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Dr Sarah Kuppen


Sarah Kuppen completed her PhD research into reading disability in garden variety poor readers in 2010 under the supervision of Professor Usha Goswami. Her thesis, entitled Basic auditory processing skills and phonological awareness in low IQ good and poor readers and typically-developing controls is available for download here.

Before entering the University of Cambridge, Sarah had completed an MSc in Research Methods in Psychology at Oxford University and a BSc in Psychology at University College London. Sarah is a qualified special needs teacher and currently holds the post of Lecturer and Researcher in Developmental Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

Key Publications

Kuppen S, Huss M & Goswami U (2013). A longitudinal study of basic auditory processing and phonological skills in children with low IQ. Applied Psycholinguistics. doi:

Kuppen S, Huss M, Fosker T, Fegan N & Goswami U (2011). Basic auditory processing skills and phonological awareness in low-IQ readers and typically-developing controls. Scientific Studies of Reading, 15, 3, 211-243. doi: 10.1080/10888431003706291.