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Dr Eva Marinus

MS ClinDev Psych UvA, PhD UvA.

Eva Marinus

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

Office : 3.729
Phone : +61 2 9850 4119
Fax : +61 2 9850 6059
email : eva.marinus@mq.edu.au
Homepage : http://www.ccd.edu.au

External Address

Department of Cognitive Science
Australian Hearing Hub
16 University Avenue
Macquarie University NSW 2109

Profile

I have been a Postdoctoral research fellow at Macquarie University since March 2010. My expertise and interests lie on the crossroads of Developmental Psychology, Educational Science and Cognitive Science. My research focuses on reading impairments (dyslexia) and their remediation, learning to read (including orthographic learning) and cross-linguistic differences in reading. Since 2015 I have started a new line of research, Cognition of Coding (computer programming), to study learning to code and computational thinking in primary school children. Also see my blog at www.cognition-of-coding.org.

Between my M.Sc. (Clinical Developmental Psychology, University of Amsterdam, 2003) and Ph.D. (Educational Sciences, University of Amsterdam, 2010) I worked as a school psychologist and noticed that there is a need for evidence-based methods of instruction and intervention. Therefore, an explicit aim of my research is to develop educational tools (including tests and remediations) based on insights gained from theoretical research, and, subsequently, test whether these those tools are indeed effective in practice.

External Appointments

  • Editorial Board, Scientific Studies of Reading. (2015 continuing)

External Memberships

  • Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR)

Awards

  • Promotion to Lecturer (Level B) (2012), Marinus, E.
  • The Rebecca L. Sandak Young Investigator Award (Society for the Scientific Study of Reading) (2010), Marinus, E.

Grants Awarded

  • Joint PhD Project with University of Groningen (2016 - 2018) "Natural versus programming language: Similarities and differences in underlying cognitive processes." Tops, W., Bastiaanse, R., Nickels, L., & Marinus, E. ($84,910)
  • Università degli Studi di Padova (2015 - 2016) "What is orthographic depth? Behavioural and computational studies." Mulatti, C., Castles, A., Coltheart, M., Schmalz, X., & Marinus, E. ($69,762)
  • Macquarie University New Staff Grant Scheme (2011) "Treating poor reading fluency: the effect of a syllable training." Marinus, E. ($19,384)
  • NWO Rubicon Grant (2010 - 2012) "How do children learn to read? Understanding the dynamics between building up orthographic representations and lexical restructuring." Marinus, E. ($85,000)
  • ISED (Institute for the Study of Education and Human Development (2008) "Symposium on domain-general and domain-specific cognitive processes in the development of learning disabilities." Marinus, E. ($3,760)
  • EPS (Experimental Psychology Society) (2007) "Grant for study visit to Language and Cognitive Development group at Oxford University." Marinus, E. ($1,660)
  • SKF (Stichting Kohnstamm Fonds [Kohnstamm Foundation Fund for Educational Research]) (2005 - 2010) "Travel grants for visiting national and international conferences." Marinus, E. ($6,000)

Media Engagement

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Marinus, E., & Castles, A. (2015). Precursors to reading: Phonological awareness and letter knowledge. In E. Bavin, & L.R. Naigles (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Child Language (2nd ed., pp. 661-680). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Periodicals

  • Marinus, E., Mostard, M., Segers, E., Schubert, T., Madelaine, A., & Wheldall, K. (In Press). A special font for people with dyslexia: Does it work and if so, why? Dyslexia. doi:10.1002/dys.1527
  • Pritchard, S.C., Coltheart, M., Marinus, E., & Castles, A. (2016). Modelling the acquisition of grapheme–phoneme correspondences within the dual-route cascaded model of reading aloud. Scientific Studies of Reading, 20(1), 49-63. doi:10.1080/10888438.2015.1085384
  • Schmalz, X., Beyersmann, E., Cavalli, E., & Marinus, E. (In Press). Unpredictability and complexity of print-to-speech correspondences increase reliance on lexical processes: More evidence for the orthographic depth hypothesis. Journal of Cognitive Psychology. doi:10.1080/20445911.2016.1182172
  • Marinus, E., Nation, K., & de Jong, P.F. (2015). Density and length in the neighbourhood: Explaining cross-linguistic differences in learning to read in English and in Dutch. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 139, 127-147. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2015.05.006
  • Schmalz, X., Marinus, E., Coltheart, M., & Castles, A. (2015). Getting to the bottom of orthographic depth. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 22(6), 1614-1629. doi:10.3758/s13423-015-0835-2
  • Schmalz, X., Marinus, E., Robidoux, S., Palethorpe, S., Castles, A., & Coltheart, M. (2014). Quantifying the reliance on different sublexical correspondences in German and English. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 26(8), 831-852. doi:10.1080/20445911.2014.968161
  • Wang, H.-C., Marinus, E., Castles, A., & Nickels, L. (2014). Tracking orthographic learning in children with different profiles of reading difficulty. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 468. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00468
  • Marinus, E., Kohnen, S., & McArthur, G. (2013). Australian comparison data for the test of word reading efficiency. Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 18(2), 199-212.
  • Schmalz, X., Marinus, E., & Castles, A. (2013). Phonological decoding or direct access? Regularity effects in lexical decision in Grade 3 and 4 children. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66(2), 338-346. doi:10.1080/17470218.2012.711843
  • Marinus, E., de Jong, P.F., & van der Leij, A. (2012). Increasing word-reading speed in poor readers: No additional benefits of explicit letter-cluster training. Scientific Studies of Reading, 16, 166-185. doi:10.1080/10888438.2011.554471#preview
  • McArthur, G., Eve, P., Jones, K., Banales, E., Kohnen, S., Anandakumar, T., Larsen, L., Marinus, E., Wang, H.-C., & Castles, A. (2012). Phonics training for English-speaking poor readers. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 12, CD009115. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009115.pub2
  • Marinus, E., & de Jong, P.F. (2011). Dyslexic and typical-reading children use vowel digraphs as perceptual units in reading. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64(3), 504-16 . doi:10.1080/17470218.2010.509803
  • Marinus, E., & de Jong, P.F. (2010). Variability in the word reading performance of dyslexics: Effects of word length and digraph presence. Cortex, 46, 1259-1271. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2010.06.005
  • Marinus, E., & de Jong, P.F. (2010). Size does not matter, frequency does: Sensitivity to orthographic neighbors in normal and dyslexic readers. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 106, 129-144.
  • de Jong, P.F., Bitter, D.J.L., van Setten, M., & Marinus, E. (2009). Does phonological recoding occur during silent reading, and is it necessary for orthographic learning? Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 104, 267-282.
  • Marinus, E., & de Jong, P.F. (2008). The use of sublexical clusters in normal and dyslexic readers. Scientific Studies of Reading, 12, 253-280.

Published Abstracts

  • Pritchard, S.C., Coltheart, M., Marinus, E., & Castles, A. (2014). A new computational model of learning to read via self-teaching [Abstract]. Abstracts of the Psychonomics Society, 19, 143.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Marinus, E. (2015, November). Computational thinking and learning to code: A new field of research in cognition. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Marinus, E. (2015, November). The Cognition of Coding and Computational Thinking: The start of a new field of research in Cognitive Science. Invited presentation given at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Marinus, E. (2015, September). Learning to read in different languages: The influence of orthographic depth and density. Colloquium at the MARCS Institute Seminar Series, Western Sydney University, Sydney.
  • Schmalz, X., Porshnev, A., Mulatti, C., de Simone, E., & Marinus, E. (2015, August). Complex but transparent rules in Russian and Italian: Context-dependency of sublexical correspondences across orthographies. Paper presented at the 7th International Summer School on Literacy Acquisition, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.
  • Deacon, H., Times, T., Marinus, E., & Castles, A. (2015, July). Testing the self-teaching hypothesis: Does orthographic learning predict gains in word reading? Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Hawaii, USA.
  • Marinus, E., Wang, H.-C., Kohnen, S., & McArthur, G. (2015, July). Syllables vs letters: Remediating reading fluency using a text highlighting interface. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Hawaii, USA.
  • Schmalz, X., Robidoux, S., Castles, A., Coltheart, M., & Marinus, E. (2015, July). Body-N effects: Are there cross-linguistic differences? Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Hawaii, USA.
  • Marinus, E. (2015, June). Improving reading fluency: Large effects of training, small effects of font. Presentation given at the Making up Lost Time in Literacy (MuLTiLit) Seminar Series, Sydney.
  • Marinus, E. (2015, April). Reading fluency and its remediation. Paper presented at the Reading and Spelling: Development, Disorders and Remediation Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Marinus, E., Mostard, M., Segers, E., Madelaine, A., & Wheldall, K. (2015, April). A special font for children with dyslexia: Does it work and if so how? Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Pritchard, S.C., Coltheart, M., Marinus, E., & Castles, A. (2015, April). Modelling orthographic learning via self-teaching in a dual-route framework. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Pritchard, S.C., Coltheart, M., Marinus, E., & Castles, A. (2014, November). A computational model of learning to read via self-teaching. Poster session presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, USA.
  • Schmalz, X., Marinus, E., Robidoux, S., Coltheart, M., & Castles, A. (2014, August). Development of lexical and sublexical processing in German and English. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Schmalz, X., Marinus, E., Coltheart, M., & Castles, A. (2014, July). What is orthographic depth? Colloquium at the Washington University, St Louis, USA.
  • Schmalz, X., Marinus, E., Robidoux, S., Coltheart, M., & Castles, A. (2014, July). Development of lexical and sublexical processing in German and English. Poster session presented at the Society for the Scientific Studies of Reading (SSSR) conference, Santa Fe, USA.
  • Wang, H.-C., Marinus, E., Castles, A., & Nickels, L. (2014, July). Orthographic learning in children with different reading profiles. Paper presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Santa Fe, USA.
  • Schmalz, X., Marinus, E., Robidoux, S., Coltheart, M., & Castles, A. (2014, May). Development of lexical and sublexical processing in German and English. Paper presented at the Psycholinguistics in Flanders, Ostenden, Belgium.
  • Schmalz, X., Marinus, E., Robidoux, S., Coltheart, M., & Castles, A. (2014, April). Development of lexical and sublexical processing in German and English. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Brisbane.
  • Wang, H.-C., Marinus, E., Castles, A., & Nickels, L. (2014, April). Tracking orthographic learning in children with different types of dyslexia. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Brisbane.
  • Marinus, E., Kohnen, S., Wang, H.-C., & McArthur, G. (2014, March). Treating poor reading fluency: What is causing the effect of syllable training? Paper presented at the 9th British Dyslexia Association International Conference, Guildford, UK.
  • Schmalz, X., Marinus, E., Robidoux, S., Castles, A., & Coltheart, M. (2013, August). Quantifying the reliance on sublexical strategies in German and English reading. Poster session presented at the 18th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Schmalz, X., Marinus, E., Robidoux, S., Coltheart, M., & Castles, A. (2013, May). Developmental trends in reliance on lexical and sublexical strategies. Poster session presented at the International Workshop on Reading and Developmental Dyslexia (IWORDD), San Sebastian, Spain.
  • Schmalz, X., Marinus, E., Robidoux, S., Coltheart, M., & Castles, A. (2013, April). Cross-linguistic differences in reading development: Comparing English and German. Colloquium at the Forschunskolloquim Kognitive Psychologie, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany.
  • Marinus, E., Wang, H.-C., Kohnen, S., & McArthur, G. (2013, March). Treating poor reading fluency: The effect of syllable training. The first results. Presentation given at the Making up Lost Time in Literacy (MuLTiLit) Seminar Series, Sydney.
  • Pritchard, S.C., Coltheart, M., Marinus, E., & Castles, A. (2013, February). L-DRC: A dual-route cascaded model of reading that teaches itself orthographic words. Paper presented at the Inaugural DRC Mini-Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Pritchard, S.C., Coltheart, M., Marinus, E., & Castles, A. (2013, February). A model for learning grapheme–phoneme correspondence rules. Paper presented at the Inaugural DRC mini-conference, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Schmalz, X., Marinus, E., Castles, A. (2012, August). Cross-linguistic differences in reading acquisition. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Marinus, E., Kohnen, S., Schmalz, X., & Castles, A. (2012, July). Who are the noisiest neighbours in the hood? Paper presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Montreal, Canada.
  • Schmalz, X., Marinus, E., Castles, A., & Coltheart, M. (2012, June). Cross-linguistic differences in the regularity effect. Presentation given at the Visual Word Recognition Workshop (ForsterFest 2012), Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Schmalz, X., Marinus, E., Castles, A., & Coltheart, M. (2012, May). Cross-linguistic differences in the regularity effect. Presentation given at the Seminar Series of the Psychology Department, University of New England, Armidale.
  • Marinus, E., Kohnen, S., Schmalz, X., & Castles, A. (2012, April). Different neighbours in the hood: The impact of higher-frequency substitution, deletion and transposition neighbours in developing readers. Poster session presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Schmalz, X., Marinus, E., & Castles, A. (2012, April). Regularity effects in lexical decision of developing readers. Poster session presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Marinus, E., & Castles, A. (2011, July). Noisy neighbors: interference in the orthographic lexicon. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), St. Pete Beach, USA.
  • Marinus, E., de Jong, P.F., & Nation, K. (2011, April). The use of rime units and neighbourhood size effects in English and Dutch beginning readers. Poster session presented at the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Marinus, E., Kohnen, S., & McArthur, G. (2011, February). Treating poor reading fluency: The effect of syllable training. Designing the study. Presentation given at the Making up Lost Time in Literacy (MuLTiLit) Seminar Series, Sydney.
  • de Jong, P.F. & Marinus, E. (2010, July). Variability of the dyslexic reading system. Paper presented at the SSSR, Berlin, Germany.
  • Marinus, E., de Jong, P.F. & Nation, K. (2010, July). Comparing the development of word-recognition processes in English and Dutch Children. Poster session presented at the SSSR, Berlin, Germany.
  • Marinus, E., Mommers, S. & de Jong, P.F. (2010, April). Reading and spelling of bisyllabic words with open and closed syllables in beginning readers. Paper presented at the Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Marinus, E., & de Jong, P.F. (2009, June). Size does not matter, frequency does: Sensitivity to orthographic neighbours in normal and dyslexic readers. Paper presented at the SSSR, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Marinus, E., de Jong, P.F. & Nation, K. (2008, October). Are digraphs processed as perceptual units in normal reading and dyslexic children? Paper presented at the Workshop Seminar, Macquarie Center for Cognitive Science, Sydney, Australia.
  • de Jong, P.F., Bitter, D., Marinus, E. & van Setten, M. (2008, July). Is there phonological recoding during silent reading? Paper presented at the SSSR, Asheville, SUA.
  • Marinus, E., & de Jong, P.F. (2008, June). Word-length effects and sensitivity to orthographic neighbourhood size in dyslexic and normal reading children. Paper presented at the ISED Symposium "Domain- General and Domain-Specific Cognitive Processes in the Development of Learning Disabilities", Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Marinus, E., & de Jong, P.F. (2008, March). Stimulating the use of consonantal onset clusters in poor readers. Poster session presented at the BDA, Harrogate, UK.
  • Marinus, E., & de Jong, P.F. (2007, November). The use of sublexical clusters in Dutch and English children. Paper presented at the ISED Research Day, Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • Marinus, E., & de Jong, P.F. (2007, November). Word-recognition processes in normal reading and dyslexic children. Paper presented at the Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford, UK.
  • Marinus, E., & de Jong, P.F. (2007, July). Lexical and sublexical processing in Dutch children with and without reading disabilities. Poster session presented at the SSSR, Praag, Czech Republic.
  • Marinus, E., & de Jong, P.F. (2007, May). "Is 'bak' easier than 'gym'? The influence of neighbourhood size on the reading speed of children with and without reading disabilities. Paper presented at the PI Research, Duivendrecht, The Netherlands.
  • Marinus, E., & de Jong, P.F. (2006, July). The processing of digraphs as perceptual units in normal reading and dyslexic children. Paper presented at the SSSR, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Marinus, E., & de Jong, P.F. (2005, August). The use of sublexical clusters in normal reading and dyslexic children. Paper presented at the Fourth European Graduate School on Literacy, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands.

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