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Dr. Anna Cunningham

1998-2001: BSc Psychology: 1st Class. University of Warwick

2001-2002: PGCE: University of Bath

2002-2006: Primary school teacher (Years 2, 4 and 5)

2007-2010: PhD. The effects of age and schooling on the development of early literacy. Suprvised by Julia Carroll.

2010-2011: Research fellow (University of Warwick)

2011-2014: Research fellow (Aston University)

2015: Senior Research fellow in child development and education (Coventry University)

  • Aston Literacy Project. This was a four-year ESRC (2011-2015) funded project led by Laura Shapiro (PI), Caroline WittonJoel Talcott and Adrian Burgess. The project investigated the relative importance of general auditory skills (perception of non-verbal sounds) and specific speech skills (perception of verbal sounds, otherwise known as phonological awareness) in beginning and intermediate stages of reading. 
  • Phase 3 of the Warwick Speech and Literacy project with Julia Carroll. This project investigated the predictors of reading, phonological and morphological awareness in children at risk of literacy difficulties.
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