I'm a social scientist and lecturer in the UCL Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology. I teach research methods and statistics on the Educational and Child Psychology doctoral programmes. My research focuses on evaluating therapies and support for people experiencing mental health difficulties.
I have a background in informatics and psychology, training at the Doctoral Training Centre in Neuroinformatics and Computational Neuroscience and Psychology department, University of Edinburgh, where I took a PhD (2009) on individual differences in deductive reasoning as a function of the broader autism spectrum and an MSc (2005) in Neuroinformatics, with a focus on cognitive approaches. My first degree is in Computer Science (BEng, Queen’s University Belfast, 2002). I'm an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Association for Psychosocial Studies.
Anna Freud Centre/UCL Evidence Based Practice Unit and research lead at the Child Outcomes Research Consortium. Before coming to London, I was a postdoc at the University of Salzburg (2008–2011) where I investigated how people reason about "if"s (LogICCC programme) and trust (Aniketos).
Books I enjoyed; 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); quotations; a blog; some lyrics; links to software I use; 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?
– Sophie Hannah