I am currently working as a Research Assistant with Dr Jo Van Herwegen and Dr Olympia Palikara at IOE and University of Roehampton on the TransND Study.  This study is a cross-syndrome comparison on the transition from primary to secondary school for children with neurodevelopmental disorders, looking at evidence of good practise.  I hold a visiting lecturer position at the University of Reohampton.  I am also working with Professor Michael Thomas and Dr  Hana D’Souza on a longitudinal study looking at cognitive development in Downs Syndrome with children at Birkbeck University of London, the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, part of the LonDowns Consortium at UCL.

 

My bachelor of science in psychology was studied at University College London, after which I trained to teach English as Foreign Language and spent 2 years teaching English in Spain and learning Spanish.  I returned to study developmental neuroscience at University of Essex where I obtained my Masters, directly followed by a PhD at South Bank University, with Professior Julie Dockrell and Professor David Messer, looking at word finding difficulties and lexical processing in children with special educational needs.  Following my PhD, I became a Research Fellow at UCL as part of the Educational Psychology Group in the department of Psychology and Language Sciences working on issues of social inclusion of children from special educational units into mainstream which also included research into areas of emotional intelligence, conduct problems, bullying, and altruism.

 

PhD, MSc Developmental Neuropsychology, BSc in Psychology, CPsychol, AFBPsS