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. 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 . In 2017, I was also a research fellow in the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education.
Drawing Connections to Close Achievement Gaps in Mathematics
Working with Lindsey Richland, on this Institute of Education Sciences funded project
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.