Keynote Speakers

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Please click on the photo of each keynote speaker to discover their biography and more information about the topic they will be speaking about at the BDA International Conference.


Professor Daniel Ansari

The University of Western Ontario

'Building blocks of mathematical competence: evidence from brain & behaviour'


Professor Simon Fisher

Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour in Nijmegen

'A genomic perspective on speech, language and reading'


Professor John Gabrieli

Harvard - MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Massachusetts Institute of Technology

'Cognitive Neuroscience of Dyslexia: From Biology to Remediation'


Professor Linnea Ehri

City University of New York

'Acquisition of Sight Word Reading, Spelling Memory, and Vocabulary Learning: The Role of Orthographic Mapping'


Professor Manuel Casanova

University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

'Dyslexia and Autism: Neuroanatomical Findings Pointing Towards a Spectrum of Cognitive Abilities'


Professor Victor van Daal

Edge Hill University

'A longitudinal study of self-teaching in learning to read and spell'


Professor Susan Gathercole

Cambridge University

'Supporting learners: Where does the evidence lead us?'


Professor Amanda Kirby

University of South Wales

'Dyslexia – into and in employment – latest understanding from research and practice'



Professor Robert Savage

University College London

'Novel recent approaches to early reading intervention'

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