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Prof Joe Elliott

Professor in the School of Education
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 45011
Principal of Collingwood College

Contact Prof Joe Elliott (email at joe.elliott@durham.ac.uk)

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 Groups

School of Education

  • Assessment, Evaluation and Effectiveness
  • Individuals and Contexts in Education

Research Projects

School of Education

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

Authored book

  • Elliott, J., Nicholson, R. & Winch, C. (2016). Dyslexia: Developing the Debate. Bloomsbury Academic.
  • Armstrong, D., Hallett, F., Elliott, J. & Hallett, G. (2016). Understanding Child and Adolescent Behaviour in the Classroom: Research and Practice for Teachers. Cambridge University Press.
  • Elliott, J. & Grigorenko, E.L. (2014). The Dyslexia Debate. Cambridge Cambridge University Press.
  • Elliott, J.G. & Place, M. (2012). Children in Difficulty. Routledge: London.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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. & Resing, W. (2012). Cross-cultural factors in learning and motivation. In Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. Seel, N. Springer: New York.
  • 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. & 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.
  • 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.G. & Gibbs, S. (2009). Does dyslexia exist? In New Philosophies of Learning. Cigman, R. & Davis, R. Oxford: Blackwell. 115-130.
  • 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. (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.

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.

Journal Article

  • Vogelaar, B., Bakker, M., Elliott, J.G. & Resing, W.C.M. (2017). Dynamic testing and test anxiety amongst gifted and average-ability children. British Journal of Educational Psychology 87(1): 75-89.
  • Resing, W.C.M., Bakker, M., Pronk, C.M.E. & Elliott, J.G. (2017). Progression paths in children’s problem solving: The influence of dynamic testing, initial variability, and working memory. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 153: 83-109.
  • Resing, W.C.M., Bakker, M., Pronk, C.M.E. & Elliott, J. (2016). Dynamic testing and transfer: An examination of children's problem-solving strategies. Learning and Individual Differences 49: 110-119.
  • Tsai, J.L., Ang, J.Y.Z., Blevins, E., Goernandt, J., Fung, H.H., Jiang, D., Elliott, J., Kolzer, A., Uchida, Y., Lee, Y.-C., Lin, Y., Zhang, X., Govindama, Y. & Haddouk, L. (2016). Leaders’ smiles reflect cultural differences in ideal affect. Emotion 16(2): 183-195.
  • Resing, W.C.M., Touw, K.W.J., Veerbeek, J. & Elliott, J. (2016). Progress in the inductive strategy-use of children from different ethnic backgrounds: a study employing dynamic testing. Educational Psychology
  • Mourgues, C., Tan, M., Hein, S., Elliott, J.G. & Grigorenko, E.L. (2016). Using creativity to predict future academic performance: An application of Aurora's five subtests for creativity. Learning and Individual Differences 51: 378-386.
  • Elliott, J. & Resing, W.C.M. (2015). Can Intelligence Testing Inform Educational Intervention for Children with Reading Disability? Journal of Intelligence 3(4): 137-157.
  • Della Salla, S. & Elliott, J.G. (2015). I problem nella diagnosi della dislessa e il mercato che circonda la sua valutazione: un’intervista a Julian Elliott = The problems in diagnosing dyslexia and the market surrounding its assessment: An Interview with Julian Elliott. Query 23: 35-40.
  • Elliott, J.G. (2015). The Author’s response to peer commentary. Psychology of Education Review 39(1): 35-36.
  • Gibbs, S. & Elliott, J.G. (2015). The differential effects of labelling: how do ‘dyslexia’ and ‘reading difficulties’ affect teachers’ beliefs. European Journal of Special Needs Education 30(3): 323-337.
  • Elliott, J.G. (2015). The Dyslexia Debate: Actions, reactions, and over-reactions. Psychology of Education Review 39(1): 6-16.
  • Resing, W.C., Tunteler, E. & Elliott, J.G. (2015). The effect of dynamic testing with electronic prompts and scaffolds on children's inductive reasoning: A microgenetic study. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology 14(2): 231-251.
  • Elliott, J.G. (2015). The myths of dyslexia. British Psychological Society, North-East 2: 42-47.
  • Holmes, J., Hilton, K.A., Place, M., Alloway, T.P., Elliott, J.G. & Gathercole, S.E. (2014). Children with low working memory and children with ADHD: same or different? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8: 976.
  • Elliott, J.G. (2014). Lessons from abroad: Whatever happened to pedagogy? Comparative Education 50(1): 27-44.
  • Elliott, J.G. & Grigorenko, E.L. (2014). The Dyslexia Debate. The Psychologist 27(8): 576-580.
  • Elliott, J. (2014). The Dyslexia Debate: More heat than light? Learning Disabilities Australia 46(1&2): 12-13.
  • Elliott, J. (2014). The Dyslexia Debate: Some key myths. Learning Disabilities Australia 46(1&2): 4-6.
  • Elliott, J.G. (2014). Time to rethink dyslexia? Times Higher Education 2142: 34
  • Stemler, S.E., Elliott, J.G., McNeish, D., Grigorenko, E.L. & Sternberg, R.J. (2012). Examining the construct and cross-cultural validity of the Teaching Excellence rating Scale (TERS). The International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment 9(2): 121-138.
  • Kornilov, S.A., Tan, M., Elliott, J.G., Sternberg, R.J. & Grigorenko, E.L. (2012). Gifted Identification with Aurora: Widening the Spotlight. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment 30(1): 117-133.
  • Lauchlan, F., Resing, W. & Elliott, J. (2011). Computerised assessment and its contribution to educational psychology. Educational and Child Psychology 28(3).
  • Resing, W.C., Steijn, W.M.P., Xenidou-Dervou, I., Stevenson, C.E. & Elliott, J. (2011). Computerized dynamic testing: A study of the potential of an approach using sensor technology. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology 10(2): 178-194.
  • Resing, W. & Elliott, J.G. (2011). Dynamic testing with tangible electronics: Measuring children's change in strategy use with a series completion task. British Journal of Educational Psychology 81(4): 579-605.
  • Elliott, J., Stemler, S.E., Grigorenko, E.L., Sternberg, R.J. & Hoffman, N. (2011). The socially skilled teacher and the development of tacit knowledge. British Educational Research Journal 37(1): 83-103.
  • Elliott, J., Gathercole, S.E., Alloway, T.P., Holmes, J. & Kirkwood, H. (2010). An evaluation of a classroom-based intervention to help overcome working memory difficulties and improve long-term academic achievement. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology 9(3): 227-250.
  • Alloway, T., Gathercole, S. & Elliott, J.G. (2010). Examining the link between working memory behaviour and academic attainment in students with ADHD. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 52(7): 632-636.
  • Alloway, T.P., Elliott, J.G., Holmes, J. & Place, M. (2010). Exploring the link between attention and working memory in clinical and community samples. Child Neuropsychology 16: 242-254.
  • Urwick, J. & Elliott, J.G. (2010). International orthodoxy versus national realities: Inclusive schooling and the education of children with disabilities in Lesotho. Comparative Education 47(2): 137-150.
  • Hall, B., Place, M.P. & Elliott, J.G. (2010). Self harm through cutting - Evidence from a sample of schools in the North of England. Pastoral Care in Education 28(1): 33-43.
  • Holmes, J., Gathercole, S.E., Place, M., Alloway, T.P., Elliott, J. & Hilton, K. A. (2010). The diagnostic utility of executive function assessments in the identification of ADHD in children. Child and Adolescent Mental Health 15(1): 37-43.
  • Alloway, T.P., Elliott, J.G. & Holmes, J. (2010). The prevalance of ADHD-like symptoms in a community sample. Journal of Attention Disorders 14(1): 52-56.
  • Holmes, J., Gathercole, S.E., Place, M., Dunning, D.L., Hilton, K.L. & Elliott, J.G. (2010). Working memory deficits can be overcome: Impacts of training and medication on working memory in children with ADHD. Applied Cognitive Psychology 24(6): 827-836.
  • Nguyen, P.M., Terlouw, C., Pilot, A. & Elliott, J. (2009). Cooperative learning that features a culturally appropriate pedagogy. British Educational Research Journal 35(6): 857-873.
  • Nguyen, M., Elliott, J., Terlouw, C. & Pilot, A. (2009). Neocolonialism in education: Cooperative learning, Western pedagogy in an Asian Context. Comparative Education 45(1): 109-130.
  • Resing, W., Elliott, J.G. & Higgins, S.E. (2009). Reasoning in children and adolescents. Educational and Child Psychology 26(3).
  • Beckmann, N., Beckmann, J.F. & Elliott, J.G. (2009). Self-confidence and performance goal orientation interactively predict performance in a reasoning test with accuracy feedback. Learning and Individual Differences 19(2): 277-282.
  • Elliott, J. (2009). Social factors in student achievement motivation: comparison across three cultural contexts. Revue internationale d'education de Sevres
  • Alloway, T., Gathercole, S., Kirkwood, H. & Elliott, J. (2009). The cognitive and behavioural characteristics of children with low working memory. Child Development 80(2): 606-621.
  • Alloway, T., Gathercole, S., Holmes, J., Place, M., Elliott, J. & Hilton, K. (2009). The diagnostic utility of behavioral checklists in identifying children with ADHD and children with working memory deficits. Child Psychiatry and Human Development 40(3): 353-366.
  • Elliott, J.G. (2009). The nature of teacher authority and teacher expertise. Support for Learning 24(4): 197-203.
  • Alloway, T., Gathercole, S., Kirkwood, H. & Elliott, J. (2009). The Working Memory Rating Scale: A classroom-based behavioural assessment of working memory. Learning and Individual Differences 19(2): 242-245.
  • Elliott, J.G. & Gibbs, S. (2008). Does dyslexia exist? Journal of Philosophy of Education 42(3-4): 475-491.
  • Remedios, R., Kiseleva, Z. & Elliott, J.G. (2008). Goal orientations in Russian university students: from mastery to performance? Educational Psychology 28(6): 677-691.

Other (Print)

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

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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