I am a Lecturer in Psychology at Birmingham City University. I teach across a variety of modules at all levels of study, including research methods and statistics, cognitive psychology, and language and communication.
My research investigates the evolution and development of cognitive abilities, particularly in the areas of causal and social cognition. To investigate these topics I present children and non-human animals (apes, monkeys, dogs) with problem solving and reasoning tasks and examine their behavioural responses. I conduct my research in a variety of locations including schools, nurseries, museums, dog training facilities and zoos.