Maggie Snowling is President of St. John’s College and Professor of Psychology, University of Oxford. Her research focuses on children’s language and learning and she is specifically interested in the nature and causes of children’s reading difficulties and how best to ameliorate them. Professor Snowling is professionally qualified as a clinical psychologist, is Past-President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading and one of the Joint Editors of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. She served as a member of Sir Jim Rose’s Expert Advisory Group on provision for Dyslexia in 2009 and as an expert member of the Education for All: Fast Track Initiative group in Washington DC in 2011. She is also a Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.