My research focuses on learning and decision making under uncertainty in children and adults, with particular interests in curiosity and anxiety.
I joined the University of Stirling as a lecturer in 2022. I teach on the Developmental Psychology module and the Child Development MSc theme as well as supervising research projects.
Before joining Stirling, I held postdoctoral positions at the University of Birmingham, the University of Southern California, the University of Reading and the University of Exeter between 2014 and 2021. In these roles, I worked on a range of projects relating to decision making across the lifespan. I completed my PhD in Psychology at the University of Sheffield in 2015 looking at the development of cognitive flexibility in children.
I am passionate about robust, open, and replicable science and started the ReproducibiliTea journal club at the University of Reading. I am also a keen interdisciplinarian - I was one of the founding members of the iCog network for early career researchers in cognitive science and organised two of their conferences.
Outside of work, I enjoy rock climbing, cycling, cooking (and eating) and crafty things like knitting. Together these activities fulfil my basic psychological needs for autonomy, competence, and connection.