Nicola Dawson

Research Speech and Language Therapist
Specialist topics: Developmental Language Disorder; Speech & Language Research; Literacy interventions; Literacy and links to mental health

Nicky works within the team to support and develop research on interventions for children and young people with DLD. She splits her time at the Institute with her role as Research Associate in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, where she is working on a number of projects relating to children’s language and literacy development.

Nicky qualified as a speech and language therapist in 2010 and worked in mainstream schools for 3 years with a varied caseload. She subsequently worked as a research assistant on a longitudinal project examining the relationship between reading and vocabulary in adolescents. She completed her PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2019, and joined the University of Oxford as a postdoctoral researcher.

Nicky’s research interests include morphology and the links between language and areas such as literacy and mental health, and she is looking forward to working with the team to develop evidence-based interventions to support children with DLD in these areas.

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