Cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Durham University

School of Education

Research Projects

Prof Joe Elliott

Professor & Principal of Collingwood College in the School of Education
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 45011
Room number: CA104
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

Research Projects

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

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.

Show all publications

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

Selected 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)

Supervises