Hello! I am a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at York St John University.
I'm interested in the development and evolution of cognitive abilities implicated in problem solving, so my research spans the fields of cognitive development and comparative cognition. I'm particiularly interested in causal and social reasoning, as well as how individuals integrate different sources of information in decision making. I have studied these and other cognitive capacities (e.g., the ability to reason about probablities and informant accuracy) in a range of populations, including children, adults, non-human apes, capuchin monkeys, and domestic dogs.
Prior to joining York St John in 2022, I spent 3 years as a Lecturer at Birmingham City University. Before becoming a Lecturer I held three postdoctoral positions, at Cardiff University (2017-2019), the University of Toronto (2014-2017) and the University of St Andrews (2013-2014). I obtained my PhD from University of Birmingham in 2014, where I studied the ability of great apes and children to plan their actions in physical problem solving tasks.