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Dr Erin Dysart-Stephenson



I gained my BA (Hons) in Psychology and Management at The University of Bradford and went on to complete my MSc in Developmental Disorders of Learning and Cognition at the University of York. I went on to do my PhD investigating the Parallels Between Word and Action Learning in 3 and 4 year olds at the University of Hull, supervised by Dr Kevin Riggs.


Following my PhD I went on to work as a Dissertation Supervisor in the Psychology Department at the University of York and a Research Project Coordinator for a large scale numerical project run by Dr Silke Goebel at the University of York. I also work as a Research Coordinator for the North Yorkshire Coast Research Schools.

Departmental roles

I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Better Start Bradford Language and Communication Stream in the Psychology and Education Research Centre (PERC).



My research is broadly in the field of children’s early language development. I am particularly interested in word learning via fast mapping and slow mapping. I also have a keen interest in children's early numerical development and childhood resilience.

Research group(s)

External activities


  • Member of the Language and Reading Research in Yorkshire (LARRY) group
  • Member of the British Psychological Society

Contact details

Department of Education
University of York
YO10 5DD

Tel: +44 (0)1904 323176