Dr. Andrew Holliman

Andrew J. Holliman, Ph.D., is a chartered psychologist (CPsychol.), an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS.), a fellow of the higher education academy (FHEA), and a Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at Coventry University, UK. He is Director of the Master’s Programmes in Psychology and Applied Psychology. He is generally interested in children’s learning and development. His research focus is the development of children’s reading and phonological awareness and the role of speech rhythm (or prosodic) sensitivity in this development. He also works in collaboration with the Institute of Education, University of London, on research relating to the Reading Recovery programme.

Andrew has presented his research at a number of prestigious conference meetings including the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, the British Dyslexia Association, the European Conference on Developmental Psychology, and the British Psychological Society Developmental Section. He was also invited to present his research at a seminar on Linguistic Rhythm and Literacy at Harvard University, USA. He has recently edited a book – The Routledge International Companion to Educational Psychology – and made contributions to two chapters in this text.

  • (https://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/pre-school-screening-literacy-difficulties-new-test-speech-rhythm-sensitivity) Pre-school screening for literacy difficulties: A new test of speech rhythm sensitivity: This project investigates whether pre-school, pre-literate sensitivity to speech rhythm is predictive of early reading development.
  • Evaluating the potential of speech rhythm-based reading intervention: The project investigates whether a speech rhythm-based reading intervention can impact on children’s reading development over time.
  • Children’s reading profiles on exiting the Reading Recovery programme: Do they predict sustained progress? : This project investigated whether any aspects of children’s reading profile could predict sustained progress in literacy.
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