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Anne Castles is Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Deputy Director and Leader of the Reading Program of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders. 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 is also President of Learning Difficulties Australia.


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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 Output 1993 2019

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Paired associate learning deficits in poor readers: the contribution of phonological input and output processes

Litt, R., Wang, H-C., Sailah, J., Badcock, N. A. & Castles, A., 2019, In : Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 72, 3, p. 616-633 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Paired-Associate Learning
Articulation Disorders
Verbal Learning

A computational model of the self-teaching hypothesis based on the dual-route cascaded model of reading

Pritchard, S. C., Coltheart, M., Marinus, E. & Castles, A., Apr 2018, In : Cognitive Science. 42, 3, p. 722-770 49 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Children reading spoken words: Interactions between vocabulary and orthographic expectancy

Wegener, S., Wang, H. C., de Lissa, P., Robidoux, S., Nation, K. & Castles, A., May 2018, In : Developmental Science. 21, 3, p. 1-9 9 p., e12577.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Eye Movements

Do nonword reading tests for children measure what we want them to? An analysis of year 2 error responses

Castles, A., Polito, V., Pritchard, S., Anandakumar, T. & Coltheart, M., 2018, In : Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties. 23, 2, p. 153-165 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review