Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

Mathematics Education Centre

Centre Staff

Dr Sophie Batchelor

Lecturer in Mathematical Cognition

Tel +44 (0)1509 22 8348

Location SCH.0.23 (Schofield Building)


I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Liverpool (BSc Psychology) in 2009. I then worked as a Research Associate at the University of Nottingham before completing my postgraduate studies at Nottingham (MSc Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging) and Loughborough (PhD Mathematical Cognition). Following this, I was a Research Fellow in the MEC (2014-2017), funded by an ESRC Future Research Leaders fellowship. I took up my current position of Lecturer in Mathematical Cognition in October 2017. 

Research areas

  • Numerical cognition in children and adults
  • Cognitive and non-cognitive influences on numerical development

External activities

  • I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM), the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI) and the East Midlands Mathematical Cognition Group (MCG). 
  • I am currently collaborating on a cross-cultural project with researchers in Belgium, Finland and Northern Ireland.