Charles Hulme (Inducted 2016)

Department of Education, University of Oxford


charles.hulme [at]

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Biographical Statement


Charles Hulme is Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Oxford.  He has broad research interests in reading, language and memory processes and their development and is an expert on randomized controlled trials in Education.  His work on reading development has made important contributions to understanding the role of phonological skills in learning to read.  He has also explored the role of wider language skills (particularly vocabulary knowledge and grammatical skills) as influences on the development of reading comprehension.  His publications include a number of assessment materials including the Phonological Abilities Test (1997), the York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension (YARC, 2009) and Sound Linkage (2014) as well as several books dealing with various aspects of reading development.  He is the former Editor-in –Chief  of the journal ‘Scientific Studies of Reading’ (2007-2009) and is currently a Senior Editor of the Association of Psychological Science’s flagship journal, Psychological Science.  In 2009 he published “Developmental disorders of language, learning and cognition” (Wiley-Blackwell; co-authored with Maggie Snowling).  He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Oslo (2014) and is a member of Academia Europea and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.  He received the Feitelson Research Award from the International Reading Association (1998) and the Marion Welchman International Award for Contributions to the study of Dyslexia from the British Dyslexia Association (2016).