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Madeleine Steeds



I am an Associate Lecturer in Psychology in Education. I completed my BSc and MPsych in psychology at the University of Leeds, before undertaking a PhD in computer science at the University of Manchester. My PhD research focussed on the effects of technology on learning and other cognitive processes.

During my PhD I worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in a range of modules including personality and individual differences. I also worked as a research assistant on the PACTMAN project which looked at cognition, privacy, and trust in digital environments. I also conducted research on behalf of the University of Manchester Students’ Union, investigating how postgraduate research students feel about the union and ways the union could better serve this group. I was also publicity chair for the PerDis conference in 2020, and have been involved in organising a workshop at British HCI 2021.



My research investigates the impact of technology on cognition, with a particular focus on memory and learning. I am interested in how the devices we use to study can bias cognitive processes. My research is very interdisciplinary spanning psychology, computer science and education.

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External activities


  • Member of the British Psychological Society
  • Associate Fellow of Advance HE

Contact details

Department of Education
University of York
YO10 5DD