Dr Heather Winskel BSc(Hons)(US), GradDipLangSt(WAust), DipEd(UWA), PhD(UD) Dr Heather Winskel’s main areas of research are in the areas of language acquisition and reading research, particularly in the languages of Southeast Asia. She also has an interest in developmental and cross-cultural psychology. Traditionally, research has focused on Indo-European languages and yet Asian languages and their writing systems have distinctive, very interesting and useful characteristics for future psycholinguistic research. By including these lesser studied languages, we can build more comprehensive and representative universal models of psycholinguistic mechanisms and processes. Dr Winskel has built up a number of collaborations with international colleagues in Europe, North America, and Asia. Dr Heather Winskel’s research and teaching are mainly in the areas of cognitive, developmental and cross-cultural psychology. She is currently teaching undergraduate units in developmental and cross cultural Psychology at the Coffs Harbour campus.
South and Southeast Asian psycholinguistics (with Prakash Padakannaya), (2014)
Introduction, South and Southeast Asian Psycholinguistics (2014)
Learning to read and write in Malaysian/Indonesian: a transparent alphabetic orthography (with L W. Lee), South and Southeast Asian Psycholinguistics (2014)
A comparison of caretaker-child conversations about past personal experiences in Thailand and Australia, Human communication science: a compendium (2011)
Eye movements when reading spaced and unspaced Thai and English: a comparison of Thai- English bilinguals and English monolinguals (with R Radach and S Luksaneeyanawin), Human communication science: a compendium (2011)
Learning to read in bilingual and multilingual contexts, Multilingual norms (2010)
Does tonal information affect the early stages of visual-word processing in Thai? (with Manuel Perea), The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (2014)
Thai offers a unique opportunity to investigate the role of lexical tone processing during visual-word...
Consonant/vowel asymmetries in letter position coding during normal reading: evidence from parafoveal previews in Thai (with Manuel Perea), Journal of Cognitive Psychology (2013)
Studies have revealed that consonants and vowels serve different roles during linguistic processing. Masked transposed-letter...
Developmental milestone expectations, parenting styles and self construal in Malaysian and Australian caregivers (with Khazriyati Salehuddin and Jaime Stanbury), Kajian Malaysia (2013)
The study examined the developmental milestone expectations, parenting style, self construal of Malaysian and Anglo-Australian...
Developmental patterns in Malay shape-based numeral classifier comprehension (with Khazriyati Salehuddin and Imran Ho Abdullah), Social Sciences & Humanities (2013)
Numeral classifier system is an instance of linguistic device for categorisation, a cognitive process that...
Reading and writing in Southeast Asian languages, Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences (2013)
Traditionally, research on reading and writing has focused on a limited number of European languages,...
Eye movements and reading and what it can reveal about consonant and vowel processing, International Conference on Recent Advances in Cognitive Science (2010)
Eye tracking technology: its scope and limitations in reading, Global Summit, The National Academy of Psychology (NAOP) (2010)
Object categorisation into Malay shape-based numeral classifiers (with Khazriyati Salehuddin), ASEAN RegionalUunion of Psychological Societies 3rd congress (2010)
Socialization and enculturation of the child through caretaker-child interactions, ASEAN Regional Union of Psychological Societies 3rd Congress 2010 (2010)
An investigation into Malay numeral classifier acquisition through a matching comprehension task (with Khazriyati Salehuddin), Australian Human Development Association Biennial Conference (2009)
Reports, presentations, workshops
An introduction to eye tracking technology and its applications, Colloquium for Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (2010)
Reading and spelling in Thai children, Workshop on Reading Difficulties in Children Learning Asian Languages: 6th International Conference of Cognitive Science (ICCS ‘08) (2008)
The importance of linguistic and cultural context in narrative development and the diagnosis of communication disorders, HCSNET workshop on narrative & communication disorders (2008)
Eye movements and reading research across different orthographies, School of Psychology Colloquium, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, July 2007 (2007)