Dr Anna Weighall
Reader in Education, Director of MSc Psychology and Education
DPhil Psychology, University of York; BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of York
Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 3633
Dr Weighall is a cognitive developmental psychologist researching the relationships between sleep, memory and learning, spoken language development and vocabulary acquisition in children and adults.
Anna's research interests are broadly concerned with sleep, memory, language learning and cognitive development in children and adults. She applies an experimental approach to understanding factors that contribute to memory and learning, especially vocabulary learning in adults, children and those who speak English as an additional language (EAL). In addition,Anna is interested in the application of implementation science and behaviour change techniques to interventions to improve educational outcomes,. She is interested in the link between physical health and cognitive performance and the extent to which the extent to which interventions to improve physical and mental health and wellbeing may also improve cognitive and educational outcomes for children, young people and their families.
Within the School of Education Anna's work spans the Centre for Early Childhood Education and the Centre for the Study of Literacies
She is a steering group member of the Language and Communication Workstream for the Better Start Bradford project.
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