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    Research Interests

    Much of my research has focused on the development of different aspects of temporal cognition in young children. I am currently working on aspects of children's future thinking on an ESRC-funded project with Cristina Atance, and on another project with Eugene Caruso which is examining temporal asymmetries in children's thinking. Along with Marc Buehner, David Lagnado, and Christoph Hoerl, I am also examining the effects of children's causal beliefs on their temporal judgments in a project funded by the Leverhulme Trust. I have a long-standing interest in interdisciplinary work with philosophers, and I am associated with the Consciousness and Self-Consciousness Research Centre at the University of Warwick. I am co-director of the AHRC project "Time: Between Metaphysics and Psychology" along with Christoph Hoerl at Warwick.


    I teach developmental psychology and supervise final-year and MSc projects in this area.


    I completed my undergraduate degree and PhD at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge. After a year lecturing at the University of Kent, I moved to the University of Warwick to work as a postdoctoral researcher with Gordon Brown. In 2000, I was appointed as a lecturer at Warwick, before moving to Queen's University Belfast in 2002. I was promoted to Reader and then to Professor of Cognitive Development in 2010.

    Frequent Journals

    • Journal of Experimental Child Psychology

      ISSNs: 0022-0965

      Academic Press Inc.

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.85 SJR 1.835 SNIP 1.273


    • Developmental Psychology

      ISSNs: 0012-1649

      American Psychological Association Inc.

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 3.62 SJR 2.066 SNIP 1.646


    • The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

      ISSNs: 1747-0218

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1747-0226

      Psychology Press Ltd

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.18 SJR 1.374 SNIP 1.229


    • Child Development

      ISSNs: 0009-3920

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1467-8624


      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 4.86 SJR 2.978 SNIP 2.439


    • Cognition & Emotion

      ISSNs: 0269-9931

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1464-0600

      Psychology Press Ltd

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.34 SJR 1.314 SNIP 1.063


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