Dr. Beth A. O'BRIEN
Nanyang Technological University
Dr. B.A. O’Brien is a Principal Research Scientist at the National Institute of Education, NTU, Singapore. She heads the Bilingual and Biliteracy Development area within the Centre for Research in Child Development. A cognitive psychologist by training, Dr. O’Brien’s research focus is on reading development from a cognitive neuroscience perspective; in particular, how different types of learners (bilingual, learning-disabled, at-risk) interact with different educational environments and experiences. She has conducted research on developmental dyslexia with multicomponential and technology-based interventions, as well as on the typical development of reading, reading fluency and biliteracy.