UK-China Researcher Links Workshop - 21-23 September 2016

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Improving Literacy: Understanding Reading Development and Reading Difficulties across the Lifespan

Early Career Researchers (ECRs) from UK Universities are invited to apply to participate in a 3-day UK-China Researcher Links Workshop to be held at Tianjin Normal University in Tianjin, China, on 21-23 September 2016.  Funding is available on a competitive basis to cover visa, flights, other travel costs and accommodation and meals during the workshop.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together UK and China researchers to better understand typical and atypical reading development and effects of aging on reading for English, Chinese and minority languages in China (including Mongolian and Uyghur).

The workshop will include keynote talks by UK and China researchers, including Xuejun Bai (Tianjin Normal University), Holly Joseph (University of Reading), Maihefulaiti Kanji (Xinjiang Normal University), Xingshan Li (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing), Simon Liversedge (University of Southampton), Kevin Paterson (University of Leicester), Erik Reichle (University of Southampton), and Guoli Yan (Tianjin Normal University).

ECRs from the UK and China will give short (15 minute) talks or poster presentations of their research. The workshop will, in addition, include sessions on Linear Mixed Effects Modelling and Computational Modelling, and mentoring and networking sessions.

ECRs are defined as researchers with less than 10 years research experience post-PhD.  Further information about the workshop and the application form is avaible below.  The application form should be returned to Kathryn Smith [].  Informal enquiries can be sent to Kevin Paterson []

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