Department of Education

Lauren Burton

DPhil Student

College Affiliation: New College

After being awarded an ESRC 1+3 Studentship, Lauren embarked upon her DPhil in 2014.

Prior to her DPhil, Lauren achieved a Distinction in her MSc in Child Development and Education at the University of Oxford and a First Class Degree in her BSc in Psychology at the University of Warwick.

Lauren’s DPhil focuses on the role of morphology in children’s spelling development and investigating the ways of teaching primary school children morphological spelling rules. She has also worked on other aspects of children’s literacy, such as phonology and children’s reading development.


The spelling of a word does not always parallel with the way it sounds: the importance of teaching children morphological spelling rules.

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