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Maggie Snowling

Professor of Psychology


I took up the role of President of St. John’s in September 2012. Before that I held a personal Chair in the Department of Psychology at the University of York where I was Co-Director of the Centre for Reading and Language. My research focuses on children’s language and learning and I am specifically interested in the nature and causes of children’s reading difficulties and how best to ameliorate them.

I completed my first degree at Bristol and my doctorate at University College London. I am also professionally qualified as a clinical psychologist. I am a Past-President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading and one of the Joint Editors of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. I served as a member of Sir Jim Rose’s Expert Advisory Group on provision for Dyslexia in 2009 and as an expert member of the Education for All: Fast Track Initiative group in Washington DC in 2011.

I am a Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

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