Julie Kirkby

Dr Julie Kirkby

  • 01202 965251
  • jkirkby at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer in Psychology
  • Poole House P119, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

My research interests fall within the fields of Developmental / Cognitive Psychology, in particular reading, language processing, human-computer interaction, and expert perception judgment and visual cognition. I use mobile and static eye movement recording techniques to investigate a variety of aspects of visual and linguistic processing.

The primary goal of my research is to increase our understanding of the causes and outcomes of developmental disorders in childhood and adolescence. In this program of research I am particularly interested in reading and language development. Current projects focus on: Binocular coordination and dyslexia, quantifying efficient performance in classroom copying tasks, parafoveal processing in dyslexia and human-computer interaction in ASD. I am also interested in the use of multimodal virtual reality to benefit learning-based games. In this program I am particularly interested in enhancing cognitive processes involved in learning and training under immersive virtual environments...

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Research

Letter and word spacing and dyslexia: Currently working with Julie Kirkby on an adult reading study comparing the eye movements of dyslexic readers with those of non-dyslexic readers while reading texts varying in horizontal letter and word spacing. The data have been collected at Bournemouth University and we are now in the process of analysing and writing up the results for publication.

Journal Articles

  • Vasilev, M.R., Slattery, T.J., Kirkby, J.A. and Angele, B., 2018. What are the costs of degraded parafoveal previews during silent reading? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 44 (3), 371-386.
  • Vasilev, kirkby, J.A. and Angele, B., 2018. Auditory distraction during reading: A Bayesian meta-analysis of a continuing controversy. Perspectives on Psychological Science.
  • Parker, A.J., Kirkby, J.A. and Slattery, T.J., 2017. Predictability effects during reading in the absence of parafoveal preview. JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, 29 (8), 902-911.
  • Deng, S., Chang, J., Kirkby, J.A. and Zhang, J.J., 2016. Gaze-mouse coordinated movements and dependency with coordination demands in tracing. BEHAVIOUR & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, 35 (8), 665-679.
  • Godwin, H.J., Liversedge, S.P., Kirkby, J.A., Boardman, M., Cornes, K. and Donnelly, N., 2015. The influence of experience upon information-sampling and decision-making behaviour during risk assessment in military personnel. Visual Cognition.
  • Laishley, A.E., Liversedge, S.P. and Kirkby, J.A., 2015. Lexical processing in children and adults during word copying. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 27 (5), 578-593.
  • Godwin, H.J., Liversedge, S.P., Kirkby, J.A., Boardman, M., Cornes, K. and Donnelly, N., 2015. The influence of experience upon information-sampling and decision-making behaviour during risk assessment in military personnel. Visual Cognition, 23 (4), 415-431.
  • Deng, S., Kirkby, J., Chang, J. and Zhang, J., 2014. Multimodality with Eye tracking and Haptics: A New Horizon for Serious Games? International Journal of Serious Games, 1 (4), 17-34.
  • Deng, S., Kirkby, J.A., Chang, J. and Zhang, J.J., 2014. Multimodality with Eye tracking and Haptics: A New Horizon for Serious Games. International Journal of Serious Games.
  • Kirkby, J.A., Blythe, H.I., Drieghe, D., Benson, V. and Liversedge, S.P., 2013. Investigating eye movement acquisition and analysis technologies as a causal factor in differential prevalence of crossed and uncrossed fixation disparity during reading and dot scanning. Behavior Research Methods, 45 (3), 664-678.
  • Schotter, E.R., Blythe, H.I., Kirkby, J.A., Rayner, K., Holliman, N.S. and Liversedge, S.P., 2012. Binocular coordination: Reading stereoscopic sentences in depth. PLoS One, 7 (4).
  • Kirkby, J.A., Blythe, H.I., Drieghe, D. and Liversedge, S.P., 2011. Reading text increases binocular disparity in dyslexic children. PLoS ONE, 6 (11).
  • Kirkby, J.A., Blythe, H.I., Benson, V. and Liversedge, S.P., 2010. Binocular coordination during scanning of simple dot stimuli. Vision Research, 50 (2), 171-180.
  • Kirkby, J., Kuhn, G., Benson, V., Fletcher-Watson, S., Kovshoff, H., McCormick, C.A. and Leekam, S.R., 2009. Eye movements affirm: Automatic overt gaze and arrow cueing for typical adults and adults with autism spectrum disorder. Experimental Brain Research, 155-165.
  • Kirkby, J.A., Webster, L.A.D., Blythe, H.I. and Liversedge, S.P., 2008. Binocular Coordination During Reading and Non-Reading Tasks. Psychological Bulletin, 134 (5), 742-763.
  • Kirkby, J., Leyland, L., Juhasz, B.J., Pollatsek, A. and Liversedge, S.P.. The Influence of Word Shading and Word Length on Eye Movements during Reading. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Chapters

  • Kirkby, J.A., White, S.J. and Blythe, H.I., 2012. Binocular coordination during reading. The Oxford Handbook of Eye Movements.

Conferences

  • Bradley, D., McDougall, S. and Kirkby, J., 2016. Does brand information change users’ initial and later evaluations of website appeal? In: Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (Europe Chapter) Conference 24-26 October 2016 Prague.

PhD Students

  • Abby Laishley

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Bournemouth University Active Vision Workshop (June 2016)
  • Provided a lengthy update (via SKYPE) of our current and past research into the effects of typography on eye movements during reading. And explored mutual interest in additional research projects related to dyslexia.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Binocular coordination and dyslexia (2009)

Memberships

  • Experimental Psychology Society, Member,
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