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Anne Castles is Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Scientific Director of the Macquarie University Centre for Reading. Her research focuses on reading development and dyslexia, with a particular interest in variability within the reading-impaired population and the causes of different types of dyslexia. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA) and serves on the Editorial Boards of several journals including Scientific Studies of Reading, Cognitive Neuropsychology and the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. She served as President of Learning Difficulties Australia in 2017-18.


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Projects 2006 2018

See Spot running: Learning to read words with multilpe morphemes

Beyersmann, A. E. & Castles, A.

1/10/16 → …

Project: Research

Appointments and Schedules

Making words stick: Lexical consolidation effects in learning to read

Castles, A., Nation, K., Gaskell, G. & MQRES (International), M. (.

1/02/15 → …

Project: Research

How language develops, what goes wrong, and why it matters: Following the Early Language in Victoria Study to age 13

Castles, A., Reilly, S., Wake, M., Bavin, E., Eadie, P., Mensah, F., Bretherton, L. & Gold, L.

1/01/13 → …

Project: Research


Research Outputs 1993 2020

Learning morphologically complex spoken words: orthographic expectations of embedded stems are formed prior to print exposure

Beyersmann, E., Wegener, S., Nation, K., Prokupzcuk, A., Wang, H. C. & Castles, A., 9 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Eye Movements

Variations in the use of simple and context-sensitive grapheme-phoneme correspondences in English and German developing readers

Schmalz, X., Robidoux, S., Castles, A. & Marinus, E., 18 Jan 2020, In : Annals of Dyslexia. 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

school grade

A neuroethics framework for the Australian Brain Initiative

Australian Brain Alliance, Chakli, K. & Hatherly, C., 6 Feb 2019, In : Neuron. 101, 3, p. 365-369 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


A pericallosal lipoma case with evidence of surface dyslexia

Eckert, M. A., Vaden, K. I., Roberts, D. R., Castles, A. & Dyslexia Data Consortium, Aug 2019, In : Cortex. 117, p. 414-416 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/opinionResearchpeer-review

Embedded stems as a bootstrapping mechanism for morphological parsing during reading development

Beyersmann, A. E., Grainger, J. & Castles, A., Jun 2019, In : Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 182, p. 196-210 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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