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
MRC Cognition and brain Sciences Unit at the University of Cambridge
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.