Biography

APPOINTMENTS

Current

Reader
School of Psychology, University of East London,
From October 2014

Honorary Research Fellow
MRC Childhood Nutrition Research Centre, Institute of Child Health, University College London
From October 2007

Previous

Senior Lecturer
School of Psychology, University of East London,
October 2007 to September 2014

Research Fellow
MRC Childhood Nutrition Research Centre, Institute of Child Health,
University College London
June 2000 to October 2007


QUALIFICATIONS

PhD 2001
Department of Psychology, University College London

PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, 2008
Merit

BSc Psychology, First Class Honours, 1995
Goldsmith’s College, University of London


Research Grants

£3,317 European Hydration Institute 2015
Project: Hydration Status, thirst and thinking – the role of water consumption on cognitive reflection.
Co-PI with Dr Volker Thoma and Olivia Patsalos (UEL)

£43,766 Sir Halley Stewart Trust 2014
Project: School readiness in children who underwent hypothermia treatment for neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy.
Co-PI with Dr Brigitte Vollmer, University of Southampton, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

£15,000 Equipment Grant from industry 2010-2014

£65,000 PhD Studentship from industry 2010-2014

£14,790 UEL Promising Researcher award 2010-11
Project: The effect of hydration status on cognitive performance in older adults

£50,000 UEL Promising Researcher award 2008-9
Project: Are we drinking enough water? The effects of hydration on cognition

Statistics Demonstratorship 1995-1999
Department of Psychology, UCL
Project: PhD funding

Nuffield Undergraduate Research Bursary 1994
Project: Generating inferences from written and spoken language: a comparison of children with visual impairment and children with sight


Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychology Society