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19952018
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Personal profile

Particulars

I obtained a BA in Psychology in 1989 and a PhD in 1993 from QUB.  Following a period as Laboratory Supervisor I was employed as a post-doctoral researcher on a 3-year ESRC-funded project on environmental education and the development of systems thinking in children. The environmental theme was maintained in a second post-doc position in The QUESTOR Centre during which we investigated methods for addressing the challenges associated with communicating about environmental issues.  I was appointed as a Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology in 2001.

Research Interests

My research focuses on basic cognitive processes and their application within educational contexts.  I am interested in the development of reading and mathematical abilities in typically developing as well as children with atypical trajectories.  My current work also investigates cognitive and linguistic processing in bilinguals.  I have supervised several research projects within the Irish immersion educational context, as well as research involving Chinese–English bilingual adults and children.  My recent work on formulaic language involves collaborators in Hong Kong, Japan, Malta and Russia.  In a joint project with Dublin City University I am investigating the linguistic and cognitive impact of Irish medium education for university students. 

Teaching

I teach cognitive psychology at all undergraduate levels, and coordinate a final year module on Typical and Atypical Literacy Development.  I contribute to postgraduate courses on Research Methods and supervise MSc projects on Atypical Child Development, and Childhood Adversity courses.

Other

I have been Examinations Officer for the School of Psychology, and served on several committees including Management Committee, Education Committee, Research Ethics Committee and Postgraduate Research Committee.  I am the School's international champion, Chair of the School of Psychology Internationalisation and Recruitment Committee and a member of the EPS Faculty International Working Group.  I am also a member of the University's Collaborative Provision Group.

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Research Output 1995 2018

  • 22 Article
  • 2 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Abstract
  • 1 Other contribution

Cognitive processes and digital reading

Wylie, J., Thomson, J., Leppanen, P., Ackerman, R., Kanniainen, L. & Prieler, T., Aug 2018, Learning to Read in a Digital World. Barzillai, M., Thomson, J., Schroeder, S. & van den Broek, P. (eds.). John Benjamins, p. 57-90 34 p. (Studies in Written Language and Literacy,).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

comprehension
hypertext
learning
literature

Declines in Numeracy Skill among University Students: Why Does It Matter?

LeFevre, J-A., Douglas, H. & Wylie, J., 01 Feb 2017, In : Perspectives on Language and Literacy. 43, 1, p. 25-29 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
207 Downloads (Pure)

Verbal and visuospatial working memory in immersion-educated bilingual children

McVeigh, C., Wylie, J. & Mulhern, G., 23 Jan 2017, In : International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
performance
age group
Bilingual children
Working Memory
Immersion
Open Access
File
Anxiety
Psychology
Mathematics
Focus Groups
Teaching

Productive Knowledge of English Binomials by Japanese Learners of English

Morita, M. & Wylie, J., 01 Mar 2016, In : Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education. 19, p. 83-92

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
semantics
online survey
Teaching