Wednesday, 2 December 2020

New report from psychology careers webinar in The Psychologist

This report from the BPS Careers in Psychology online event was written with journalist Ella Rhodes and managing editor Dr Jon Sutton. I attended the final part of the day, watching Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton and Professor Carol Dando give fascinating talks about their careers. The report is called 'Careers are squiggly', and my section starts 'That fire in your belly'. You can read it here.

Thursday, 5 November 2020

Two new webinar reports in The Psychologist

The December issue of The Psychologist contains two of my webinar reports. You can read them on The Psychologist website here:

Children becoming Socrates - from the webinar ‘More thought in education’ led by Peter Worley, co-founder of the Philosophy Foundation

'Where is my voice in this?' - from the webinar ‘Decolonising the Curriculum’

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Do teaching assistants help students learn? New post on BOLD blog

In my latest post for the Blog on Learning and Development (BOLD) I look at the evidence around teaching assistants - what do they normally do in the classroom and how can schools make the most of teaching assistants? Read the post here.

Friday, 25 September 2020

Keeping the momentum in forensic psychology - report in The Psychologist

Journalist Ella Rhodes and I dropped in on the BPS Division of Forensic Psychology online conference, and reported our selected highlights. The conference focused on how forensic psychology has changed due to coronavirus, and what forensic psychology needs to do to increase diversity and inclusion. Find the report here. 

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Social psychology in changing times - report in The Psychologist

My report from ‘Connecting individuals, families and communities in changing and challenging times’, an online event in place of the BPS Social Psychology Section annual conference, has been published on The Psychologist website. You can read it here.

Friday, 11 September 2020

Closing the digital divide - new post on BOLD blog

For my latest blog post on the Jacobs Foundation Blog on Learning and Development I spoke to Professor Candice Odgers about a new report on 'tweens, teens, tech, and mental health'. She told me that digital technology should be available to all young people, and that it should be considered a social safety net. Read the post here.

Friday, 4 September 2020

Psychology and climate change - interview with Lorraine Whitmarsh in The Psychologist

Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh spoke to me about what different areas of psychology can contribute to addressing climate change. You can read the piece in The Psychologist here.

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Hunger at school widens the attainment gap - new post on BOLD blog

My latest post for the Blog on Learning and Development was inspired by Marcus Rashford's campaign to give children who normally receive free school meals vouchers for food in the holidays. The post looks at the effects of hunger on learning, and considers whether breakfast clubs at schools may help children to learn better. Read it here.

Thursday, 30 July 2020

On The Right Track podcast

On The Right Track is a podcast from Dr Rebecca Merkley and Patrick McLeod who are based in Canada. On the podcast they talk about how to build relationships between researchers and educators. In episode six I was interviewed, along with a colleague and friend of mine, Jack White-Foy. We spoke about how we first met during our Master's in Educational Neuroscience and then continued to collaborate on research and translation activities.

It was my first podcast experience and I must admit I was pretty nervous! I have a newfound respect for podcasters...

You can listen to the episode here: Episode 6 Working at the intersection of research and practice

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Book chapter in The 'BrainCanDo' Handbook of Teaching and Learning

A new book has just been published, called The 'BrainCanDo' Handbook of Teaching and Learning: Practical Strategies to Bring Psychology and Neuroscience into the Classroom. It is edited by Julia Harrington, Jonathan Beale, Amy Fancourt, and Catherine Lutz.

I wrote a chapter in the book with my PhD supervisor Iroise Dumontheil. Our chapter is called 'Brain and Cognitive Development During Adolescence: Implications for Science and Mathematics Education'.

It's great to see this published, because our chapter includes lots of the literature that I reviewed for my thesis. I'm looking forward to reading the other contributions when my copy arrives!

The book is published by Routledge and is available here.