University of Edinburgh

Research Projects

SSC Projects

Associates' Projects

Visual Impairment

  • Prof John Ravenscroft, Depute Head of School & Senior Lecturer, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh and SSC Co-ordinator
    Special Interest: Education of children with visual impairments
    • MoLLVIS project plans to create German language learning apps for Windows, Apple and Android devices.
  • Dr Nadia Northway, Lecturer in Vision Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University
    Special interest: Visual processing, Dyslexia, Eye movements
  • Dr Margaret Woodhouse, School of Optometry & Vision Sciences, Cardiff University
    Special interest: Assessment of vision in children with learning disabilities
  • Dr Andrew Blaikie, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Queen Margaret Hospital
    Special interest: Paediatric ophthalmology, cerebral visual impairment
  • Dr Alison Eardley, Department of Psychology, University of Westminster
    Special interest: Imagination, Imagery, Spatial mental representation in Blind people
  • Dr Joao Roe, Sensory Support Service & University of Birmingham
    Special Interest: Social and emotional inclusion of children with visual impairments and Braille literacy
  • Dr Paula Sterkenburg, Faculty of Psychology & Education, VU University, Amsterdam
    Special Interest: Attachment in the care for persons with visual and intellectual disabilities

Deaf Issues

  • Rachel O'Neill, Lecturer in Deaf Education, University of Edinburgh
    Special interest: BSL Glossary, Deaf education history, Language assessment
    • Research Project: Online Reading (Compares online reading strategies (ie, the use of graphics, text, multiple pages and review strategies) in hearing children who use English and deaf children, who use either English or British Sign Language as a preferred language.)
  • Prof Graham Turner, School of Management and Languages, Heriot Watt University
    Special Interest: BSL interpreting
  • Dr Emily Nordmann, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen (Deaf Education)
    Special interest: Mathematics & deaf children
  • Prof Terezinha Nunes, Professor of Educational Studies, University of Oxford
    Special interest: Mathematics, literacy & deaf children
  • Prof Gary Morgan, DCAL (Deafness Cognition And Language) Research Centre & City University London
    Special Interest: Sign Language studies
  • Dr Laurent Galbrun, Assistant Professor in Acoustics in the School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University
    Special interests: Building Acoustics, Speech Intelligibility Indoors
  • Dr Emmanouela Terlektsi, Post Doctoral Researcher, Oxford Brookes University
    Special Interests: Deaf children's imagination and literacy; children's and young people's social emotional development, safeguarding deaf and hearing children; child development

Additional Support Needs

  • FIESTA Network Facilitating Inclusive Education and Supporting the Transition Agenda, European Project