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Professor & Principal of Collingwood College in the School of EducationCA104+44 (0) 191 33 45011

Biography

Julian (Joe) Elliott joined Durham University in 2004 from the University of Sunderland where he was Acting Dean of the School of Education and Lifelong Learning. Prof. Elliott taught in mainstream and special schools prior to practising as an LEA educational psychologist.
A Chartered Psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychological Society, he is registered to engage in clinical practice as an educational psychologist by the Health Professions Council. He is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences and a member of the REF 2014 Education Panel.
His research and teaching interests include dyslexia, achievement motivation, working memory difficulties, SEN, behaviour management, cognitive education, and psychological assessment. His research involves ongoing collaborations with partners in Europe, the United States, Asia and Australia.

The Dyslexia Debate, 2014

The Dyslexia Debate: Book Flyer (flyer)
The Dyslexia Debate: Research Briefing (Briefing)
The Dyslexia Debate: Book Launch Conferences April 22/23/24, 2014 (Conferences)
Conference: The End of Dyslexia in Higher Education? May 7, 2014 (Advert)

Joe is a member of the Physical Wellbeing in Schools project. For further information, please see http://www.move-project.org.uk/

Completed Supervisions (since 2008)

Developing Children's Cognitive Functions and Increasing Learning Effectiveness: An Intervention Using the Bright Start Cognitive Curriculum for Young Children

An application of the Triarchic Theory of Intelligence to students of English in a Taiwanese university: Reflections of an action researcher

Learning Patterns of Engineering Students in a Singapore Tertiary Education Context and the Implications for Continuing Education in the Field of Engineering

Research interests

  • Reading Disability/ Dyslexia
  • Behaviour Problems in Children
  • Cross-cultural influences in Learning and Behaviour

Research groups

Research Projects

Awarded Grants

  • 2013: Project Based Learning(£4754.00 from Education Endowment Foundation)
  • 2009: Aurora Project - University of Yale(£30458.23 from Yale University, Child Study Centre)
  • 2006: WORKING MEMORY AND LEARNING IN SCHOOL(£200051.18 from ESRC)
  • 2004: PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT(£14992.00 from CEA@Southwark)
  • 2004: THE MEANINGS OF LEARNING, ACHIEVEMENT(£11601.00 from William T. Grant Foundation)
  • 2004: THINKING SKILL TAXONOMIES(£964.00 from Learning and Skills Network Limited)
  • 2003: IPRN - PROMOTING BEHAVIOUR 4 LEARNING(£63231.00 from Training and Development Agency for Schools)

Esteem Indicators

  • 2006: Keynote presentation: Invitation to give the Ruth Wong Memorial Lecture at the 2006 Annual Conference at the Singapore Educational Research Association
  • 2005: Interview by EducationNews.org: Interviewed on work in achievement motivation by EducationNews.org, the world's leading education website.
  • 2004: Sabbatical at Yale University: Invited by Professor Robert Sternberg to take up a sabbatical at Yale University in 2004. Has been an Affiliate of the Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies and Expertise at Yale, and latterly, Tufts, since then. Collaborating and publishing with Professor Sternberg and his team on several projects.
  • 2003: IACEP: President of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology (2003-2005)
  • Channel 4 documentary on Dyslexia: Following publication of book examining work with children with SEN, was invited to take a significant part in a Channel 4 documentary on dyslexia. Was intervied extensively in the national media and attracted considerable international interest. Asked to write an article on the topic for Education Canada and invited to Northern Ireland to give a seminar to the CCEA
  • Editorial Boards: Member of Editorial Boards of: British Educational REsearch Journal (twice during the period) Comparative Education Educational and Child Psychology British Journal of Special Education and Support for Learning
  • Presentations on work: Invited to present on work in two different research areas; achievement motivation and dynamic assessment, at many leading world universities including Yale (twice), Brown, Tennessee (Knoxville), Moscow State, Hertzen (St. Petersburg), Sydney & Geneva as well as several in the UK (Cambridge, Birmingham & Stirling).

Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Education: Many issues to do with children's development, behaviour and learning, both in relation to UK and internationally
  • Psychology: Many issues to do with children's development, behaviour and learning, both in relation to UK and internationally
  • Child health: Many issues to do with children's development, behaviour and learning, both in relation to UK and internationally
  • Education: Childen with special educational needs, e.g. ADHD, dyslexia and conduct disorders
  • Psychology: Childen with special educational needs, e.g. ADHD, dyslexia and conduct disorders
  • Education: Education practices in different countries
  • Education: Teacher and parent skills in relation to behaviour management
  • Psychology: Teacher and parent skills in relation to behaviour management

Publications

Authored book

Chapter in book

  • Elliott, J.G. (2015). Teacher Expertise. In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition. Wright, J. New York: Elsevier. 56-59.
  • Place, M. & Elliott, J.G. (2014). The Importance of the E in EBD. In The Sage Handbook of Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties, 2nd Edition. Garner, P., Kaufman, P. & Elliot, J.G. New York: Sage.
  • Elliott, J.G. (2014). Teachers' craft knowledge and EBD. In The Sage Handbook of Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties, 2nd Edition. Garner, P., Kaufman, P. & Elliot, J.G. New York: Sage.
  • Elliott, J.G. & Girgorenko, E.L. (2012). Reading disabilities. In The Routledge International Handbook on Learning. Jarvis, P. Routledge: London.
  • Elliott, J. & Tymms, P. (2012). What the evidence says and what we need to investigate. In Contemporary Debates in Childhood Education and Development. Suggate, S. & Reese, E. Routledge. 275-284.
  • Resing, W., Elliott, J.G. & Grigorenko, E.L. (2012). Dynamic teting and assessment. In Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. Seel, N. Springer: New York.
  • Elliott, J.G. & Resing, W. (2012). Cross-cultural factors in learning and motivation. In Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. Seel, N. Springer: New York.
  • Smith, P. & Elliott, J.G. (2011). Social Problems in Schools. In Introduction to Developmental Psychology. Slater, A.M. & Bremner, J.G. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Elliott, J.G. & Tymms, P.B. (2011). What is the pedagogical value of homework? In Contemporary debates on child development and education. Suggate, S. & Reese, E. Routledge.
  • Elliott, J.G., Grigorenko, E.L. & Resing, W. (2010). Dynamic assessment. In International Encyclopedia of Education. New York: Elsevier. 3.
  • Gibbs, S.J. & Elliott, J.G. (2010). Dyslexia: a categorical falsehood without validity or utility. In Advances in learning and behavioral disabilities: Vol. 2 Literacy and Learning. Scruggs, T.E. & Mastropieri, M.A. Bingley: Emerald. Vol. 2.
  • Tan, M., Aljughaiman, A., Elliott, J.G., Kornilov, S.A., Ferrando Prieto, M., Bolden, D.S., Adams-Shearer, K., Chart, H.E., Newman, T., Jarvin, L., Sternberg, R.J. & Girgorenko, E.L. (2009). Considering Language and Culture: The international translation and adaptation of the Aurora Assessment Battery. In Assessment of Abilities and Competencies in the Era of Globalization. Grigorenko, E. New York: Springer.
  • Tan, M., Aljughaiman, A.M., Elliott, J.G., Kornilov, S.A., Prieto, M., Bolden, D., Adams-Shearer, K., Chart, H., Newman, T., Jarvin, L., Sternberg, R.J. & Grigorenko, E.L. (2009). Considering language, culture and cognitive abilities: The international translation and adaptation of the Aurora Assessment Battery. In Multicultural Psychoeducational Assessment. Grigorenko, E.L. (ed) New York: Springer. 443-468.
  • Elliott, J. (2009). Motivation and behaviour in Russian schools the impact of globalisation upon the Soviet educational legacy. In The World Yearbook of Education 2009: Childhood Studies and the Impact of Globalization: Policies and Practices at Global and Local Levels. Fleer, M., Hedegaard, E. & Tudge, J. (eds) New York: Routledge. 233-253.
  • Elliott, J. (2009). Western influences upon post-Soviet Education. In The World Yearbook of Education 2009: Childhood Studies and the Impact of Globalization: Policies and Practices at Global and Local Levels. Fleer, M., Hedegaard, M. & Tudge, J. New York: Routledge.
  • Elliott, J.G. & Gibbs, S. (2009). Does dyslexia exist? In New Philosophies of Learning. Cigman, R. & Davis, R. Oxford: Blackwell. 115-130.
  • Elliott, J. (2008). The Art and Heart of a Skilled Teacher: A Personal Reflection. In The Ones We Remember. Scholars Reflect on Teachers who made a Difference. Pajares, F. & Urdan, T. Information Age Publishing.
  • Elliott, J.G. (2007). Ecosystemic perspectives on student behaviour: Why teachers in training need to see the bigger picture. In Advances in learning and behavioural disabilities. International perspectives. Scruggs, T.E. & Mastropieri, M.A. Oxford, UK: Elsevier. 20: 57-77.
  • N. Hufton & J. Elliott (2004). Motivation theory and the management of motivation to learn in school. In Understanding Pupil Behaviour in Schools: A Diversity of Approaches. J. Wearmouth, R.C. Richmond, T. Glynn & M. Berryman London: David Fulton Publishers.

Edited book

  • Garner, P., Kauffman, J. & Elliott, J.G. (2014). The SAGE Handbook of Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties. SAGE Publications Ltd.
  • Elliott, J. & Grigorenko, E. (2008). Western Educational Theory and Practice in Diverse Contexts. London: Routledge.
  • J. Bempechat & J. Elliott (2002). Learning in culture and context: Approaching the complexities of achievement motivation in student learning. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, No. 96. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.

Journal Article

Other (Print)

  • Higgins, S., Baumfield, V., Newton, D. & Elliott, J. (2009). Developing effective multimedia instruction for expert learners. American Journal of Psychology 567-569.

Report

  • Elliott, J., Harker, E. & Oglethorpe, B. (2004). Lessons from study support for compulsory learning, Research Report No. 529. Department for Education and Skills. London, H.M.S.O.

Supervision students