Dr Katie Gilligan

Lecturer in Developmental Psychology
PhD, MPhil, BSc (Hons)
+44 (0)1483 686888
43 AC 05
Week 4: Wed 11-1; Week 5: Tue 10-12; Week 6: Wed 10-1

Academic and research departments

School of Psychology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.


University roles and responsibilities

  • Programme Leader for MSc Developmental Psychology in Research and Practice

My qualifications

PhD Developmental Psychology
University College London
MPhil Psychology and Education
University of Cambridge
BA (Hons) Neuroscience
Trinity College Dublin


Research interests

Courses I teach on

My publications


Gilligan, K. A., Hodgkiss, A., Thomas, M. S. C., & Farran, E. K (2018). The developmental relations between spatial cognition and mathematics in primary school children
Gilligan, K. A., Hodgkiss, A., Thomas, M, S, C., & Farran, E, K. (2018). The use of discrimination scaling tasks: a novel perspective on the development of spatial scaling.
Clerkin, A., & Gilligan, K. A. (2018). Pre-school numeracy play as a predictor of children’s attitudes towards mathematics at age 10.
Hodgkiss, A., Gilligan, K. A., Tolmie, A. K., Thomas, M. S. C., & Farran, E. K. (2018). Spatial cognition and science achievement: The contribution of intrinsic and extrinsic spatial skills from 7 to 11 years.
Gilligan, K. A., Flouri, E., & Farran, E. K. (2017). The contribution of spatial ability to mathematics achievement in middle childhood.