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Nicoleta Gavrila
Research Trainee



  • 2020 – 2021 MSc Development, Disorders and Clinical Practice – University of York
  • 2010 – 2013 BSc Psychology – Hyperion University, Bucharest, Romania


After I completed my degree in 2013, I worked in the third sector in community projects and in alternative (Montessori) and informal education and outdoor programs with integrative programs for children with Autism. Since 2017, after moving to the United Kingdom, I focused on developing my skills in working in mental health and clinical settings and supporting and understanding the needs of people with developmental disorders. During my master’s degree, besides the DCC role with the University, I joined a community program run by a charity in York supporting visually impaired people and/or with learning disabilities or difficulties. After my master, I decided to focus on Research in Developmental Psychology as well as further developing my teaching skills.

Departmental roles

  • 2023 – present - Research Trainee in the Numerical Cognition Lab
  • 2022 – present – Exceptional Circumstances Committee – Y1
  • 2022 – Casual Research Assistant in the DSN Lab
  • 2021 – present – Tutor in Psychology
  • 2021 – Departmental Community Coordinator



My research project during my MSc degree explored how therapeutic writing is working on improving emotional processing and well-being in women.

Further on I joined the DSN Lab where I supported the York branch of the project Wellcome Leap 1kD.


Currently, I am part of the Numerical Cognition Lab working on the BounCeS project.

Research group(s)

  • Numerical Cognition Lab


  • Silke Goebel
  • Tom Hartley


External activities


Contact details

Nicoleta Gavrila
Research Trainee
Department of Psychology
University of York
Room PS/C/013