Rhiannon Barrington

Rhiannon Barrington

  • rbarrington at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
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I'm a PhD Student at Bournemouth University working under the supervision of Dr Julie Kirkby and Professor Simon Liversedge. My PhD is titled “Understanding childhood dyslexia by measuring eye-movements during reading: A test of Magnocellular Theory”.

My research investigates the eye movement behaviour of readers with dyslexia. More specifically, foveal and parafoveal processing of children and adults with dyslexia during reading.

I started my PhD at Bournemouth University in 2013 shortly after completing an MSc in Lifespan Neuropsychology. My primary research interests are developmental disorders, visual cognition, eye tracking and reading and language processing.


Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Bournemouth University Active Vision Workshop (June 2016) (19 Jul 2016-20 Jul 2016)
  • Demonstration and Presentation (16 Jul 2015)
  • Presentation (10 Jun 2013)

Conference Presentations

  • European Conference on Eye Movements, Dyslexic Adult Readers show Transposed-Letter Effects in Reading, 16 Aug 2015, Vienna, Austria
  • Experimental Psychology Society, Eye Movements and Parafoveal Processing in Children with and without Dyslexia, 08 Apr 2015, Leeds, UK


  • MSc in Lifespan Neuropsychology (Bournemouth University, 2013)
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology (Bournemouth University, 2012)