I joined the MEC in 2015 and my current research is investigating the effects of pain on mathematical thinking, such as financial decision making and numerical reasoning.
I completed my BSc and MSc in psychology at the University of Kent, then spent a year as a research assistant on an ESRC-funded project investigating numerical cognition at the University of Nottingham. Following this, I completed my PhD at Loughborough University investigating the development of logical reasoning skills in mathematics students. After my PhD I spent two years as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Bath, investigating the disruptive effects of pain on attention.
- The effects of pain on cognition.
- The development of reasoning skills in mathematics students.
- Member of the International Association for the Study of Pain.
- Member of the East Midlands Mathematical Cognition Group.
- I am the programme director for Mathematics with Mathematics Education, Mathematics with Sports Science, and Mathematics with Statistics.
- I am on the university's Ethical Aprovals (Human Participants) Sub-Committee.
- I am on the School of Science General Operations Health, Safety and Environment Sub-Committee.