supervising

- Personal tutoring

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, Reading between the lines... Reading in typical and atypical development, Royal Holloway, University of London

Award Date: 1 May 2014

Psychology, BSc, University of Leicester

Award Date: 1 Jul 2006

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