I completed a BSc in Psychology here at Bangor University, then carried on to study for a doctorate (PhD) in cognitive psychology. I then worked for several years as a Research Officer at Bangor, using brain imaging and brain stimulation techniques to understand cognitive functions like working memory. I subsequently moved to Liverpool John Moores University to take up a lectureship, before returning to Bangor University to join the psychology teaching team as a lecturer.
My research interests include the relationship between cognitive skills and physical activity, the factors that influence consumer decision-making, and the way that individual cognitive differences relate to academic performance.
I am module organiser for the Year 1 Research Methods module, which uses lectures and practical sessions to teach students the theory and skills needed to conduct research in psychology. I am also module organiser for the Year 1 Applied Psychology module, which examines how psychological theory can be applied in real-world contexts. In addition, I supervise undergraduate honours dissertations within my research specialisms. Alongside my teaching roles, I am the Admissions Tutor for undergraduate and taught postgraduate psychology degrees.