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I am a lecture and researcher in Psychology, within the School of Applied Science. I am Level 4 Lead for Undergraduates and the Lead for Hourly Paid Lecturers. I gained my BSc in psychology at London South Bank University and was awarded the British Psychological Society, Best Final Year Student prize. I returned to LSBU to complete a PhD which investigated reasoning and in particular, strategy use in children and adults with and without dyslexia.
Prior to joining London South Bank University, I have previously worked in fraud management, Change Management, and as a Senior Technical Support Engineer.
I am a cognitive psychologist whose research interest is in strategy use in individuals with and without dyslexia. In particular, I have researched strategy use when reasoning with concrete and abstract words and images. This research also interested in how external representation of information and its effect on reasoning strategy employed. Other research areas of interest also include working memory, executive functioning, child development, decision making in risky environments and individual differences. Additionally, I am also involved in research investigating the awarding gap in university education for students from a BAME background.
Psychology - BSc (Hons)
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Dyslexia and syllogistic reasoning in adults: Differences in strategy usage.
Jacobs, J., Newton, E. and Smith-Spark, J. (2021). Dyslexia and syllogistic reasoning in adults: Differences in strategy usage. Dyslexia. 27 (2), pp. 153-167. https://doi.org/10.1002/dys.1676