Dr Todd studied Psychology at the University of Sussex, gaining a first class honours degree in Applied Psychology and a PhD in Psychology.
Her PhD supervisor was Professor George Butterworth and her thesis explored the origins, functions and development of the left-side cradling bias in human females.
Previously, Dr Todd was a researcher in the Infant Study Unit at Sussex University. She has taught psychology at undergraduate and postgraduate level at the University of Sussex and she currently teaches Developmental Psychology with The Open University on their Masters and Undergraduate degrees.
In 1995, she was awarded the RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills in the Development of Learning.