Grants and Awards


ESRC Festival of Social Science, ‘Psychology Comes to Town’, The Digital World and Me’ and  ‘Explore with us: Being a social scientist for the day’ (£1510, 2019)

BPS Research Undergraduate Assistantship ‘The effectiveness of a mindfulness-based colouring intervention to reduce anxiety in adolescents’ (PI £1600, 2019)

ESRC Festival of Social Science, ‘Explore with us: Teaching research the fun way’ and ‘Explore with us: Being a social scientist for the day’ (£1417, 2017)

BPS Research Undergraduate Assistantship ‘ Divergent thinking and pretend play in preschoolers: Is the relationship reciprocal? (PI £1600, 2017)

Ref 2020 Scheme, Staffordshire University to assess validity and reliability of a new measure of Divergent thinking (PI £1420, 2016)

Applied Psychology Centre temporary fund, Staffordshire University for a project assessing the immediate impact of TV on creativity (PI £2418, 2015)

Teaching Innovation Projects Scheme, Keele University for a project working with students as partners to develop digital resources for using feedback to feedforward (PI £2118, 2014)

Keele Excellence Award for Teaching Nominated, 2011-2012 & 2012-2013

Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Staffordshire University