Nichola is a Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University in the Centre for Psychological Research. She is the Subject Coordinator for the BSc (Hons) Psychology programme and teaches on a range of undergraduate modules, mainly in the area of language and literacy and has an interest in neurodevelopmental disorders, including Dyslexia, Developmental Language Disorder and Developmental Coordination Disorder.
Areas of expertise
- Language and literacy development
- Developmental assessment
Teaching and supervision
- Memory and Language (Module Leader)
- Developmental Psychology (Module Leader)
- Understanding Developmental Disorders
- Topics in Developmental Psychology
- Psychology Project
- Social and Cognitive Development
- Psychology Project
|Teresa Joyce||Executive Function in children with and without Developmental Coordination Disorder||2021|
Nichola has a BA (Hons) in Philosophy from University College London, a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Birkbeck College and a MA in Linguistics and PhD in Psycholinguistics from University College London. Nichola is also a qualified BPS assessor and previously worked for Dyslexia Action. She has an interest in assessment and is working with colleagues on the identification and development of tools to assist practitioners working in Higher Education, mostly recently on the development of the Writing Quality Scale. She also worked with the international test publisher, Hogrefe Ltd. to produce a UK adaptation of The Intelligence and Development Scales - 2nd Edition (IDS-2).
- Research Excellence Award - Written Composition and Typing Speed Assessment Tools (Ref: 1155 - A310207)
- UK Standardisation of the Intelligence & Development Scales (IDS-2)
Centres and institutes
Joyce T, Vanzan S, Stuart N, Barnett A, 'Inhibition skills in children with developmental coordination disorder'
Developmental Neuropsychology 48 (4) (2023) pp.147-161
ISSN: 8756-5641 eISSN: 1532-6942Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Stuart NJ, Barnett AL, 'The Writing Quality Scale (WQS): A new tool to identify writing difficulties in students '
British Journal of Special Education 50 (2) (2023) pp.258-267
ISSN: 0952-3383 eISSN: 1467-8578Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Stuart NJ, Barnett AL, 'Assessing writing skills in Higher Education: speed, legibility, and quality'
Patoss Bulletin 36 (1) (2023) pp.68-81
ISSN: 1476-1521Abstract Open Access on RADAR
Fogel Y, Stuart N, Joyce T, Barnett AL, 'Relationships between motor skills and executive functions in Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD): A systematic review'
Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy 30 (3) (2021) pp.344-356
ISSN: 1103-8128 eISSN: 1651-2014Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Stuart NJ, Connelly V, Dockrell JE, 'Written verb use and diversity in children with Developmental Language Disorder: Stepping stones to academic writing'
Reading and Writing 33 (1) (2019) pp.67-96
ISSN: 0922-4777 eISSN: 1573-0905Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Tuomainen O, Stuart NJ, van der Lely H, 'Phonetic categorisation and cue weighting in adolescents with Specific Language Impairment (SLI)'
Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics 29 (7) (2015) pp.557-572
ISSN: 0269-9206 eISSN: 1464-5076Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Stuart NJ, van der Lely H, 'The role of aspect in understanding tense: an investigation with adolescents with SLI'
International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders 50 (2015) pp.187-201
ISSN: 1368-2822 eISSN: 1460-6984Abstract Published here
Gallon N, Harris J, Van der Lely H, 'Non-word repetition: An investigation of phonological complexity in children with Grammatical SLI'
Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics 21 (6) (2007) pp.435-455
ISSN: 0269-9206 eISSN: 1464-5076Abstract Published here
Memberships of professional bodies
- CPsychol AFBPsS, British Psychological Society
- Fellow, Higher Education Academy
- Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing
- Included in the British Psychological Society's Register of Qualifications in Test Use