Usha Goswami

Professor of Cognitive Developmental Neuroscience; Director, Centre for Neuroscience in Education, and Fellow, St. John's College, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Usha Goswami is professor of Cognitive Developmental Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of St John's College, and director of the Centre for Neuroscience in Education. She has worked on reasoning by analogy, and on reading and developmental dyslexia across languages, most recently studying language encoding by the brain with a focus on prosody. She has developed a range of neuroeducational interventions based on rhyme, poetry and rhythm, plus the software reading game GraphoGame Rime. Professor Goswami has written many books and articles on child development, and is a frequent speaker at national and international forums. After training as a primary school teacher, she decided to pursue research in child psychology, taking a D. Phil. in Psychology at the University of Oxford.