I obtained a degree in Psychology from the University of Sheffield and completed my PhD in Psychology at Trinity College in Dublin. I worked at a number of Universities before moving to the University of Leicester in 2012 where I teach both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
My research focuses on how our thinking and reasoning impacts on our judgment and decision making in both adults and children. In particular, I am interested in how our 'if only' thinking (called counterfactual thinking) and associated emotions and causal reasoning play a role. I am also interested in how these mental processes relate to risk taking behaviour. Some of my other research examines the relationship between reasoning and mathematical ability, and decision making under stress.