Diane McGuinness is a leading expert on the nature and structure of writing systems and how this applies to teaching reading and spelling. She is emeritus professor of psychology at the University of South Florida. She currently lives in England and is chairman of the trust of Our Right to Read.
Professor McGuinness is the author of over one hundred research and scholarly papers and has published six books on learning and reading instruction. These include the following: Why Our Children Can't Read (Simon and Schuster, 1997; Penguin Books, 1998) and Early Reading Instruction (MIT Press, 2004).