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Biography

M.A. (Hons) Psychology, University of Aberdeen, 2002

MRes Psychology, University of Aberdeen, 2003

PhD Psychology, University of Hull, 2008

Current Research Interests

Reading development: I am interested in the influence of cognitive skills and motivation on children’s reading development, and identifying ways to boost children's motivation to read. Further interests include investigating the influence of method of reading instruction on children’s reading strategies and attainment.

Sex differences and gender identity: Examining the extent to which gender identity explains sex differences in education.

Mental toughness in education: Studying the relationship between mental toughness and attainment among primary and secondary school aged pupils and mental toughness among teachers.

Motivation and behaviour: The relationship between academic motivation and classroom behaviour in primary and secondary school aged pupils.

I would be interested in supervising research in the areas listed above.

Collaborative Activity

Past research grants

2011: Nuffield Foundation Undergraduate Research Bursary. Individual differences in the cognitive and behavioural predictors of reading skill

2010 - 2011: HEFCE UnLtd Catalyst Award. Reading For Fun - A Pupil Led Project to Boost Reading Motivation

2010 - 2011: British Academy Small Research Grant. Investigating sex differences in reading strategies and the effectiveness of different strategies on early reading and spelling

2010: Nuffield Foundation Undergraduate Research Bursary. Sex differences in reading strategies

2009: Nuffield Foundation Undergraduate Research Bursary. Effects of reading instruction on children’s reading strategies

Teaching

Child and Adolescent Development (MSc Education)

Research Methods (MSc Education)

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