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Professor Christopher Jarrold


Current Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Units

  • PSYC 31027 Developmental Disorders of Communication

This is a third year course that attracts approximately 90 students.  I am the course coordinator and have full responsibility for all aspects of the unit, including giving all lectures (12 hours) and tutorials (8 hours) and carrying out all marking.  The lectures are supplemented by videoed material and in class demonstrations, and tutorials involve structured, student-led discussions.  Summative assessments are essay based, but the course also contains some formative assessment.


PHD students supervised and co-supervised

  • Liz Smith: 'The effects of interventions in improving verbal short-term memory performance in Down syndrome and the implications for verbal shortterm memory capacity', 2010-
  • Nena Adams: 'The validity of the Stroop task as a test of inhibition, and its relation to reading comprehension in children with autism', 2006-2010
  • Emma Mosse: 'The consequences of a verbal short-term memory in Down syndrome', 2005-2010
  • Catherine Ames: ‘Investigating the influence of central coherence and executive function on the putative precursors of autism’ 2003-2007
  • Harry Purser: ‘A neuropsychological approach to language and short-term memory in Down syndrome’, 2002-2006
  • Matt Brett: ‘The structure of executive functioning and its relation to intelligence’, 2000-2004
  • Yvonne Wren: ‘The development and evaluation of software for use in remediating phonological impairments in children’, 2000-2005 (includes period of suspended study)
  • Alex Bright-Paul: ‘Children’s eyewitness testimony’, 1998-2004 (includes period of suspended study)
  • Emily Farran: ‘Visuo-spatial cognition in Williams syndrome’, 1998-2001