Chris Dixon

Chris Dixon

Profile

I gained my undergraduate degree in English Language and Linguistics at the University of York in 2011, followed by a master's degree in Psychology of Education at the University of Manchester in 2013.

After working as a project coordinator on the Wellcome Language and Reading Project at the University of York, I completed a PhD at the University of Sheffield in 2018 on the language and literacy development of children learning English as an Additional Language in primary school.

From 2017-18 I worked as a Researcher at the National Foundation for Educational Research where I contributed on a number of test development projects, including materials for KS1 and KS2 SATs reading papers.

From 2019 to 2022 I served as a Research Fellow on the Dynamic Assessment of Reading Test (DART) project, working with Dr. Hannah Nash in the School of Psychology. More information on the project can be found here

Qualifications

  • BA English Language and Linguistics
  • MEd Psychology of Education
  • PhD Human Communication Sciences