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Tim completed a PhD examining neural markers of developmental dyslexia under the supervision of Professor Guillaume Thierry at the University of Wales, Bangor (now Bangor University) in 2006. In 2005, Tim moved to the University of Cambridge to investigate auditory processing deficits in children with developmental dyslexia using behavioural and neural measures, under the direction of Professor Usha Goswami. Tim joined the lecturing staff at QUB in September 2009.
Tim is a chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Tim's research interests are broadly in the development of speech and language. His recent work has focused on the auditory precursors to speech processing and the impact that these have on later literacy development. He works with both typically and atypically developing populations of children.
Expertise related to UN SDGs
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Fosker, T., Mead, N. & Huss, M., Feb 2011, In: Journal of cognitive neuroscience. 23, 2, p. 325-337 13 p.
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Auditory sensory processing and phonological development in high IQ and exceptional readers, typically-developing readers and children with dyslexia: A longitudinal studyGoswami, U., Huss, M., Mead, N. & Fosker, T., 27 Aug 2020, (Early online date) In: Child Development. Early Online, p. xx 16 p.
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The impact of care-related factors on the language and communication needs of looked after and adopted children/young peopleMaguire, D., McCormack, D., Downes, C., Teggart, T. & Fosker, T., 04 Jun 2021, (Early online date) In: Developmental Child Welfare.
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Fosker, T., Szewczyk, J., Kałamała, P. & Wodniecka, Z., 10 Jun 2020, (Early online date) In: Studies in Second Language Acquisition. 42, 5, p. 987
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Why learning foreign words is hard: Evidence of shallower encoding for non-native than native sounding wordsMarecka, M., McDonald, A., Madden, G. & Fosker, T., 26 Nov 2020, (Early online date) In: International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.
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Fosker, Tim (Recipient), 05 Mar 2021
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