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BA in Experimental Psychology, MSc in Research Methods in Psychology, DPhil in Cognitive Development Psychology

Researcher in the Department of Population Health                                                                                               Email:                                                                                                                         Tel: +44 (0)1865 289403

My MSc project investigated the influence of learning styles on medical students’ exam performance, and my DPhil investigated complex grammar acquisition in native English speakers, its cognitive precursors and its influence on learning, in particular literacy and arithmetic. While obtaining my degrees, I held various part-time posts, including working as a statistical analyst at the Women’s Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital on a project to investigate the relationship between various labour factors, such as cord gas pH, and intellectual function in childhood. 

After completing my DPhil, I joined the UK Medical Careers Research Group (MCRG), which is part of the Unit of Health-Care Epidemiology at the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford. In my work as a Research Officer for MCRG, I analyse data and prepare it for publication in peer-reviewed journals and reports for the Department of Health. The topics I have worked on include medical career choices: factors influencing them and changes over time, medial carer progression and preparedness for work among medical graduates.

Alongside my work for MCRG, I continue to pursue my interests in developmental psychology such as language development, in particular grammar acquisition and its influence on literacy and other aspects of academic performance, development of mathematical reasoning and skills, and children’s logical reasoning, such as the ability to seriate.