Postdoctoral Researcher, Psychological Science Accelerator, Ashland University
A LITTLE ABOUT ME
Click here to view my CV and materials from my workshops and talks.
I am currently a postdoctoral researcher for the Psychological Science Accelerator -- a globally distributed network of psychological science laboratories with members from all populated continents that coordinates data collection for democratically selected studies. I'm working on "Examining the Big Questions in Big Samples" -- a project investigating generalisability (and researcher predictions of generalisability) in psychology. As well as this, I continue to work on a variety of side projects across developmental psychology and metascience.
My own research includes pre-registration, Registered Reports, replication studies, open data and materials, reproducible analyses in R, and Bayes Factor Analysis of null results. See my OSF page here.
I have coauthored a paper on how to get started in open science as a graduate student (you can read it or listen to my talk about it (46 mins)) and a guide on open research across disciplines (you can read it here). I train researchers at all career stages in open and reproducible science. All materials from my previous workshops are openly available.
Diversity is essential to good science -- I strive to increase access to and participation in science, for example through Nowhere Lab (see below).
For a full list of my publications, see my CV.
I am involved in several ongoing metascience projects. For example, while working for the Center for Open Science, I worked on the SCORE project which is looking at replicability, reproducibility, generalisability, and robustness of findings across the social sciences, as well as human and machine learning predictions of these outcomes.
INFANT COMMUNICATION UNDERSTANDING
My PhD was in infant social cognition -- specifically, whether and how infants come to understand that they're being communicated to. See my thesis for an overview, or each of the three papers I published: , , . You can also watch a recording of a talk I did on my PhD work (45 mins), or read one of my blogs on this work , .
SPATIAL AND MATHS SKILLS IN CHILDREN
I did a postdoc looking at the relationship between Lego construction ability and children's spatial and mathematical skills. The project is ongoing, see our project webpage for more details. We currently have one paper accepted  and another accepted as a Stage 1 Registered Report. You can also listen to a podcast episode where I talk about the project (17 mins).
What have I been up to?
I gave a guest lecture for Social Psychology 104 at Duke University on "The Replication Crisis in Psychology"
Our paper "Limited evidence of test-retest reliability in infant-directed speech preference in a large pre-registered infant sample" has been accepted at Developmental Science
Our paper "Associations and Indirect Effects Between LEGO® Construction and Mathematics Performance" has been accepted at Child Development
I started my new job as postdoctoral researcher for the Psychological Science Accelerator
I have been appointed Associate Director of the Journal Editors Discussion Interface
For more, please see my CV.
I run weekly lab meetings for people who don't have a lab! My lab is called Nowhere Lab and anyone from any field is welcome to join who doesn't have a lab but would like the lab meeting experience.
Target audience includes but is absolutely not limited to: new faculty who have no one in their lab yet, ex-academics who now work in industry, freelance sci-commers/consultants, people who are in a toxic lab, people between jobs, & keen undergrads.
To join, just email me (see email address at top of page) or DM us on twitter.
The name "Nowhere Lab" is inspired by the Beatles song "Nowhere Man" about Jeremy Hillary Boob, PhD.