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Rebecca Larkin

Rebecca Larkin

Deputy Head of Department

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)


Rebecca is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, and is the Course Leader for MSc Applied Child Psychology.

Rebecca is a cognitive developmental psychologist, and teaches on several developmental psychology modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level.  Rebecca supervises undergraduate and postgraduate project work.

Career overview

Rebecca would be interested in supervising students in the following areas:

  • Typical and atypical aspects of language and literacy development
  • Development dyslexia
  • Specific Language Impairment

Research areas

  • Specific Language Impairment (SLI) Research Unit

Rebecca's research interests include:

  • Cognitive development psychology
  • Typical and atypical language and literacy development
  • Specific Language Impairment and Developmental Dyslexia
  • Written language development
  • Children's spelling strategies

External activity

  • Steering group member for the British Dyslexia Association International Conference 2008; 2011 and 2014
  • Organising committee for the British Psychological Society Developmental Section Conference, Nottingham 2009
  • Review Editorial Board of Frontiers in Cognitive Science
  • Guest Editor for Dyslexia

Sponsors and collaborators

  • Dr Gareth Williams, Division of Psychology, Nottingham Trent University
  • British Academy
  • Dr Andrew Dunn, Nottingham Trent University
  • Dr Sarah Critten, Coventry University