I recently joined the Hungry Mind Lab at the Department of Education as a Research Project Coordinator, working under Professor Sophie von Stumm. I completed my BA in Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Cambridge in summer 2020, subsequently working as a Research Assistant at the Cambridge Babylab. Here I supported the BRIGHT Project, a global health study run collaboratively by Cambridge, UCL and Birkbeck University as well as the Medical Research Councils of The Gambia. This used a range of behavioural and neuroimaging methods to explore how malnourishment and low-resource contexts affect early cognitive development within rural Africa.
For the last three years, I have been heavily involved in widening participation and outreach work, supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to access selective higher education. As a result, I am particularly interested in the mechanisms by which economic and cultural factors can affect educational success and the implications this has for interventions to tackle educational inequality.