My main area of research interest is the psychology of creativity, and completed my PhD investigating the relationship between adult ageing and creativity at the University of Aberdeen. I am also interested in how creativity is related to cognition (e.g., attention), emotion, and its role in the performing arts.
My other research interests are varied, but mainly focus around cognition or personality, often with a forensic angle. Previous or current projects include: jury decision-making, narcissism, inter-partner violence, and child eyewitness testimony. I have also provided statistical and methodological support to a number of other projects.
I worked as an ad-hoc lecturer in psychology at Robert Gordon University, before joining Edinburgh Napier University in 2014. I currently teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, focusing on memory, creativity, individual differences, and statistics and research methods. I also have experience of teaching overseas, and am the module leader and visiting lecturer for individual differences modules running in Singapore and Hong Kong.