Claire Pillinger

Claire Pillinger received her BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Coventry University in 2011 and in 2012 received Distinction for her PgCert in Reading Development from Coventry University. She has worked as a Research Assistant for the Faculty Research Centre for Psychology Behaviour and Achievement since 201.  Claire’s main research interests are concerned with understanding factors influencing reading development, dialogic reading and parental involvement in children’s literacy.

  • Evaluation of Teaching Assistant Based Small Group Support for Literacy: Evaluation of the impact of technology based reading activities in KS1
  • Chatterbooks (Education Endowment Foundation): To fund an 18 month project evaluating and extending the Reading Agency’s Chatterbooks reading groups as a mechanism for raising reading achievement in underachieving secondary school pupils
  • UKLA Research Grant: Evaluating the impact of dialogic reading techniques on early literacy skills and parental attitudes to joint storybook reading
  • Thriftwood School: To pilot literacy interventions for children with complex needs
Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021