Dr Fiona Barlow-Brown


I am a developmental psychologist with research interests which cover aspects of developmental, cognitive and social psychology. My expertise primarily lies in the development of blind children and a variety of aspects of reading development in young children.

Currently I am working on projects looking at:

  • Braille reading in beginning blind readers and braille reading difficulties in this population
  • Letter reversals in young sighted children
  • Social and Academic inclusion in visually impaired and blind adolescents
  • Early maths skills and the ANR in young blind children

Academic responsibilities

Associate Professor


  • PhD

Teaching and learning


Research student supervision


Number of items: 6.


Manitsa, Ifigeneia, Barlow-Brown, Fiona and Lyons, Evanthia (2020) Self-concept of adolescents with visual impairments. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 38(2), pp. 160-167. ISSN (print) 0264-6196

Barlow-Brown, Fiona, Barker, Christopher and Harris, Margaret (2019) Size and modality effects in Braille learning : implications for the blind child from pre-reading sighted children. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 89(1), pp. 165-176. ISSN (print) 0007-0998

Coppins, Natasha and Barlow-Brown, Fiona (2006) Reading difficulties in blind, braille-reading children. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 24(1), pp. 37-39. ISSN (print) 0264-6196

Barlow-Brown, Fiona and Connelly, Vincent (2002) The role of letter knowledge and phonological awareness in young Braille readers. Journal of Research in Reading, 25(3), pp. 259-270. ISSN (print) 0141-0423

Conference or Workshop Item

Manitsa, Ifigeneia, Barlow-Brown, Fiona and Lyons, Evanthia (2019) Self-concept in adolescents with visual impairments. In: 10th Annual Faculty Research Conference: Contemporary Issues in Business and Social Sciences in a period of uncertainty; 03 - 04 Jun 2019, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Barlow-Brown, Fiona, Barker, Christopher H., Dawson, Ruth and Bryant, J. (2006) The relationship between fears and disgust across childhood. In: British Psychological Society Developmental Section Conference; 7-9 Sep 2006, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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