Harris Manchester College
University of Oxford
Fellows & Staff - Governing Body

Prof Terezinha Nunes

Terezinha Nunes is Professor of Educational Studies and a Fellow of Harris Manchester College.


Professor Nunes started her career as a clinical psychologist in Brazil and moved to a research career by obtaining a doctorate in Psychology at City University of New York, where she was supported by a Fulbright Scholarship.


Educational Studies

Research Interests

The work of Professor Nunes spans the domains of children's literacy and numeracy, including both hearing and deaf children's learning, and her focus of analysis covers cognitive and cultural issues, with a special interest in educational applications. Her work on "street mathematics" in Brazil uncovered many features of children's and adults' informal knowledge, and her subsequent work in the U.K. investigates how this informal knowledge can be used in education. Her literacy research focuses on the connections between moprhological awareness, spelling and vocabulary growth.


Professor Nunes is a tutor in Educational Studies with a particular interest in child learning

Department Information

Department of Education, University of Oxford

Contact Information

Email: terezinha.nunes@education.ox.ac.uk