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Professor Anne Castles

BSc(Hons) (ANU), PhD (Macquarie)

Elected: 2010

Discipline: Psychology

Specialisation: Reading development and dyslexia


ANNE CASTLES is Professor of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University and Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders.  Her research is in the cognitive science of reading and language, with a particular focus on reading development and developmental dyslexia.  She explores basic processes in reading, and examines the ways in which their failure to develop normally can produce different types of reading impairment.  She is also interested in linguistic, perceptual and genetic underpinnings of different kinds of reading difficulty.

Key appointments in the last ten years are:  Director, Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science, Macquarie University; Deputy Director, ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders; Head, Institute of Human Cognition and Brain Science, Macquarie University; Professor of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University; Associate Professor in Psychology, the University of Melbourne.


Main Teaching, Research or Administrative Posts

  • Director, Macquarie Centre for cognitive Science (2009 – 2011)
  • Deputy Director, ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (2011 –   )
  • Professor of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University (2007 –   )

Fellowships, Honorary Memberships

  • Member, Psychonomic Society
  • Member, Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR)
  • Member, Australasian Experimental Psychology Society


Email: anne.castles [at] mq.edu.au

Contact Information

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

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  • Postal: GPO Box 1956, Canberra, ACT 2601
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