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Royal Holloway University of London.
(2020-present)- ESRC-funded PhD Researcher.

  • Investigating intrinsic motivation for reading

Aston University, Birmingham UK .
(2017-2019)- MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience (part-time)- Distinction               

  • Research methods: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, eye-tracking, Electroencephalography and Magnetoencephalography.
  • Research Dissertation : “Exploring the Comprehension of Written English Words with Fast Periodic Visual Stimulation (FPVS)” Awarded- 82.75 (Distinction)

Aston University, Birmingham, UK . 
(2013-2017)- BSc (Hons) in Psychology with Professional Placement- 1st Class Honours                     

  • Final year dissertation: “Does induced mood enhance Navigational Working Memory by Affect or Arousal” Awarded- 75.4 (1st)
  • Placement Year Literature Review: “Can Virtual Reality be used as mood induction procedure?” Awarded- 73.4 (1st)

Research Experience

Research Assistant: Exploring the comprehension of Written English Words with Fast Periodic Visual Stimulation.
(October 2019-September 2020)

  • Investigated language processing of words displayed at a periodic rate using Fast Periodic Visual Stimulation and EEG
  • Used Wuggy-Multilingual Pseudo-word Generator and McWord Orthographic Wordform to produce words, nonwords, pseudo-words and pseudo-homophones matched on specific linguistic variables
  • Used E-prime to create a FPVS-Oddball paradigm to display stimuli at a periodic rate

Research Assistant: Aston Literacy Project (ALP), Aston University UK    
(March 2018- August 2020)

  • Investigating the relationship between reading and vocabulary knowledge in primary school readers (phase 1) and secondary school readers (phase 2) as part of a longitudinal study under the supervision of Dr Laura Shapiro.
  • Assisting 3rd year undergraduate psychology students as part of their placement year with admin work, research preparation and data analysis.
  • Assisted in preparing laptop tasks and school documents before school visits.
  • Collecting data from various schools across Birmingham using standardised tests examining sight word efficiency and phonemic decoding efficiency.
  • Using a YARC assessment style Psychopy paradigm to assess reading comprehension and using standardised scoring during analysis.  
  • Writing teacher feedback reports with averages and histograms to explain findings gathered so far.

Research Assistant: Whole Words Project, Aston University UK                  
(Dec 2017- August 2020)

  • Investigating the methods of teaching high-frequency words to children who failed the Phonics Screening Check (PSC) in Key Stage 1 under the supervision of Dr Laura Shapiro.
  • Investigating whether more phonic training or whole word recognition training would benefit children who failed the PSC using standardised tests pre and post training.
  • Collecting data from various schools across Birmingham working with 6-7-year old students.
  • Analysing pilot data using the SPSS software to measure analysis of co-variance (ANCOVA), effect sizes and averages when measuring word accuracy across pre-test and post-test scores in each training condition.
  • Assisted in writing a pre-registered report.

Research Assistant: Pontifical Universidade Catolica Brazil                      
(Sept 2015-July 2016)

  • Conducted research on the relationship between emotion and visual perception under the supervision of Dr Daniel Mograbi
  • Recruited and screened eligible participants for the study
  • Aided with document preparation and conducting study
  • Aided in writing a systematic review examining the effects of Virtual Reality as a tool for Mood Induction which has been published.
  • Shadowed psychologists conducting and analysing MRI’s of patients with dementia
  • Undertook beginner Portuguese classes
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