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Maggie has been President of St. John’s College, Oxford, since 2012. Before that, she held a personal Chair in the Department of Psychology at the University of York, where she was Co-Director of the Centre for Reading and Language. Maggie is 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. She served as a member of Sir Jim Rose’s Expert Advisory Group on provision for Dyslexia in 2009. Maggie is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. She was appointed CBE for services to science and the understanding of dyslexia in 2016. For Maggie’s full list of publications, click here.

Charles is Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Education, Oxford, and William Golding Senior Research Fellow at Brasenose College. He has broad research interests in reading, language and memory processes and their development and is an expert on randomized controlled trials in Education. His work on reading development has made important contributions to understanding the role of phonological skills in learning to read. He has also explored the role of wider language skills (particularly vocabulary knowledge and grammatical skills) as influences on the development of reading comprehension. For Charles’ full list of publications, click here.


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