I completed my undergraduate and graduate studies at Flinders University (BPsych(Hons)) and the University of Melbourne (PhD). Following this, I worked as a postdoc in both the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences and the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne, and then at the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago. I moved to the CMC as a Research Fellow in 2020.
My research interests involve examining the interactions between cognition and emotion and their functional implications. In particular, I am interested in understanding these interactions in learning and educational contexts, such as mathematics and writing. I examine individual differences in learning, cognition and anxiety using a variety of analytical methods, including finite mixture models.