Lab members

Find out more about our lab members.

Previous lab members

Kathryn was a postdoc who worked in the CogDev Lab. 

Megan was an undergraduate student at the University of Surrey studying BSc Psychology. They were on placement in the CoGDeV Lab working for Dr. Katie Gilligan-Lee where they assisted the lab with current research projects. This includes looking into technology use in individuals with Down syndrome and Williams syndrome.

Iliana was a BSc psychology student at the University of Surrey completing their placement as a research assistant under the supervision of Professor Emily Farran. Alongside helping out with several different cognitive development research projects and raising awareness of Open Research within the university, their duties largely included helping out with the Block Construction Skills for Mathematics (BLOCS) project which explores whether children’s physical and virtual engagement with Lego is linked to their maths and spatial skills.

Afreen worked as a research assistant in the CoGDev Lab, under the supervision of Dr. Katie Gilligan-Lee. They worked on an online misconceptions study of maths and science in adults. 

Badri was an Honorary Research Assistant who worked in the CogDev lab. 

Oscar was a postgraduate research assistant working in the CoGDeV Lab with Emily Farran and Camilla Gilmore. The aim of the study was to investigate the relationships between Lego construction ability, mathematics ability and a number of mediating abilities.

Aan worked as a research assistant at the CoGDeV lab under the supervision of Professor Emily Farran.

Her interests are in neurodevelopmental disorders and neuropsychology, especially in children. 

Priya was a Postdoctoral researcher who worked on the “BLOck Construction Skills for Mathematics (BLOCS)”. She is currently a research scientist at the Center for Open Science and a Community Manager at the Journal Editors Discussion Interface (JEDI).

Ashley was a placement student who worked on “STORM open research”, “Embedded Cognition spatial training” and “The use of technology in Down Syndrome”. She is currently in her final year of her undergraduate course at the University of Surrey.

Alice was a placement student who worked on various projects including “STORM open research”, “BLOck Construction Skills for Mathematics (BLOCS)” and “The use of technology in Down Syndrome”. She is currently completing her undergraduate Psychology degree at the University of Surrey.

Lewis was a placement student who worked on “BLOck Construction Skills for Mathematics (BLOCS)” and Open Research projects. He is currently in his final year of his undergraduate Psychology degree at the University of Surrey.

Jenna was a graduate Researcher who worked on ‘A disconnect between motor milestone achievement and motor development in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder’. She is currently working as an Assistant Psychologist.

Rebecca was a volunteer research assistant who helped with recruitment on ‘A disconnect between motor milestone achievement and motor development in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder’.

Pari was a placement student who was involved in several projects related to spatial language.

Jay was a placement student who worked on a number of projects including “The developmental relationship between motor skills and large scale spatial knowledge”.

Alex was a PhD student. He investigated the role of spatial thinking skills in science, and in particular, the scientific understanding, skills and knowledge of primary school aged children. He is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oxford.

Riya was a placement student who worked on various projects in the lab.

Aislinn was a research assistant on “The developmental relationship between motor skills and large scale spatial knowledge”. She is currently studying for her PhD.

Samantha was a placement student who built the first version of this website. She worked on various projects related to spatial categories and spatial language.

Louise was a Postdoctoral Researcher who worked on ‘Understanding the development of face processing’ (PI: Marie Smith, Birkbeck). She is currently a lecturer at the University of East Anglia.

Charles was a visiting researcher who took part in various educational neuroscience seminars/workshops and was a part of an educational neuroscience research project that focused on improving the learning of primary science and mathematics. He has returned to the Academy of Singapore Teachers, Ministry of Education, Singapore.

Kerry was a Postdoctoral Researcher who worked on two projects: “Depth perception” and “Project ELSTRAD”. Kerry also completed her PhD with Emily.

Jo was a PhD student who investigated Problem solving in WS and DS. She is currently taking a career break to look after her young family.

Hannah was a PhD student who focused on the use of virtual environments to examine the development of navigation skills in both typically developing children and individuals with Williams Syndrome (WS). She is currently studying for her Doctorate in Education, to become an Educational Psychologist.

Harry was a Postdoc who worked on “Project ELSTRAD”. He is currently a lecturer at Nottingham Trent University.

Susie was a Postdoctoral Researcher who worked on “Route learning in virtual environments”. Susie also completed her PhD with Emily. She is currently a primary school teacher.

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