Bristol Cognitive Development Centre British Psychology Society Society for Research into Child Development
development of religion
Areas of expertise
My focus now is on the development of supernatural and religious belief, what areas of the brain are activated when thinking in a supernatural manner and how cultural differences (between Japan and England) effect supernatural thought and behaviour. My doctoral work explored how children make sense of the visual world and how this changes between the ages of 2 and 6 years. Much of this research focussed on interpretation of visual illusions. Previously, I have worked with the Scottish Executive to advise and implement changes in provision of care and education for children under the age of 5.
I have written for popular science publications, been interviewed for live radio and been a consultant on the development of a television programme for the BBC.