||Prof Julie Dockrell
Julie Dockrell is Professor of Psychology and Special Needs at the Institute Of Education, London. She is co-director of the ESRC and Leverhulme projects on writing. Trained as a clinical and educational psychologist she has worked she has worked in the UK with the DfE TDA and research councils examining policy and practice around teaching and learning. She has been involved in a number of international collaborations in Europe, Egypt, North America and New Zealand. Her major research interests are in patterns of development and the ways in which developmental difficulties impact on children's learning, interaction and attainments. Her research has resulted in a wide range of publications in international research outlets. A central theme in this research has been the application of evidence based research and evaluating interventions to support children with language and communication needs in educational settings. She is currently co-director of the Better Communication Research Programme, which aims to address some of the concerns raised by the Bercow review. She was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the RCSLTs, is an Academician of the Social Sciences and was a member of the psychology panel for the RAE in 2001 and 2008.
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