2020 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in the York Episodic Memory Lab with Dr Aidan Horner: researching whether elements of an event are retrieved holistically during development, and whether retrieval practice on some elements of an episodic events transfers to better recall for untested elements.
2016-2020 - PhD candidate in the Body, Eyes, and Movement (BEAM) lab with Dr Ellen Poliakoff, Dr Jen McBride, and Professor Ira Leroi: researched whether response inhibition, decision-making, impulsivity etc are disrupted in Parkinson's.
Current roles and projects
Project co-ordinator for Non-Interventional, Reproducible, and Open (NIRO) systematic reviews. The project aims to make systematic reviews clearer and easier to do outside of clinical trial research. We are developing a set of guidelines for creating a protocol/pre-registration with a particular focus on reproducibility and quality assessment. You can find out more from Marta Topor and I on the ReproducibiliTea podcast.
Ambassador for the Centre for Open Science
Responsible for community building and merchandise for ReproducibiliTea internationally
Co-lead for ReproducibiliTea Manchester
Advisory board member for the Meta Psychology journal
Member of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS)
Interests and Principles
Open, reproducible, and replicable science (code and data sharing, pre-registered hypotheses, separation between confirmatory and exploratory analysis)
Patient and public involvement (working collaboratively with patients, not on or about them)
Public engagement (talks, workshops, community events)
Meta-research (improving science to be as robust as possible)
Brain-behaviour relationships (decision-making, memory, reward, motivation, impulsivity, cognitive biases)
Statistics (both frequentist and Bayesian, clear and reproducible analyses in RMarkdown, learning new techniques)
Methodology (developing new methodologies, widening my skill-set, staying up-to-date with new hardware and software)
User experience (creating apps and tools with public input, surveys and focus groups, experimental methods)
Neuropsychology (Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases, and how neuropsychological cases can inform us about typical brain function)
Visual perception (optical illusions, visual motion perception, multi-sensory perception)
Games design (applying psychological knowledge to improve the gaming experience)
Video games have been one of my main interests since about 1997, currently playing mostly on the PS4 and PC
Sci-fi and fantasy literature
Dungeons and Dragons/RPGs - Half (Wood) Elf, Rogue
Archery - I was co-founder and treasurer of the University of Lincoln Archery Club, but first started shooting in 2012
Horse riding - particularly western riding, but have dabbled in dressage, carriage driving, vaulting, and circus as a teen. One day I hope to combine my interests into horseback archery - watch this space!