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Dr Tim Fosker

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Tim Fosker

Dr Tim Fosker


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Tim completed a BSc in Psychology at University of Wales, Bangor (now Bangor University) in 2001 and completed a PhD under the supervision of Guillaume Thierry also at Bangor in 2006. Tim’s PhD examined event-related potential (ERP) correlates of developmental dyslexia. In 2005, he moved to the University of Cambridge to work as a research associate with Usha Goswami. During his time at Cambridge Tim investigated auditory processing deficits in dyslexic children using behavioural and neural measures. Tim joined the lecturing staff at QUB in September 2009.


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Research Interests

My general research interests are in the development of speech and language. My recent work has focused on the auditory precursors to speech processing and the impact that these have on later literacy development. I work with both typical and atypical populations of children.


As level-1 tutor I coordinate the teaching provided on the whole first year of the undergraduate degree and provide lectures in introductory psychology. At undergraduate I predominately teach in the area of child development. At postgraduate level I teach aspects of language and literacy development on the MSc in Atypical Child Development.

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