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Dr Janet Vousden


janet.vousden@coventry.ac.uk

Senior Research Assistant in Reading Development
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences
FACULTY OF HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCES
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB
Building: James Starley Building
Room: JS242
Biography:

I graduated from King’s College London with a BSc in Computer Science, and went on to complete a PhD in Psychology at Warwick University. I completed many years as a postdoctoral research fellow at Warwick University working in short-term memory and reading research with Prof. Gordon Brown. Since 2009 I have worked in the area of reading development as a research fellow at Coventry University.

I am interested in computational modelling of reading development as well as behavioural studies of reading development.

Mission Statement:

My recent research was inspired by the desire to understand the role of what it is that children have to learn when learning to read and how this could shape the way reading is taught. The end goal is to improve reading instruction for all children.

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Qualifications

  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of Warwick
  • B.Sc (Hons), Computer Science, Kings College, London

Research Interests

  • Statistical Modelling and Reading Instruction
  • Contextual Diversity
  • Scale Invariance of Memory
  • Language and Reading Development

Selected Outputs

  • Vousden, J.I., Ellefson, M.R., Solity, J.E., and Chater, N. (2011) 'Simplifying Reading: Applying the Simplicity Principle to Reading'. Cognitive Science 35 (1), 34-78. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1551-6709.2010.01134.x
  • Brown, G.D.A., Vousden, J.I., and McCormack, T. (2009) 'Memory retrieval as temporal discrimination'. Journal of Memory and Language 60 (1), 194-208. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2008.09.003
  • Vousden, J.I. (2008) 'Units of English spelling-to-sound mapping: A rational approach to reading instruction'. Applied Cognitive Psychology 22 (2), 247-272. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acp.1371
  • Brown, G.D.A., Della Sala, S., Foster, J., and Vousden, J.I. (2007) 'Amnesia, rehearsal, and temporal distinctiveness models of recall'. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 14 (2), 256-260. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/BF03194061
  • Vousden, J.I., and Maylor, E.A. (2006) 'Speech errors across the lifespan'. Language and Cognitive Processes 21 (1-3), 48-77. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01690960400001838
  • Elvevag, B., Brown, G.D.A., McCormack, T., Vousden, J.I., and Goldberg, T.E. (2004) 'Identification of tone duration, line length and letter position: An experimental approach to timing and working memory deficits in schizophrenia'. Journal of Abnormal Psychology 113 (4), 509-521. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0021-843X.113.4.509
  • Vousden, J.I., Brown, G.D.A., and Harley, T.A. (2000) 'Serial control of phonology in speech production: A hierarchical model'. Cognitive Psychology 41 (2), 101-175. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/cogp.2000.0739
  • McCormack, T.M., Brown, G.D.A., Vousden, J.I., and Henson, R.N.A. (2000) 'Children’s serial recall errors: Implications for short-term memory development'. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 76 (3), 222-252. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/jecp.1999.2550
  • Brown, G.D.A., Vousden, J.I., McCormack, T.M., and Hulme, C. (1999) 'The development of memory for serial order: A temporal-contextual distinctiveness model'. International Journal of Psychology 34 (5-6). Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/002075999399747
  • Maylor, E.A., Vousden, J.I., and Brown, G.D.A. (1999) 'Adult age differences in short-term memory for serial order: Data and a model'. Psychology and Aging 14 (4), 572-594. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0882-7974.14.4.572

Selected Funding

  • 2012-2013, The development of irregular word reading: the role of word knowledge, British Academy, £7,500
  • 2008, Contextual diversity effects in linguistic and non-linguistic stimuli: an empirical investigation, University of Warwick
  • 2007-2008, Rational analysis of reading: Identifying optimal representations and the implications for reading instruction, ESRC, £84,000

Teaching

  • 136PY: Introduction to Psychology

Other Responsibilities

  • Supervision
  • Tutoring

Dr Janet Vousden

Senior Research Assistant in Reading Development
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences
FACULTY OF HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCES
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB
Building: James Starley Building
Room: JS242
Biography:

I graduated from King’s College London with a BSc in Computer Science, and went on to complete a PhD in Psychology at Warwick University. I completed many years as a postdoctoral research fellow at Warwick University working in short-term memory and reading research with Prof. Gordon Brown. Since 2009 I have worked in the area of reading development as a research fellow at Coventry University.

I am interested in computational modelling of reading development as well as behavioural studies of reading development.

Mission Statement:

My recent research was inspired by the desire to understand the role of what it is that children have to learn when learning to read and how this could shape the way reading is taught. The end goal is to improve reading instruction for all children.

View Janet's expert directory profile.


Qualifications

  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of Warwick
  • B.Sc (Hons), Computer Science, Kings College, London

Research Interests

  • Statistical Modelling and Reading Instruction
  • Contextual Diversity
  • Scale Invariance of Memory
  • Language and Reading Development

Selected Outputs

  • Vousden, J.I., Ellefson, M.R., Solity, J.E., and Chater, N. (2011) 'Simplifying Reading: Applying the Simplicity Principle to Reading'. Cognitive Science 35 (1), 34-78. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1551-6709.2010.01134.x
  • Brown, G.D.A., Vousden, J.I., and McCormack, T. (2009) 'Memory retrieval as temporal discrimination'. Journal of Memory and Language 60 (1), 194-208. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2008.09.003
  • Vousden, J.I. (2008) 'Units of English spelling-to-sound mapping: A rational approach to reading instruction'. Applied Cognitive Psychology 22 (2), 247-272. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acp.1371
  • Brown, G.D.A., Della Sala, S., Foster, J., and Vousden, J.I. (2007) 'Amnesia, rehearsal, and temporal distinctiveness models of recall'. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 14 (2), 256-260. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/BF03194061
  • Vousden, J.I., and Maylor, E.A. (2006) 'Speech errors across the lifespan'. Language and Cognitive Processes 21 (1-3), 48-77. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01690960400001838
  • Elvevag, B., Brown, G.D.A., McCormack, T., Vousden, J.I., and Goldberg, T.E. (2004) 'Identification of tone duration, line length and letter position: An experimental approach to timing and working memory deficits in schizophrenia'. Journal of Abnormal Psychology 113 (4), 509-521. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0021-843X.113.4.509
  • Vousden, J.I., Brown, G.D.A., and Harley, T.A. (2000) 'Serial control of phonology in speech production: A hierarchical model'. Cognitive Psychology 41 (2), 101-175. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/cogp.2000.0739
  • McCormack, T.M., Brown, G.D.A., Vousden, J.I., and Henson, R.N.A. (2000) 'Children’s serial recall errors: Implications for short-term memory development'. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 76 (3), 222-252. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/jecp.1999.2550
  • Brown, G.D.A., Vousden, J.I., McCormack, T.M., and Hulme, C. (1999) 'The development of memory for serial order: A temporal-contextual distinctiveness model'. International Journal of Psychology 34 (5-6). Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/002075999399747
  • Maylor, E.A., Vousden, J.I., and Brown, G.D.A. (1999) 'Adult age differences in short-term memory for serial order: Data and a model'. Psychology and Aging 14 (4), 572-594. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0882-7974.14.4.572

Selected Funding

  • 2012-2013, The development of irregular word reading: the role of word knowledge, British Academy, £7,500
  • 2008, Contextual diversity effects in linguistic and non-linguistic stimuli: an empirical investigation, University of Warwick
  • 2007-2008, Rational analysis of reading: Identifying optimal representations and the implications for reading instruction, ESRC, £84,000

Teaching

  • 136PY: Introduction to Psychology

Other Responsibilities

  • Supervision
  • Tutoring