Personal profile

Research interests

Broadly speaking I am interested in various areas of cognitive psychology but I am particularly interested in the following:

  • Semantic memory, concepts and categorical decision making (collaboration with Dr Sue Anthony). Specific work looks differentiating processes between thematic and taxonomic categorisation.
  • Cognitive processing and categorisation in autism (collaboration with Dr Sue Anthony).
  • Embodied cognition and the role of action/affordances in concept learning and language comprehension (collaborations with Dr Sue Anthony, Prof Fred vallee-Tourangeau, Dr Caroline Whyatt and Dr Pietro Caggiano).
  • The impact of technology on memory performance (collaborations with Dr George Georgiou and Prof Mike Page).


Teaching specialisms

Current Teaching (BSc Psychology):

  • Methods for Psychologists 1 (L4)
  • Methods for Psychologists 2 (L5)

Current Teaching (MSc Psychology Conversion):

  • Methods of Collecting Data in Psychology (L7)


Previous Teaching (BSc Psychology):

  • Introductory Developmental and Language Psychology (L4)
  • Foundations in Developmental Psychology (L4)
  • Psychological Research (L5)
  • Psychological Work Experience (L5 & L6)

Previous Teaching (MSc Research Methods in Psychology):

  • Research Methods and Data Analysis (L7)


In addition to the above I have supervised a range of projects at L6, L7 and L8. 


Commercial and public engagement

In the last few years I have done a number of outreach talks to local schools and colleges for prospective students with an interest in studying Psychology. If this is of interest for educators with prospective psychology students please get in touch via email to discuss (

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, University of Hertfordshire


Psychology, MSc Reserch Methods in Psychology, University of Hertfordshire


Psychology, BSc Psychology, University of Hertfordshire


External positions

External Examiner, Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education, St George's University of London, London, UK.

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