Dr. Luisa Tarczynski-Bowles

I graduated from Coventry University with my BSc (Hons) in Psychology in 2009.  My Dissertation focused on children’s text messaging and its longitudinal effects on spelling and reading abilities in children. I started my PhD in January 2010 and my research focused on speech rhythm sensitivity (prosodic sensitivity) and reading abilities in primary school children. I developed a task to measure speech rhythm sensitivity and tested this with different age groups, to assess the involvement of prosody in children’s reading ability at different developmental stages. I finished my PhD in 2013 and continued to work on literacy related interventions/evaluation projects at Coventry University (‘Chatterbooks’, ‘Early Words Together’). Additionally, I am involved in Conservation Psychology Projects run by Dr. Jackie Abell in Livingstone, Zambia, in conjunction with ALERT (African Lion & Environmental Research Trust). As part of my role, I am also involved with international aspects of research, trying to establish and foster international relationships with collaborators and being available as a researcher for upcoming projects here in the UK, and abroad. 

  • Early Words Together: Programme evaluation for the National Literacy Trust. 
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