Professor Charles Hulme


Professor of Psychology

Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development

Charles Hulme


Professor of Psychology 


Charles 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.  His work led to the development of the Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI) programme.  This programme, now delivered by a spin-out company (, has been made available to over 10,000 schools in England and helped hundreds of thousands of children.

Projects as Principal Investigator, or Lead Academic if project is led by another Institution

  • Neurocognitive dynamics of word learning in developmental language disorder (led by the Univ of Oslo) (15/11/2022 - 15/05/2027), funded by: Research Council of Norway (Forskingsrådet), funding amount received by Brookes: £0


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