Miss Charlotte Wilks

PhD Researcher

Psychology Stirling

Miss Charlotte Wilks

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About me

About me

I am currently completing a PhD (2016-2020) at the University of Stirling, supervised by Prof Christine Caldwell. I previously completed a BSc in Bioveterinary Science from the University of Liverpool (2011) and an MSc in Neuroscience from University College London (2013). Before beginning my PhD, I obtained a PGCE teaching qualification from the University of Leicester and worked as a primary school teacher with a mathematics specialism (2015-2016).

Research

My PhD work involves developmental psychology research with children aged 2-10 as part of the RATCHETCOG team. I am investigating which human-unique cognitive capacities may predict cumulative culture, and children, being less cognitively mature, provide an ideal model group. I am particularly interested in research on social cognition, metacognition, executive functions and cultural evolution. I also have an interest in comparative cognition and have some experience working with primates.

Other interests include developmental disorders, learning disabilities and child education.

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Outputs

Teaching

Teaching

I am currently looking to supervise an MSc research project alongside Prof Christine Caldwell. This project would be related to my PhD work and involve developmental data collection with children aged 3-8. Interested students should contact me via email.