Emily Harrison Birmingham City University, UK
Dr Emily Harrison is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Birmingham City University. Her main research interests are concerned with understanding how children acquire and develop literacy skills, namely reading, phonological awareness and speech rhythm sensitivity. Emily studied for her undergraduate degree and her PhD at Coventry University, where she conducted her dissertation in the area of reading development, investigating the relationship between reading skills and speech rhythm sensitivity. Her PhD later investigated the effectiveness of a rhythmic-based reading intervention for enhancing literacy skills in children. Emily has worked at Birmingham City University since September 2015, where she is currently the Deputy Course Director on the BSc (Hons) Psychology programme, and leads multiple modules, including the undergraduate dissertation module.