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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 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.

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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 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).

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MY RESEARCH

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

METASCIENCE

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: [1], [2], [3]. 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 [2], [3].

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. We published one paper on "Associations and indirect effects between LEGO® construction and mathematics performance" [1] and another Registered Report on "Assessing the impact of LEGO® construction training on spatial and mathematical skills" [2]. You can also listen to a podcast episode where I talk about the project (17 mins).

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UPDATES

What have I been up to?


SEPTEMBER

I gave a talk for the Good Scientific Practice Symposium on "Planning replicable, reproducible, robust, and generalisable studies".

Our manuscript "Registered Report: Researcher Predictions of Effect Generalizability Across Global Samples" was granted in-principle acceptance by Peer Community In Registered Reports!

Our manuscript "A Guide for Social Science Journal Editors on Easing into Open Science" recieved a revise & resubmit from Research Integrity and Peer Review!

AUGUST

I gave a talk for Everything Psych NG on how to get into research. Check out the slides here!

We finished data collection for our Stage 1 Registered Report: "A Registered Report Survey of Open Research Practices in Psychology Departments in the UK and Ireland"!


JULY

Our manuscript "Guidelines to Improve Internationalization in Psychological Science" was accepted for publication in Social and Personality Psychology Compass!

We submitted our manuscript "STORM: Study of Open Research Methods in Undergraduate Psychology Students" to PLOS One!

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) or DM us on twitter.

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

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