Dr Georgia Z. Niolaki

Dr Georgia Z. Niolaki

Coventry University

Biography

Dr Georgia Niolaki is a Lecturer in Psychology at Coventry University, Visiting Research Associate of the UCL’s Institute of Education, a member of the UK Literacy Association (UKLA) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Georgia graduated from University of Thrace, Greece with a BA (Hons) in Education, and went on to complete an MA in Literacy Learning and Literacy Difficulties at the Institute of Education University of London supervised by Professor Jackie Masterson. She continued her PhD at the Institute of Education focusing on predictors of spelling in monolingual and bilingual children with typical and atypical spelling performance and on conducting interventions with monolingual and multilingual children with atypical reading and spelling. During her MA and PhD Georgia published a number of papers in international journals and presented her work at many conferences. Georgia was then a postdoctoral research fellow at Exeter University working on emergent writing of hearing impaired children with Professor Debra Myhill. Georgia is currently a Visiting Research Associate at the UCL, Institute of Education, investigating semantic priming in Greek monolingual children with atypical spelling performance.

Georgia is interested to develop effective interventions for monolingual and multilingual children with reading and spelling difficulties. Georgia is also collaborating with researchers from Dundee University in developing an online Greek children’s word database (HelexKids).

Recent Publications

  • Contribution to the book: Learning and Using Multiple Languages: Current Findings from Research on Multilingualism. Ed. by Jordà, M.P.S., and Falomir, L.P. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 82-109.
  • Niolaki, G.Z., and Masterson, J. (2015) ‘Spelling difficulty in a 10 year old trilingual child: A case study and report of an effective intervention programme’.