Research Projects

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Multi-disciplinary evaluation of sexual assault referral centres for better health (MESARCH) Current Projects

Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science

This research project will evaluate Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) across England in terms of benefits and costs to service users and survivors of sexual assault and rape.


Prosody, Morphology, Phonology and Multisyllabic Word Reading Current Projects

Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science

We hope that this project will provide us with further insight of a newly emerging side of literacy research as it incorporates the metalinguistic skill of prosody.


Morphology, phonology and literacy in primary years: Evidence from eye-movements and dynamic assessments. Current Projects

Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science

My PhD research investigates the role of morphological awareness in the literacy development of budding readers. The project will take a closer look at the developmental trajectory of morphological awareness development, as it relates to other literacy skills by testing three different age groups within primary years.


Influences on and Impact of Mathematical Resilience in Year 1 Children Current Projects

Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science


How does diagnosis of dyslexia impact on identity, self-belief and reading progress in children and adults? Current Projects

Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science

This study aims to contribute towards a better understanding of the impact of identifying dyslexia in children and adults.  Of specific interest is the effect on identity, self-belief and reading progress in light of the age at which a learner is identified as dyslexic.


A new spelling test for primary school children Current Projects

Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science


Small Group Reading Support Current Projects

Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science


BiLex: A Psycholinguistic Database for Bilingual Children Current Projects

Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science


Curious Stories Current Projects

Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science


ifeed: User-centred development of an online and mobile phone intervention to support infant feeding choice and confidence to sustain breastfeeding and/or safe formula feeding Current Projects

Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science | Health and Life Sciences

Ifeed was launched in August 2018 to coincide with World Breastfeeding week.  In the first week it had 800 views and was shared by organisations supporting mothers and babies across the UK and globally.  We are currently seeking further feedback from parents about how the site influences their feeding choices and are preparing to evaluate the site for its influence on infant feeding behaviours. 


Hearing, Speech and Literacy Current Projects

Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science

When children have difficulty making connections between spoken and written words this makes it hard to learn to read. Because of this, difficulties hearing and speaking can affect literacy.


Beyond Booked Up Current Projects

Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science

The Centre for Research in Psychology, Behaviour and Achievement have been commissioned by the BookTrust to evaluate their initiative Beyond Booked Up: a suite of activities that aim to engage secondary school pupils in Year 7 and 8 with reading.


Mercer Project - Chatterbooks Current Projects

Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science

Chatterbooks is one way schools can engage children with reading for pleasure. Chatterbooks offers a flexible approach for schools to use.


Reading and home-education: a questionnaire study Current Projects

Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science

The aim of this project is to find out more about home-educators’ motivations and approaches to the teaching of reading.


Evaluating the value-added impact of teaching assistant-based reading programme Current Projects

Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science

This project is a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a reading intervention aimed at Key Stage 1 in primary schools, running from Sept 2014 – July 2016.


An Evaluation of Bringing Hope's Second Chance Damascus Programme Current Projects

Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science

A project working with men in prison, some of whom have been convicted for a firearm offence, and also working with men in the community who have served time for a firearm related offence.


An evaluation of a digital reading intervention for beginning readers Current Projects

Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science


Co-Creating Welfare (CCW) Current Projects

Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science

The project is funded by Erasmus+, the EU’s programme for education, training, youth and sport, and involves partners in Denmark, France and Portugal. As this is all about co-creation, we have practiced what we preach and have been talking to people working in welfare from the beginning and will continue to gather feedback along the way. We hope that with our help, welfare organisations across Europe will start putting these methods into action. Everyone should be involved together as a team from the beginning and all the way through.


Independent evaluation of KAIROS WWT prison in-reach project delivered at HMP Peterborough and Floating Support Service Current Projects

Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science

An evaluation of KAIROS WWT prison in-reach project delivered at HMP Peterborough and Floating Support Service.


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