I am a Lecturer based in the School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham. I am a member of the Human Development and Learning (HDL) and the Cognition and Language research groups.
My research addresses the development of cognitive control, the set of processes that underlie the ability to control our thought and actions (also termed executive functions). These include manipulating and selecting relevant information in working memory, ignoring distractions, suppressing inappropriate response tendencies, and flexibly shifting between different tasks. I am interested in how these processes develop in typical school-age children, how they contribute to academic achievement, and why they go awry in neurodevelopmental conditions such as ADHD and preterm birth. I also investigate the neural mechanisms that support the development of cognitive control processes using neuroimaging techniques such as electroencephalography (EEG).
For more details about current projects please see the Research page.
For information about working with me see the Lab Group page