Psychology Researcher, Edinburgh Napier University

I am a researcher, educator and technician with experience in cognitive neuroscience and decision science. I hold a PhD in Psychology and I am currently senior psychology technician at Edinburgh Napier University.

My most recent research is a review exploring the impact of contextual bias on forensic decision making, accepted by the Journal of Forensic Sciences.

My research includes MRI-based investigations into human perception and production of action. More recently I have published papers on the topic of worry and its cognitive implications, and decision making in forensic analysis.

I have taught at the University of Roehampton, London South Bank University, Royal Holloway University of London and the University of Leicester.

I am a keen science communicator and recently won "I'm a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here!"

Experience

  • –present
    Psychology Researcher, Edinburgh Napier University
  • 2016–2017
    Teaching Fellow, University of Leicester
  • 2015–2016
    Research Assistant, University of Roehampton
  • 2015–2016
    Teaching Associate, Royal Holloway University of London
  • 2014–2015
    Teaching Associate, University of Roehampton

Education

  • 2016 
    University of Roehampton, PhD / Psychology
  • 2011 
    University of Abertay Dundee, BSc (Hons)

Publications

  • 2020
    Assessing cognitive bias in forensic decisions: A review and outlook., Journal of Forensic Sciences
  • 2019
    Altered relationship between prefrontal glutamate and activation during cognitive control in people with high trait anxiety., Cortex
  • 2018
    Worry is associated with inefficient functional activity and connectivity in prefrontal and cingulate cortices during emotional interference, Brain and Behavior