St John’s College President, Professor Maggie Snowling, was today presented with a CBE by Her Majesty the Queen for ‘services to science and the understanding of dyslexia’ at an Investiture held in the Waterloo Chamber at Windsor Castle.

Professor Snowling was honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list this summer and is pictured here outside Windsor Castle with her CBE and her husband, Professor Charles Hulme.

Professor Snowling with her husband and collaborator, Professor Charles Hulme - Investiture at Windsor Castle 

An acclaimed researcher in cognitive development and a leading international authority in the fields of dyslexia and language disorders, Professor Snowling’s research spans psychology, medicine and education.  The award of the CBE recognises the outstanding contribution of her research to the understanding of how children learn to read and how they sometimes fail to learn.

Commenting on the award, Professor Snowling said:

‘I am thrilled to receive this award from Her Majesty today.  It recognises many years’ dedicated work with highly talented and committed researchers.  My overriding wish is that such recognition will foster still further understanding of individual differences in learning, and highlight the importance of evidence-based interventions in education.’