Professor Jackie Masterson

    • BSc , PhD
    • Professor of Psychology of Reading
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  • Summary:
    • My research interests are in literacy development and difficulties, cross-linguistic investigations of reading and spelling, object and action naming and representation, assessment of reading and spelling and interventions for literacy difficulties.
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  • Postgraduate Research:
    • Research interests:
      Reading and spelling development, lexical acquisition, cross-linguistic investigations of reading/spelling development and lexical acquisition
      Postgraduate researchers:
      Cathy Lowe, Possible reasons for poor spelling in able readers aged 12-15.
      Frances Hampson-Jones, Strategies for improving reading comprehension in primary school age children
      Karen Faulds, Narrative intervention effects on vocabulary and reading ability in early readers
  • Professional Activities:
    • Associate Editor British Journal of Psychology
  • Conferences/presentations:
    • Consequences of early chronic otitis media for later reading skills
      British Dyslexia Association conference, March 2008
      Investigation of the noun bias in Cantonese and English through object and action picture naming in monolingual and bilingual four-year-old children
      2008 Asia-Pacific Forum on Mind Brain and Education, October 2008
      Factors affecting the spelling performance of English-, Greek- and Italian-speaking children in Grade 1/2 Writing Systems: Analysis, acquisition and use, November 2008
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  • Masterson, J., Stuart, M., Dixon, M. & Lovejoy, S. (accepted). 'Children's Printed Word Database: Continuities and changes over time in children's early reading vocabulary', British Journal of Psychology.
  • Pitchford, N., Ledgeway, T. & Masterson, J. (2009).'Reduced orthographic learning in dyslexic adult readers: Evidence from patterns of letter search.', Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 62, 99-113.
  • Masterson, J., Druks, J. & Gallienne, D. (2008). 'Object and action picture naming in three and five year old children. ', Journal of Child Language 35, 378-402.
  • Masterson, J., Druks, J., Kopelman, M. & Clare, L. (2007). 'Selective naming (and comprehension) deficits in Alzheimer's disease', Cortex 7, 921-934.
  • Masterson, J. & Hayes, M. (2007). 'Development and data for UK versions of an author and title recognition test for adults.', Journal of Research in Reading 30, 212.
  • Nanousi, V, Masterson, J, Druks, J. & Atkinson, M. (2006). 'Morphological deficits in Greek speaking aphasic patients.', Journal of Neurolinguistics 19, 209-238.
  • Masterson, J. (2006). 'Special issue on the psychology of reading', London Review of Education 4, 1-3..
  • Masterson, J., Laxon, V., Carnegie, E., Wright, S. & Horslen, J. (2005). 'Factors affecting nonword repetition in four- and six-year-old children', Journal of Research in Reading 28, 183-201.
  • Hanley, J.R., Masterson, J., Spencer, L.H. & Evans, D. (2004) 'How long do the advantages of learning to read a transparent orthography last? An investigation of the reading skills and incidence of dyslexia in Welsh children at 10-years of age.', Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 57A, 1393-1410..
  • Masterson, J. & Hayes, M. (2004) 'UK data for 197 undergraduates for the Nelson Denny reading Test.', Journal of Research in Reading 27, 30-35.