I came to Bournemouth University in November 2010 as a lecturer in the Department of Psychology. My research interests fall within the field of cognitive psychology, in particular eye movements, reading and visual cognition. I use eye movement recording techniques to investigate a variety of aspects of visual and linguistic processing. Eye movements are the primary behavioural means by which visual information is taken in; therefore, these recordings provide an excellent on-line behavioural measure of the underlying cognitive and visual processing that occurs.
The primary goal of my research is to increase our understanding of the causes and outcomes of developmental disorders in childhood and adolescence. In this program of research I am particularly interested in reading and language development. Projects mainly focus on: Eye movements during a variety of cognitive processes, binocular coordination during reading, and children's oculomotor control during reading.
My undergraduate teaching duties are; lectures and associated seminars on Autism for the Third Year Unit: Reading Acquisition and Autism. Lectures and associated seminars for the First Year Unit: Biological Neuroscience and Cognition.
My postgraduate teaching duties, on the Lifespan Neuropsychology MSc include lectures on the use of eye movements to examine human cognition, developmental dyslexia and autism.