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Language Skills and Learning to Read with Kate Nation

May 2 Event Canceled

Due to travel and group gathering restrictions we have had to cancel our planned Access to the Experts Event with Kate Nation of ReadOxford.

Please take some time to read this 2018 paper by Kate Nation on Ending the Reading Wars: Reading Acquisition From Novice to Expert to learn more about her research.

Ending the Reading Wars Article


Professor Kate Nation

Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford; Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford

Kate Nation is Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St John's College, Oxford. Her research is concerned with how people learn and process language, with a particular focus on written language. She is interested in a range of questions concerning the nature of reading and its development, from how children begin to recognize words through to how meaning is extracted and constructed as people read. Her research spans both typical and atypical development. She has contributed to building links between psychological research and educational policy and practice. She has served on a number of Editorial Boards and her research has been recognized with awards from the British Psychological Society, the Experimental Psychology Society and in 2018 she received the Eminent Researcher Award from Learning Difficulties Australia.  She directs ReadOxford, and the Language and Cognitive Development Research Group at the University of Oxford. For more information, see and follow Kate on twitter @ReadOxford.

Dr. Kate Nation