Staff Profiles

Lynsey O'Rourke

PhD student


Faculty of Health and Life Sciences


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Lynsey completed her Psychology Bachelors degree at Oxford Brookes in 2013 (first class, Hons). As part of this degree she completed the research project 'Extended-writing practice appears to maintain handwriting automaticity in adults' which, along with her dissertation supervisor, Prof. Vince Connelly, she published in 2014. She was working as a research assistant for Vince when the studentship with him became available. Lynsey became a research student in September 2014.

Lynsey's research interests lie broadly in the area of developing and maintaining reading and writing skills. Her current research focuses on understanding how the use of spellcheck impacts writing for individuals with and without dyslexia.