Hannah Connolly

  • Research Associate

I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of York, and my Psychology PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London. My thesis focused on social perception, particularly face and emotion recognition, and how these abilities are associated with general cognition, autism, alexithymia and social anxiety.
Following my PhD, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Clinical Psychology department of Royal Holloway, where I examined cognitive impairment in people with Multiple Sclerosis.

My research takes an individual differences approach to examining cognition and emotion. I am interested in the structure of executive functioning and how the different domains are associated with each other. Moreover, I am looking at how these can best be captured in tasks and psychometric assessments.
I am also highly interested in measuring maths anxiety, and how this is related to broader anxiety and maths performance.