is a specialist reading intervention designer and teacher trainer working in secondary schools. She holds a degree in Education and Linguistics, along with two post-graduate diplomas in special education and another in English language teaching. She is the author of Thinking Reading, a high-impact programme specifically designed to meet the needs of adolescent struggling readers. She has set up Literacy Centres in New Zealand and the UK, with students achieving remarkable progress. She is co-author of Thinking Reading: What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Reading.
James Murphy has worked in secondary schools in New Zealand and the UK as an English teacher, Head of English and senior leader. He holds a Masters degree in Education with Distinction from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and a post-graduate diploma in special teaching needs. He is Director of School Partnerships at Thinking Reading, focused on assisting schools with implementation of effective literacy strategies. He is co-author of Thinking Reading: What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Reading, and the editor of The researched Guide to Literacy.