Reader in Cognitive Development, University of Birmingham

Sarah Beck completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Oxford in Psychology and Philosophy (PPP) before moving to become a research assistant at the University of Birmingham, where she has studied and worked ever since.

Her research examines children’s and adults’ thinking about time and knowledge. She is interested in how children become able to speculate about events in the past and future and how they handle uncertainty, and how adults’ apparently sophisticated thinking in these areas is often irrational.

Experience

  • –present
    Reader in Cognitive Development, University of Birmingham