Dianne Murphy is a secondary school reading specialist and designer of the research-evidenced intervention Thinking Reading. She spent nine years setting up and running Literacy Centres in NZ and UK secondary schools for students reading significantly behind. For the last three years she has been training staff to implement Thinking Reading in their schools. She is an experienced teacher with a degree in education and linguistics, and post-graduate diplomas in Special Education. Professional interests: reading instruction, instructional design, applied linguistics.