Following a B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology and M.Sc. in Psychological Research Methods at the University of Plymouth, I taught Research Methods and Statistics for 4 years also at the University of Plymouth. Again at Plymouth, I gained an ESRC Ph.D. CASE studentship, in the field of Developmental and Educational Psychology – thesis titled ‘The development of vocational interests and abilities in secondary school aged children’. I started work at Down Syndrome Education International (DSEI) as a research psychologist in 2008. Linked to this I have been an honorary research fellow in Psychology at the University of Portsmouth since 2009. I am currently Learning Support Tutor (Research) in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences from September 2011. I also Tutor Psychology for the Open University.
Criminal Psychology, Crime Science, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Down syndrome, Developmental disability, Early communication, Educational intervention, Executive functioning, Forensic Science, Research methods and statistics, Online-learning, Problem solving, Reasoning, Working memory, Vocational interests.