Anna Kauer

PhD Student
MSc, MA, BA (Hons), Oxon


My research project

My qualifications

MSc Psychology
University of Surrey
BA Hons (Oxon), MA
University of Oxford

Affiliations and memberships

Member of Division 10 of the American Psychological Society (the Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts).


Research interests

I am a member of the Cognitive, Brain and Behaviour and Developmental Research Groups at Surrey.




Kauer, A. R. and Sowden, P. T., (2020). The role of attention in the development of creativity. In K. Cohen-Kadosh (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198827474.013.15

Kauer, A. R., Sowden, P. T., Cohen Kadosh, K. & Winstone, N. (May 2018). Taking everything in: A new approach to leaky attention and creative achievement. Winner of the Conference Best Poster Prize at the 2018 UK Creativity Researchers' Conference, Canterbury, Kent, UK

Sowden, P.T., & Kauer, A.R. (August 2016) The relationship between divergent thinking and creativity as a function of creative achievement. Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, Colorado, USA.