I am a full-time Lecturer in Psychology, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society and a member of their Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Occupational Psychology divisions.
I am an active researcher investigating various aspects of developmental dyslexia. My primary research is looking into the investigation of early indicators of developmental dyslexia, particularly in pre-reading children, in order indicate risk and provide those at risk with early interventions. I look at a range of cognitive, language, phonological and motor tasks and their predictive potential. I have also investigated visual aspects of dyslexia by looking at low- and high-level visual processes using psychophysics. Recently, I have extended my research into the role of primary school teachers in dyslexia risk identification drawing on the area of decision making. Also, I am interested in implications of neurodiversity in job recruitment.
I teach on modules that are related to my research interests: Organisational Psychology, Educational Psychology and Child Development. I am passionate about teaching research methods and currently contribute to the third-year module on quantitative and qualitative methods.
If you would like to contact me about working together, speaking at an event, or about potential PhD supervision opportunities, please email me at B.Piotrowska@napier.ac.uk.