I am a Research Fellow in the Centre for Mathematical Cognition at Loughborough, UK.
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.
I completed my PhD and a postdoctoral fellowship at in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne . I have also worked as a postdoc at the Learning Lab, Department of Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago, and the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne.
Exploring Cognitive Functioning and Development
Exploring how Anxiety and Cognition affect Mathmatics Learning
Drawing Connections to Close Achievement Gaps in Mathematics
Working with Lindsey Richland
Identifying patterns of math anxiety during mathematical problem solving.
This work continues from my PhD work investigating how anxiety and working memory interact within a class period to affect mathematical problem solving.
Patterns of math skill acquisition
Characterising general and mathematical cognitive development, particularly in the context of arithmetic and algebra.