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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 researchers that pool intellectual and material resources to accelerate the accumulation of rigorous knowledge in psychological science. 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.

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OPEN SCIENCE

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 authored papers on how to get started in open science as a graduate student [paper | talk] and as a journal editor [paper | full guide] 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).

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MY RESEARCH

For a full list of my publications, see my CV.

REPLICABILITY  | GENERALISABILITY

In my current postdoc, we're investigating generalisability and researcher predictions of generalisability in psychologyWhile working for the Center for Open Science, I worked on the SCORE project which looks at replicability, reproducibility, generalisability, and robustness of findings across the social sciences, as well as human and machine learning predictions of these outcomes.

OPEN SCIENCE PRACTICES

I have studied uptake of open science practices in researchers across the UK and Ireland using the COM-B model of behaviour change; see our Registered Report.

I have also looked at understanding of open science undergraduate students across the UK as part of the STORM project.

DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE

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: [1], [2], [3]. I also did a postdoc looking at the relationship between Lego construction ability and children's spatial and mathematical skills. We published one paper and another Registered Report.

UPDATES

What have I been up to?

MARCH

Our paper "A Registered Report Survey of Open Research Practices in Psychology Departments in the UK and Ireland" has been accepted for publication in British Journal of Psychology!

 

I ran a workshop for LuCiD on "Open science and metascience in developmental psychology"! See the slides here.

FEBRUARY

 

I gave a talk for the University of Warwick on "Easing into open science"! See the recording here [90 minutes].

The introduction to our now complete special issue: "Open science and metascience in developmental psychology" at Infant and Child Development has been published! Read it here.

JANUARY

I gave talks for Durham University RIOTS Science Club and Lancaster University Psychology Department on "Benefits and Challenges of Big Team Science". See the recording here [60 minutes].

For more, please see my CV.

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NOWHERE LAB

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).

The name "Nowhere Lab" is inspired by the Beatles song "Nowhere Man" about Jeremy Hillary Boob, PhD.

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