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 the 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 the 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 and exploring the accuracy of their dyslexia risk judgements drawing on the area of decision making as well as into the implications of neurodiversity in work environment.
I teach on modules that are related to my research interests, such as Educational Psychology and Lifespan Development. I am passionate about teaching research methods and currently contribute to the third-year module on quantitative and qualitative methods. Recently, I’ve been exploring the field of Occupational Psychology and I’m currently doing MSc in University of Leicester in this area. I am a module leader for the Organisational Psychology module, delivered both in the UK and Hong Kong.
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.