Dr. Georgia Z. Niolaki

Georgia graduated from University of Thrace, Greece with a BA (Hons) in Education, and went on to complete an MA in Literacy Learning and Literacy Difficulties at the Institute of Education University of London supervised by Professor Jackie Masterson. She continued her PhD at the Institute of Education focusing on predictors of spelling in monolingual and bilingual children with typical and atypical spelling performance and on conducting interventions with monolingual and multilingual children with atypical reading and spelling. During her MA and PhD Georgia published a number of papers in international journals and presented her work at many conferences. Georgia was then a postdoctoral research fellow at Exeter University working on emergent writing of hearing impaired children with Professor Debra Myhill. Georgia is currently a Visiting Research Associate at the UCL, Institute of Education, investigating semantic priming in Greek monolingual children with atypical spelling performance.

  • Terzopoulos, A., Duncan, L., Wilson, M., Niolaki, G., and Masterson J. ‘HelexKids: a Greek word frequency database for children 6 to 12 years old’. Behavior Research Methods [under review]
  • Niolaki, G.Z., Terzopoulos, A., and Masterson, J. (2015) ‘A sublexical training study for spelling in a biliterate Greek- and English- speaking child’Neuropsychological Rehabilitation [in press].
  • Niolaki, G.Z., and Masterson, J. (2015) 'Spelling difficulty in a 10 year old trilingual child: A case study and report of an effective intervention programme'. In Learning and Using Multiple Languages: Current Findings from Research on Multilingualism. Ed. by Jordà, M.P.S., and Falomir, L.P. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 82-109
  • Niolaki, G.Z., Terzopoulos, A., and Masterson, J. (2014) 'Varieties of developmental dyslexia in Greek children'. Writing Systems Research 6 (2), 230-256.
  • Niolaki, G.Z., Masterson, J., and Terzopoulos, A. (2014) 'Improvement in spelling through letter-sound and whole-word intervention in two multilingual Greek- and English- speaking children'. Multilingual Education 4 (20). Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13616-014-0020-3
  • Niolaki, G.Z., and Masterson, J. (2013) 'Intervention for a multi-character processing deficit in a Greek-speaking child with surface dyslexia'. Cognitive Neuropsychology 30 (4), 208-232.
  • Niolaki, G.Z., Masterson, J., and Terzopoulos, A.R. (2013) 'Association of single word spelling with visual attention span and phonological ability in English- and Greek-speaking children’. Proceedings of the '13th European Congress of Psychology', 'The 13th European Congress of Psychology'. Held on 9-12 July 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Niolaki, G. (2012) 'Intervention for a lexical spelling difficulty in a trilingual child- Winner of the Best Student Research Prize'. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism, 'Eighth International Conference on Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism'. Held 13th September 2012 in Castelló, Spain.
  • Niolaki, G.Z., and Masterson, J. (2012) 'Transfer effects in spelling from transparent Greek to opaque English in seven- to nine-year-old children'. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 15 (4), 757-770.
  • Processes Involved in Spelling in Bilingual and Monolingual English- and Greek-Speaking Children with Typical and atypical Spelling Performance: The project investigated factors that affect spelling performance of bilingual and monolingual English- and Greek-speaking children with typical and atypical spelling development. 
  • Emergent writing development in young deaf and hearing impaired children: Production of literature review on writing development in young deaf and HI learners.
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