|Research Postgraduate in the Department of Psychology
2015 High School Diploma from Humanities High School with Latin & Greek "Polo Romani", Italy
2020 MSci Neuroscience - Integrated with Work Placement year from University of Glasgow
2021 PCert in Research Methods from Durham University
I have a background in Neuroscience which has led me to pursue a NINE DTP (ESRC) funded Cognitive Neuroscience PhD at the Department of Psychology at Durham University. My research explores sex/gender differences in cognitive performance through a biopsychosocial approach, which looks at the interactions of biological factors (steroid hormones), psychological factors (domain-specific anxiety / self-confidence / self-efficacy), and social factors (gender stereotypes).
Being someone who deeply cares about equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) within and outside of my research, I have worked with the EDI self-assessment team as a Postgraduate Research (PGR) representative during 2021 to identify EDI issues that the student body feels affected by within the Psychology Department at Durham University. I have also helped with the Athena Swan Silver Award renewal application.
During the academic year 2021/22, I was one of two PGR student representatives in the Department of Psychology alongside Tyler Ross. I was the main organiser of the 2022 PGR Conference.
I have also carried out teaching, marking, and demonstrating in various first and second year courses within Psychology throughout my PhD.
- A biopsychosocial approach to cognitive sex/gender differences
- Gender stereotypes
- Neuromodulatory properties of sex hormones
- Spatial attention and spatial cognition
- The effect of stress on cognition
- Domain-specific cognitive anxiety