I currently work as a Research Assistant on the Motor and Navigation project with Emily, funded by the Waterloo Foundation. I have experience of working with children with learning disabilities in a special school and with working with children and young people on various projects. In addition, I recently completed a Masters in Educational Neuroscience at Birkbeck and The UCL Institute of Education. My MSc Thesis research was at the Birkbeck Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development and looked at multisensory processing over childhood. I am interested in taking a developmental perspective in my research and conducting research that focusses on developing strategies and interventions to improve education for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. I am specifically interested in conducting cross-syndrome research that considers developmental trajectories, which is why I was interested in working on the current project.
The Motor and Navigation project is looking at children with ADHD, individuals with Williams Syndrome and typically developing children (see: http://cogdevlab.weebly.com/motor-performance.html). I have been using the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, Second Edition (BOT-2) to gain a motor profile of each of the groups, and a virtual reality computer game to look at large-scale navigation skills. We are interested in the developmental relationship between the two. I started working on the project during the data collection stage so I have mainly been recruiting children with ADHD and conducting testing in the lab. I have also been conducting some testing with individuals with Williams Syndrome. Once the data is collected, I will then work on analysing and writing up the project with Emily and other project collaborators.
Last updated October 2016