I'll be speaking at Sunday Assembly Reading on 17th March 2019. Details coming soon.
I had a fantastic time talking about the science of fiction, followed by an improvised show based on my talk by the Free Radicals in October in Reading. Great fun and a packed house. View HERE (warning: the improv contains some rude[ish] bits!)
I was delighted to present my research at the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature biennial conference in Stavanger (July 2018), and to receive the Outstanding Student Paper Award. Huge thanks to the hard-working organisers. And Stavanger treated us to the Tall Ships race and a rather magical view of the lunar eclipse!
I study the cognitive processes involved in engaging with fictional worlds, particularly processes related to empathy. Other research intersts include psychopathology, dementia, personality, the self, aesthetics, methods, stats and open science.
My professional portfolio includes psychology in occupational settings, acting, writing, filmmaking, and applied arts and consultancy in dementia care, mental health, education and criminal justice settings. I teach undergraduate and postgraduate quantitative and qualitative research methods.
I'm an Associate Editor of the Journal of European Psychology Students (find JEPS on Twitter @efpsa_jeps) and I'm standing PsyPAG Alumni Chair (follow or DM @PsyPAGalumni) and BPS London & Home Counties branch PsyPAG rep (find @BPS_LHC on Twitter). If you're a PsyPAG alumnus or a postgraduate psychologist near London, do get in touch!
In the media
Niestatystyczny (Poland), IFL Science, Europolitis, World News, IDN Times (India), New Zealand Herald, The Independent, The Daily Mail, The Metro, The Telegraph, Radio Jackie, Miskin Radio, YourTango, and US News channels CV 33 (Dallas), CBS 13 News (Sacramento), PHL17 (Philadelphia)
'I'm A Scientist' profile where school students can engage with scientists about STEM careers.