Rossana Barros

Rossana did her training to be a psychologist in Costa Rica and she moved to England to do a Masters in Child Development and Learning.

Since 2008 she has worked doing research at the Department of Education at Oxford University and in Peru with an NGO promoting education in most disadvantaged areas.

Book chapters

  • Nunes, T, Barros Baertl, R, Evans, D, Burman, D (2012) “A Game-Based Working Memory Intervention for Deaf Children”, In: S De Wannemacker, S Vandercruysse, G Clarebout (eds.) Serious Games: The Challenge. Communications in Computer and Information Science. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer. 31-39

Journal articles

  • Nunes, T, Bryant, P, Evans, D, Barros, R (2015) “Assessing Quantitative Reasoning in Young Children”, MATHEMATICAL THINKING AND LEARNING. 17(2-3) 178-196.

  • Bryant, P, Nunes, T, Hillier, J, Gilroy, C, Barros, R (2015) “THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ABLE TO DEAL WITH VARIABLES IN LEARNING SCIENCE”, International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education. 13(1) 145-163.

  • Bryant, P, Nunes, T, Barros, R (2014) “The connection between children's knowledge and use of grapho-phonic and morphemic units in written text and their learning at school”, British Journal of Educational Psychology. 84(2) 211-225.

  • Barros, R, Nunes, T, Evans, D, Burman, D (2014) “Improving Deaf Children’s Working Memory through Training”, International Journal of Speech & Language Pathology and Audiology. 2(2) 51-66.

  • Nunes, T, Bryant, P, Barros, R (2012) “The development of word recognition and its significance for comprehension and fluency”, Journal of Educational Psychology. 104(4) 959-973.

  • Nunes, T, Bryant, P, Evans, D, Bell, D, Barros, R (2012) “Teaching children how to include the inversion principle in their reasoning about quantitative relations”, Educational Studies in Mathematics. 79(3) 371-388.

  • Nunes, T, Bryant, P, Barros, R, Sylva, K (2012) “The relative importance of two different mathematical abilities to mathematical achievement”, British Journal of Educational Psychology. 82(1) 136-156.


  • Nunes, T, Bryant, P, Sylva, K, Barros Baertl, R (2009) Development of maths capabilities and confidence in primary school. London:


  • Department staff
  • Research student


  • Research Officer

Research groups

  • Children Learning

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Publications, books and other work