Centre for Reading and Language

Our Research


The Centre for Reading and Language has a large network of researchers based across the world who work together to look at the nature and causes of children's reading, language and learning. Over the years we have conducted large-scale intervention projects which have discovered new findings about the way children learn to read and this information has been used by schools to improve the way they teach and support their pupils.

Since 1995 the research carried out in the CRL has been funded by a variety of charities, organisations and funding bodies including:

  • The Big Lottery Fund
  • The British Academy
  • The Department for Education
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • The Esmee Fairbairn Trust
  • The Health Foundation
  • Marie Curie FP7 Award
  • Medical Research Council (MRC)
  • North Yorkshire County Council
  • Nuffield Foundation
  • The Royal Society
  • The University of York
  • Wellcome Trust

In addition to this, the CRL has been able to offer studentships over the years thanks to funding from the Wellcome Trust, the Nuffield Foundation, Dyslexia Institute (now Dyslexia Action), the ESRC and the MRC.