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Dr Sarah McGeown

Co-Deputy Head of Institute for Education, Community & Society (ECS) / Lecturer in Developmental Psychology

Education, Community and Society (ECS)

Email:

Tel: +44 (0)131 651 6121

Location:

St John’s Land (Rm 4.19)

Background

Qualifications

M.A. (Hons) Psychology, University of Aberdeen, 2002

MRes Psychology, University of Aberdeen, 2003

PhD Psychology, University of Hull, 2008

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, 2010

Higher Education Academy Teaching Fellow, 2011

 

Membership of Professional Bodies

British Psychological Society, United Kingdom Literacy Association, Society for the Scientific Studies of Reading and the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction.

 

Editorial/reviewer activities

Ad hoc reviewer for: Learning and Individual Differences, Journal of Research in Reading, Educational Review, Scientific Studies in Reading, European Journal of Psychology of Education, Dyslexia, Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Cambridge Journal of Education and the British Educational Research Journal.  

Member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology.

Member of the Editorial Advisory Group for the Journal of Research in Reading

Editor of: Psychology of Gender Differences (2012).  Nova Science Publishers.

Principal interests

Reading development: I am interested in the influence of cognitive skills and motivation on children’s reading development, and identifying ways to boost children's motivation to read.  Further interests include investigating the influence of method of reading instruction on children’s reading strategies and attainment.

Sex differences and gender identity: Examining the extent to which gender identity explains sex differences in education.

Mental toughness in education: Studying the relationship between mental toughness and attainment among primary and secondary school aged pupils and mental toughness among teachers. 

Motivation and behaviour:  The relationship between academic motivation and classroom behaviour in primary and secondary school aged pupils.  I would be interested in supervising research in the areas listed above.

Current and recent research

Research grants

2011: Nuffield Foundation Undergraduate Research Bursary. Individual differences in the cognitive and behavioural predictors of reading skill

2010 - 2011: HEFCE UnLtd Catalyst Award.  Reading For Fun - A Pupil Led Project to Boost Reading Motivation

2010 - 2011: British Academy Small Research Grant. Investigating sex differences in reading strategies and the effectiveness of different strategies on early reading and spelling

2010:  Nuffield Foundation Undergraduate Research Bursary. Sex differences in reading strategies

2009:  Nuffield Foundation Undergraduate Research Bursary. Effects of reading instruction on children’s reading strategies

Publications

Publications list for Dr Sarah McGeown

Teaching

Child and Adolescent Development (MSc Education)

 


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