I'm a lecturer in the Educational Psychology Group, Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London. I have a background in informatics and psychology, holding a PhD (University of Edinburgh, 2009) in how reasoning processes vary along the broader autism spectrum; an MSc (also from Edinburgh, 2005) in Neuroinformatics; and a BEng in Computer Science (Queen’s University Belfast, 2002).
Previously (2011–2013) I was a research fellow at the Evidence Based Practice Unit, between UCL and the Anna Freud Centre, and research lead at the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC). I helped develop the evaluation framework for the Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) programme and worked in the CAMHS Payment by Results project data analytic team. Before coming to London, I was a postdoc at the University of Salzburg in Austria (2008–2011), first on the European Science Foundation LogICCC programme, where I investigated how people reason about uncertain conditionals, then on the Aniketos project, where I contributed to work on cognitive and social models of trust in a secure cloud computing domain.Other info: books I enjoyed (suggestions for others to read would be very welcome; I'm also playing with goodreads); music I'm listening to; a poem inspired by the later stages of the PhD (some advice on choosing a PhD programme and writing up a thesis); a blog; some lyrics; links to software I use; some places I like in London; a smile machine; how about a little game of bingo for when you're listening to politicians on the news?