I did my undergrad in Psychology at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. I enjoyed research so I went on to University College London to do my PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience.
BSc Hons Psychology and PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience
What topics do you work on?
I am interested in lifespan development, learning and plasticity. My current research focus is executive functions, such as reasoning and working memory, and their neural substrates.
What methods do you use?
I have done experimental behavioural and neuroimaging studies in the past, including a cognitive training study in schools. I am currently working with large, publicly available data-sets and use multivariate statistical tools like Structural Equation Modelling to better understand cognitive development.
Who was your favourite teacher?
There were several teachers who had a big impact on me. My Maths teacher showed me how fun problem-solving is and my English teacher made me want to go out and explore the world.
Every day is a little different but I spend several hours analyzing data or writing up results for presentations or papers. I also do some teaching in Experimental Psychology.