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Elisabeth Herbert

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development, IOE UCLUCL IOE. Programme Director for MA SpLD dyslexia and Programme route leader for the MA in Special and Inclusive Education Specific Learning Difficulties route, UCL

23 years experience as teacher including 10 years as senior advisor for language and literacy for London LA.
UCL IOE Programme Director for MA SpLD dyslexia and Programme route leader for the MA in Special and Inclusive Education Specific Learning Difficulties route.
Lecturer in department of psychology and human development.
Research interests: EdTech, dyslexia, spelling, experiences of children in care.
Knowledge exchange project facilitator lead Centre for Inclusive Education UCL IOE:
Supervision for school leaders
Promoting achievement of looked after children (PALAC)
Maximising the impact of teaching assistants (MITA)

Experience

  • 2021–present
    Associate professor, UCL
  • 2012–2021
    Lecturer , UCL
  • 2002–2012
    Senior advisor , London borough of Islington
  • 1991–2002
    Teacher/SENCO, London Borough of Islington

Education

  • 2011 
    UCL , MA Special and Inclusive Education
  • 1991 
    University of Liverpool , PGCE
  • 1990 
    University of Liverpool , BA Combined Honours

Publications

  • 2022
    Esposito, R., Herbert, E., & Sumner, E. (2022). Capturing variations in how spelling is taught in primary school classrooms in England. British Educational Research Journal,
  • 2021
    Benton, L., Mavrikis, M., Vasalou, A., Joye, N., Sumner, E., Herbert, E., . . . Raftopoulou, C. (2021). Designing for “challenge” in a large-scale adaptive literacy game for primary school children. British Journal of Educational Technology.,
  • 2021
    Vasalou, A., Benton, L., Sumner, E., Ibrahim, S., Herbert, E., & Joye, N. (2021). Do children with reading difficulties benefit from instructional game supports? Exploring children’s attention and understanding of feedback. British Journal of Educational Technology. doi:10.1111/bjet.13145,
  • 2019
    Herbert, E., Benton, L., & Sumner, E. (2019). How do you know if a reading app is any good? [Digital scholarly resource]. Retrieved from https://www.tes.com/news/how-do-you-know-if-reading-app-any-good.,
  • 2019
    Gauthier, A., Benton, L., Bunting, L., Herbert, E., Sumner, E., Mavrikis, M., . . . Vasalou, A. (2022). I Don’t Usually Listen, I Read: How Different Learner Groups Process Game Feedback. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. ACM.,
  • 2018
    Brackenbury, G., Carroll, C., Cameron, C., Herbert, E., Roberts, A., Brown, K., . . . Thompson, S. (2017). Promoting the achievement of looked after children and young people in the London Borough of Hounslow ((Promoting the Achievement of Looked After Children (PALAC)).). London, UK: UCL Institute of Education.,
  • 2018
    Carroll, C., Brackenbury, G., Herbert, E., Lee, F., Roberts, A., Cameron, C., . . . Stanbridge, P. (2018). Promoting the achievement in schools of children and young people in care ((Promoting the Achievement of Looked After Children (PALAC)).). London, UK: UCL Institute of Education.,
  • 2018
    Carroll, C., Herbert, E., Lee, F., James, G., & Holder, N. (2018). Promoting the achievement of looked after children and young people across Cardiff ((Promoting the Achievement of Looked After Children (PALAC)).). London, UK: UCL Institute of Education.,
  • 2018
    Carroll, C., Herbert, E., Lee, F., Dean, S., Coles, M., James, G., & Holder, N. (2018). Promoting the achievement of looked after children and young people across the Central South Consortium in Wales ((Promoting the Achievement of Looked After Children (PALAC)).). London, UK: UCL (Institute of Education).,
  • 2018
    Sumner, E., Herbert, E., Joye, N., Benton, L., & Vasalou, A. (2018). How critical engagements with design can generate gaps and new evidence: A case study of the project ‘iREAD’. Presented at: European Literacy Network Summit.,

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    https://iread-project.eu/
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    EU Horizons 2020

Professional Memberships

  • AMBDA
  • PATOSS
  • Chartered College of Teaching
  • QTS

Honours

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