DPhil in Applied Cognitive psychology (University of Sussex)
BA (Hons) in Applied Psychology (University of Susssex)
British Psychological Society (BPS)
Society of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC)
Senior Fellow of the HEA (2017)
I joined the OU in 2007, after completing my PhD at the University of Sussex.
I am an applied cognitive psychologist and my research interests revolve around the practical applications of psychological theory. I am particularly interested in how attention and perception can be affected when dual tasking (for example whilst driving a car and talking on the phone) as well as the effect this has on an individual’s eye movements. My work also crosses into forensic psychology as I’m interested in perceptual factors when witnessing crimes, with a particular focus on eye movements, weapon focus, inattention- and change blindness.
I am a member of the Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC) and part of the centre's Forensic Cognition Research Group where I work closely with Prof Graham Pike, Dr Hayley Ness, Dr Jim Turner, Dr Catriona Harvard, Dr Virginia Harrison, Dr. Zoe Walkington and Dr Helen Kaye.
I am currently the co chair of production of Investigating Forensic Psychology (DD802), a new postgraduate module which is part of the MSc in Forensic Psychological Studies (F73). I am also the Qualification lead for the MSc in Forensic Psychological Studies (F73) and the MSc in Psychology (F74).
Since joining the University I have also been involved in production on the following modules:
I have also worked on presentation in the following modules:
And have been Qualification Lead for:
I have been involved in a range of impact and public engagement events, including (most recently):
I have been an invited speaker for various road safety charities, including RoSPA and Road Safety Wales. I work closely with policing partners and members of industry to inform education and strategy around distracted driving. I have been interviewed on radio and television numerous times, and have acted as an academic consultant for other relevant productions.
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