I completed my undergraduate and master's degrees at the University of Liverpool (Psychology BSc, Psychological Research Methods and Statistics MSc). In early 2016, I joined the MEC team to work as a research assistant with Dr Sophie Batchelor, where our research projects focused on maths anxiety and 'Spontaneous Focusing on Numerosity' (SFON). I then completed my PhD in January 2020 under the supervision of Dr Nina Attridge and Prof Matthew Inglis. My thesis was entitled, ‘The disruptive effect of pain on arithmetic performance: exploring group and individual differences’. I then completed a short postdoc looking at mathematics anxiety in 2020, also in the MEC.
I am interested in the effect of pain on attention (and other cognitions), logical reasoning, and numerical reasoning. My secondary research interests are in mathematics anxiety and the role of executive functions in mathematical cognition.