Senior Lecturer and Director of Unit of School and Family Studies
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Whitehead Building, Room 203/4
Goldsmiths, University of London,
New Cross, SE14 6NW
Summary of research:
BSc PGCert PhD
1st year undergraduate:
Psychology of a Person
3rd year undergraduate:
Psychology & Education (course co-ordinator), Behavioural Genetics
Co-Director of MSc Science of Psychology, Genetics and Education
MSc Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience
I am interested in supervising projects that relate to emotion processing and empathy development in children and adolescents. I am also interested in thinking about social and emotional aspects of learning that might contribute toward school achievement and well-being.
2011: Nuffield Foundation Small Grant to study neuropsychological profiles of students in PRUs (£14,340).
2011: Participant in Royal Society MP-Scientist Pairing Scheme.
2011: Learning and Teaching Fellowship from Goldsmiths for production of employability resources (£1998).
2010: Learning and Teaching Fellowship from Goldsmiths for teaching-linked animations (£1850).
2009: Awarded funding from Goldsmiths Department of Psychology for bullying research (£3537).
2009: Awarded Local Authority funding for evaluation of intervention programme (£40,000).
2008: Awarded funding from the Central Research Fund at the University of London (£2303).
2008: Awarded ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship award for 12 months (£76,944).
I am also interested in science communication. I took part in the Royal-Society's MP-Scientist Pairing Scheme in 2011, and presented at the British Psychological Society's Psychology4All day in March 2011. I was also interviewed for Brain Culture aired on BBC Radio 4 on 15th November 2011.
My research is interdisciplinary and I have published experimental, behavioural genetic, and neuroimaging investigations of conduct problems, callous-unemotional traits, and autism spectrum disorders.
The main focus of my work has been on emotion processing and understanding and empathy in children and adolescents with antisocial behavioural problems. Specifically, I am interested in emotional development in children with severe and chronic behavioural difficulties, including those with callous-unemotional traits (or early psychopathic behaviours). I started this work with Young Offenders, and continue to study children and adolescents in mainstream and in special education settings.
I am currently heading four major projects:
I also work in collaboration with InLab, working on projects related to school achievement.
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