I earned my Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the University of Bern. During my time as a doctoral student, I obtained a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Higher Education and a grant from the Swiss National Foundation, transitioning into postdoctoral research in Neuroscience at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. There, I investigated whole-brain dynamics in adolescents related to mathematical development. Back in Switzerland, I worked at ETH Zürich on projects concerning the embodiment of abstract mathematical reasoning and the impact of math anxiety on elite STEM students. Before joining the team at the Centre for Early Mathematics Learning at Loughborough University, I was awarded the Teach@Tübingen fellowship and taught Embodied Cognition as well as Diagnostics at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen, Germany.
I study how motor actions help learners grasp mathematical concepts. Myresearch seeks to understand learning through the experience of movement and sensation, the developmental impact of the home learning environment, and the influence of math anxiety. To accomplish this, I employ longitudinal measures, experiments, and semi-structured interviews.
Find out more about my research:
- Math Anxiety in elite STEM students: https://osf.io/fz25n
- How children move into the world of math: https://bold.expert/how-children-move-into-the-world-of-math/
- How games affect children's development: https://bold.expert/how-do-games-affect-childrens-development/