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Postdoctoral research fellow, Queen's University Belfast

I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Dundee in 2015. I then pursued a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology at Queen's University Belfast, graduating in 2019.

Since 2019 I have been working as the Research Fellow on the Leverhulme-funded project entitled, "The Nature and Function of Relief" under the supervision of Professor Aidan Feeney (PI), Professor Teresa McCormack, Professor Sarah Beck, and Professor Christoph Hoerl.

Research Interests
I am interested in various aspects of human cognition, and their development throughout childhood and into adulthood. My doctoral project explored time and causality in cognitive development with a specific focus on how our perception of time is influenced and altered by our beliefs about cause and effect, and agency.

I am also interested in the study of complex, cognitive emotions such as relief and regret. I am presently the post-doctoral research fellow on an interdisciplinary project which seeks to explore the antecedents of relief, our understanding of relief in others and how this changes with age, and how the anticipation and experience of relief influences decision-making.


  • 2016–present
    Doctoral Candidate, Psychology, Queen's University Belfast


  • 2015 
    University of Dundee, Psychology MA: First Class Honours