Lecturer
Applied Psychology
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: m.szczerbinski@ucc.ie
Lecturer
Applied Psychology
1.03A
School of Applied Psychology
Enterprise Centre
North Mall
Cork

T: +353 21 490 4506
E: m.szczerbinski@ucc.ie
W: http://www.mendeley.com/profiles/marcin-szczerbinski1/

I am a Psychology graduate of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland (MA, 1995), and of the Department of Human Communication Science, University College London (PhD, 2001). From 2001 until 2011 I was a lecturer at Department of Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield, where I contributed to a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, particularly in Speech and Language Therapy. I joined the UCC in January 2011.

Research Interests

My research interests evolve around literacy, especially reading and writing development (seen from the perspective of cognitive psychology), reading and writing instruction, as well as reading and writing difficulties: their mechanisms, assessment and therapy. I am also interested in spoken language development.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
A Science-Based Tool for Training Fluency in Literacy for Teachers and Learners.European Union01-JAN-1128-FEB-13€97,100.00

Contract Researchers

Researcher NameProjectRoleFunding Body
Joanna Kamykowska (de domo Piotrowska)A Science-Based Tool for Training Fluency in Literacy for Teachers and Learners.Research AssistantOther: Not Listed

Books

YearPublication
(2007)Research Methods for the Social Sciences.
Wellington, J., & Szczerbinski, M. (2007) Research Methods for the Social Sciences. London: Continuum. Globe icon [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2014)'Komputerowe gry edukacyjne dla dzieci z trudnościami w czytaniu – doświadczenia polskie i irlandzkie [educational computer games for children with reading difficulties: Polish and Irish experiences]'
Kamykowska, J., & Szczerbinski, M. (2014) 'Komputerowe gry edukacyjne dla dzieci z trudnościami w czytaniu – doświadczenia polskie i irlandzkie [educational computer games for children with reading difficulties: Polish and Irish experiences]' In: E. Awramiuk (eds). Z problematyki kształcenia językowego, tom V [Issues in language education, vol. 5]. Bialystok: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Bialymstoku. [Details]
(2013)'Przygotowanie i podział na sylaby korpusu tekstow dla dzieci [a corpus of child’s literature: preparation and syllabification]'
Śledziński, D., Szczerbinski, M., & Piotrowska, J (2013) 'Przygotowanie i podział na sylaby korpusu tekstow dla dzieci [a corpus of child’s literature: preparation and syllabification]' In: S. Puppel, & T. Tomaszkiewicz (eds). Scripta manent – res novae. Poznan: Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM. [Details]
(2012)'Uczeń posiada wąskie horyzonty myślowe - jak przekazywane są informacje o uczniu w opiniach psychologiczno-pedagogicznych. [“The student has narrow intellectual horizons” - critical analysis of the language of statements of special educational needs]'
Pietras, I., & Szczerbinski, M. (2012) 'Uczeń posiada wąskie horyzonty myślowe - jak przekazywane są informacje o uczniu w opiniach psychologiczno-pedagogicznych. [“The student has narrow intellectual horizons” - critical analysis of the language of statements of special educational needs]' In: Wyraz w języku i tekście [Word in language and text]. Siedlce: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Podlaskiego. [Details]
(2011)'Nauka i pseudonauka w terapii pedagogicznej [Science and pseudoscience in remediation of special educational needs]'
Szczerbinski, M. (2011) 'Nauka i pseudonauka w terapii pedagogicznej [Science and pseudoscience in remediation of special educational needs]' In: Dysleksja rozwojowa - fakt i tajemnica w diagnostyce psychologiczno-pedagogicznej. Opole: Wydawnictwo Instytut Slaski. [Details]
(2007)'Dysleksja rozwojowa: próba definicji [Developmental dyslexia: an attempt at definition]'
Szczerbinski, M. (2007) 'Dysleksja rozwojowa: próba definicji [Developmental dyslexia: an attempt at definition]' In: Dysleksja: problem znany czy nieznany? [Dyslexia: a familiar problem?]. Lublin: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej. [Details]
(2006)'Working and learning together: an evaluation of a collaborative approach to intervention'
Leyden, J., & Szczerbinski, M. (2006) 'Working and learning together: an evaluation of a collaborative approach to intervention' In: Language and social disadvantage: theory into practice. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [DOI] [Details]
(2003)'Dyslexia in Polish'
Szczerbinski, M. (2003) 'Dyslexia in Polish' In: Dyslexia in different languages: Cross-linguistic comparisons. London: Whurr Publishers. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2014)'The effects of age and emotional valence on recognition memory: An ex-Gaussian components analysis'
Moret-Tatay, C,Moreno-Cid, A,Argimon, IID,Irigaray, TQ,Szczerbinski, M,Murphy, M,Vazquez-Martinez, A,Vazquez-Molina, J,Saiz-Mauleon, B,Navarro-Pardo, E,Castella, PFD (2014) 'The effects of age and emotional valence on recognition memory: An ex-Gaussian components analysis'. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 55 :420-426 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'The role of number words: the phonological length effect in multidigit addition'
Klessinger, N., Szczerbinski, M., & Varley, R. (2012) 'The role of number words: the phonological length effect in multidigit addition'. Memory & cognition, 40 :1289-1302 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Implementing a whole school approach to support speech, language and communication: Perceptions of key staff'
Leyden, J., Stackhouse, J., & Szczerbinski, M.; (2011) 'Implementing a whole school approach to support speech, language and communication: Perceptions of key staff'. Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 27 (2):203-222 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Development of a test battery for assessing phonological awareness in German-speaking children'
Schaefer, B., Fricke, S., Szczerbinski, M., Fox-Boyer, A.V., Stackhouse, J., & Wells. B. (2009). Development of a test battery for assessing phonological awareness in German-speaking children.; (2009) 'Development of a test battery for assessing phonological awareness in German-speaking children'. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 23 (6):404-430 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Global and local perceptual style, field-independence, and central coherence: An attempt at concept validation'
Milne, E., & Szczerbinski, M.; (2009) 'Global and local perceptual style, field-independence, and central coherence: An attempt at concept validation'. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 5 (5):1-26 Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Predicting individual differences in early literacy acquisition in German: The role of speech and language processing skills and letter knowledge'
Fricke, S., Szczerbinski, M., Stackhouse, J., & Fox-Boyer, A. V.; (2008) 'Predicting individual differences in early literacy acquisition in German: The role of speech and language processing skills and letter knowledge'. Written Language and Literacy, 11 (2):101-143 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Cognitive profiles of adult developmental dyslexics: Theoretical implications'
Reid, A., Szczerbinski, M., Iskierka-Kasperek, E., & Hansen, P.; (2007) 'Cognitive profiles of adult developmental dyslexics: Theoretical implications'. Dyslexia, 13 (1):1-24 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Algebra in a man with severe aphasia'
Klessinger, N., Szczerbinski, M., & Varley, R.; (2007) 'Algebra in a man with severe aphasia'. Neuropsychologia, 45 (8):1642-1648 [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'Investigating prosodic ability in Williams Syndrome'
Catterall, C., Howard, S., Stojanovik, V., Szczerbinski, M., Wells, B.; (2006) 'Investigating prosodic ability in Williams Syndrome'. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 20 (7-8):531-538 [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'Polish children's productivity with case marking: the role of regularity, type frequency, and phonological diversity'
Dąbrowska, E., & Szczerbinski, M.; (2006) 'Polish children's productivity with case marking: the role of regularity, type frequency, and phonological diversity'. Journal of Child Language, 33 (3):559-597 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2003)'Predictors of reading delay in deaf adolescents: the relative contribution of rapid automatized naming speed and phonological awareness and decoding'
Dyer, A., MacSweeney, M., Szczerbinski, M., Green, L., & Campbell, R.; (2003) 'Predictors of reading delay in deaf adolescents: the relative contribution of rapid automatized naming speed and phonological awareness and decoding'. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 8 (3):215-228 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2012)Z dysleksją przez całe życie: dobre praktyki. [Dyslexia across the lifespan: good practices]
Szczerbinski, M. (2012) Specyficzne trudności w uczeniu się a dostosowanie wymagań edukacyjnych: szanse, wyzwania i niezamierzone skutki [Special educational needs and “reasonable allowances”: chances, challenges and unforeseen consequences] . In: Staron, G eds. Z dysleksją przez całe życie: dobre praktyki. [Dyslexia across the lifespan: good practices] Wroclaw, , pp.45-67 Globe icon [Details]
(2007)Slovko 2007: Fourth International Seminar in Natural Language Processing, Computational Lexicography and Terminology, 25-27 October 2007, Bratislava, Slovakia
Garabík, R., Caravolas, M., Kessler, B., Hoeflerová, E., Masterson, J. Mikulajová, M. Szczerbiński, M., & Wierzchoń, P.; (2007) A cross linguistic database of children's printed words in three Slavic languages . In: Levická J. & Garabík, R eds. Slovko 2007: Fourth International Seminar in Natural Language Processing, Computational Lexicography and Terminology, 25-27 October 2007, Bratislava, Slovakia Bratyslava, , 25-OCT-07 - 27-OCT-07 , pp.51-64 Globe icon [Full Text] [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2009)'Przedszkolne predyktory trudnosci w czytaniu i pisaniu [Preschool predictors of reading and writing difficulties]'
Szczerbinski, M. ; (2009) 'Przedszkolne predyktory trudnosci w czytaniu i pisaniu [Preschool predictors of reading and writing difficulties]' Zeszyt Terapeuty, 2 :5-23. [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2007)Effective learning and teaching of reading.
Brooks, G., Burton, M., Cole, P., Szczerbinski, M.; (2007) Effective learning and teaching of reading. The National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy (NRDC), London. Globe icon [Full Text] [Details]

Manual

YearPublication
(2013)Zestaw metod do diagnozy trudności w czytaniu – Test Dekodowania [The Decoding Test – a set of tools for diagnosing reading difficulties].
Szczerbinski, M., Pelc-Pekala, O (2013) Zestaw metod do diagnozy trudności w czytaniu – Test Dekodowania [The Decoding Test – a set of tools for diagnosing reading difficulties]. Gdansk: Manual Globe icon [Details]
(2010)Usuwanie Fonemów dla klasy V [Phoneme Deletion Test for the 5th grade].
Szczerbinski, M., Pelc-Pekala, O (2010) Usuwanie Fonemów dla klasy V [Phoneme Deletion Test for the 5th grade]. Warszawa: Manual Globe icon [Details]
(2008)Diagnoza dysleksji u uczniów kl. III szkoły podstawowej. Przewodnik diagnostyczny [Assessment of dyslexia in the 3rd grade of primary school: A diagnostic guide].
Bogdanowicz, M., Jaworowska, A., Krasowicz-Kupis, G., Matczak, A., Pelc-Pekala, O., Pietras, I., Stanczak, J., & Szczerbinski, M. ; (2008) Diagnoza dysleksji u uczniów kl. III szkoły podstawowej. Przewodnik diagnostyczny [Assessment of dyslexia in the 3rd grade of primary school: A diagnostic guide]. Warszawa: Manual Globe icon [Details]

Electronic Source

YearPublication
(2014)Jak dobrze nauczać czytania i pisania? Jak skutecznie pomagać w trudnościach? Podstawowe zasady pracy. [How to teach reading and writing well? How to offer effective support to those with literacy difficulties? The key principles].
Szczerbinski, M., Kamykowska, J. (2014) Jak dobrze nauczać czytania i pisania? Jak skutecznie pomagać w trudnościach? Podstawowe zasady pracy. [How to teach reading and writing well? How to offer effective support to those with literacy difficulties? The key principles]. Electronic Source Globe icon [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2008Honorary Membership of the Polish Dyslexia Association Polish Dyslexia Association

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Polish Dyslexia Association member01-JAN-98 / 31-DEC-15

Outreach Activities

 Description

Blog: http://akademiaortograffiti.pl/Blogi/Blog-dra-Marcina-Szczerbinskiego (since Oct 2011)

My blog (in Polish) focusses on current issues of educational psychology and special educational needs. It is a part of „Akademia Ortograffiti": an online professional development portal for Polish remedial teachers, offered by Operon Educational Publishing House.


Volunteering for Together-Razem Support and Integration Centre: http://together-razem.org/ (since Feb 2011)

I offer advice and support for parents concerned about language development and educational progress of their children; carry out preliminary assessment; supervise language development activities carried out by fellow volunteers.


“Nauczyciel - uczeń" [Teacher – pupil]: a bi-monthly professional periodical for teachers http://www.operon.pl/nauczycieluczen (since Sep 2014).

I edit a section of the magazine concerned with dyslexia and other special educational needs, and write my own article for every issue.

Other Activities

 Description

A member of the editorial board of "Psychologia Rozwojowa" [Developmental Psychology] (since 2012). „Psychologia Rozwojowa” (http://www.ejournals.eu/Psychologia-Rozwojowa/) is a Polish language peer-reviewed quarterly journal, published by the Developmental Psychology Section of the Polish Psychological Association.

A member of the management committee of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) action IS1401 „Strengthening Europeans' capabilities by establishing the European literacy network” (since Dec 2014) http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/isch/Actions/IS1401

Teaching Interests

Developmental psychology; educational psychology; research methods; reading, writing, dyslexia.

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Lee Laura Mary Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Introduction to Developmental and Social Perspectives on Psychology AP1249Introduction to Developmental and Social Perspectives on Psychology
2015Developmental Psychology AP2104Developmental Psychology
2015Psychological Principles of Human Development AP6205Psychological Principles of Human Development
2015Research Methods in Education and Psychology AP1504Research Methods in Education and Psychology
2015Advanced Developmental Psychology AP2025Advanced Developmental Psychology
2015Applied Developmental Psychology AP3104Applied Developmental Psychology
2015Applied Developmental & Educational Psychology AP6143Applied Developmental & Educational Psychology
2015Practical Project Work AP3108Practical Project Work
2015Introduction to Developmental and Social Perspectives on Psychology AP1149Introduction to Developmental and Social Perspectives on Psychology