Personal profile

Biography

 

Julia Carroll joined Coventry University in September 2014 as a Reader in Child Development and Education. Prior to that she had been an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, having joined there in 2004. She completed her DPhil in York in 2001 and stayed on to do a postdoctoral fellowship before leaving for Warwick.

Julia has always been interested in how children learn to use both spoken and written language, and how these two skills may be linked. This question guides most of my research. She has held several large research grants, from the ESRC, Nuffield Foundation and British Academy. Over the past five years her research has shown that early language difficulties can result in later phonological deficits, even in children with good early phonology, and that targeted language and phonology interventions can improve early literacy development. However, it has also shown that the deficits that dyslexic children show are not fully explained by their early language profiles.

Communicating research findings has always been a top priority. She is currently Editor in Chief for the Journal of Research in Reading, and in March 2014 she chaired the British Dyslexia Association International Conference, an event with over 500 delegates.

 

Research Interests

Reading; Writing; Literacy; Dyslexia; Phonology; Morphology; Language impairment

Vision Statement

My research concerns language and literacy development. I am particularly interested in how spoken language skills and written language skills are linked. For example, why do some (but not all) children with spoken language impairments show reading impairments? Can oral language skills be used to improve reading and writing? My most recent research concerns the phonological and morphological skills of children with dyslexia and children with hearing impairments. I hope that my work can provide a research basis for more effective literacy support for children in schools.

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Research Output 2014 2017

  • 1373 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
  • 9 Article
  • 2 Poster
Otitis Media
Articulation Disorders
Hearing Loss
Ear
Infection

Reading Self-Efficacy Predicts Word Reading But Not Comprehension in Both Girls and Boys

Carroll, J. M. & Fox, A. C. 17 Jan 2017 In : Frontiers in Psychology. 7, 2056

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Efficacy
Short-Term Memory
Reproduction
Motivation
Vocabulary
Short-Term Memory
Semantics
Otitis Media
Linguistics
Ear
Dyslexia
Otitis Media
Hearing
Ear
Infection
1 Citations
Dyslexia
Otitis Media
Articulation Disorders

Activities 2008 2016

  • 6 Participation in conference

British Dyslexia Association International Conference

Julia Carroll (Keynote Speaker), 10 Mar 201612 Mar 2016, British Dyslexia Association International Conference

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

British Dyslexia Association International Conference

Julia Carroll (Organising Committee), 10 Mar 201612 Mar 2016, British Dyslexia Association International Conference

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Child Language Symposium

Julia Carroll (Organising Committee), 20 Jul 201521 Jul 2015, Child Language Symposium

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

British Dyslexia Association International Conference

Julia Carroll (Chair), 27 Mar 201429 Mar 2014, British Dyslexia Association International Conference

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

British Dyslexia Association International Conference

Julia Carroll (Organising Committee), 2 Jun 20114 Jun 2011, British Dyslexia Association International Conference

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference