Executive functions are the set of high-level cognitive skills underpinning controlled and goal-directed thinking. I am interested in understanding how executive functions develop, how they underpin other important skills and how their development can be best supported.
Lecturer, Department of Psychology, The University of Sheffield
Research associate, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
The University of Sheffield, PhD Psychology
The University of Sheffield, MSc Psychological Research
The University of Sheffield, BA Philosophy and Psychology
Not all distractions are the same: Investigating why preschoolers make distraction errors when switching. ,
Cognitive Flexibility in Young Children: Beyond Perseveration,
A short executive function training program improves preschoolers’ working memory,
Different executive functions support different kinds of cognitive flexibility: evidence from two-year-olds, three-year-olds and four-year-olds,
Grants and Contracts
Exploring the neural mechanisms underpinning cognitive control in childhood
ESRC White Rose Overseas Institutional Visit Award
Does cognitive training improve executive function? Exploring the development of complex cognition in 3-year-olds.
Wellcome Trust biomedical vacation scholarship
Exploring the dark ages: Charting and explaining the emergence of cognitive flexibility in early childhood.