Matt (2)I am developmental psychology PhD researcher at Birkbeck College, University of London. I work in the Developmental Neurocognition Lab where my colleagues and I use a variety of research methods to investigate how and why children cognitively develop in different ways. I also work with researchers at the Centre for Educational Neuroscience where we collaborate with teachers, psychologists, neuroscientists and child development experts to translate our research into educational practice.

My research focuses on understanding how children form analogies and how to apply this knowledge to various aspects of children’s development. I am also interested in children’s language, conceptual and creative development and the interaction between these domains.

I like to conduct studies with the aim of producing meaningful work that can be applied to classroom practice. To this end, I highly value the input that teachers and schools make throughout the research process, from designing studies to taking part in data collections. Prior to moving into research, I worked as a design and technology teacher and head of department.

If you would like your school to be involved in our research, please contact me here.

Find me on Twitter here and ResearchGate here.