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I obtained all three of my degrees at Carleton University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Mass Communication in 2008, a Master of Arts in Developmental Psychology in 2013 and a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology in 2018. After graduating with my doctorate, I continued my research at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, as a postdoctoral research fellow. In September 2022, I was appointed as a Lecturer in Developmental Psychology here at Queen’s University Belfast.  


Research Interests

Broadly, I am interested in cognitive developmental psychology, with a focus on mathematical cognition. My research aims to further understanding of the development of children’s mathematical skills and related cognitive processes. In particular, I focus on understanding the developmental course of number integration, that is, the process of making connections between number concepts and symbols, which is central to children’s construction of higher-level mathematical understanding. I am also interested in investigating the development of mathematical skills for children who are learning mathematics in a second language, as well as developing accessible mathematical interventions aimed at improving cognitive and educational outcomes for children.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education


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