Academic Positions

Aug 2019  -   present

Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London


Oct 2018  -   Jul 2019

Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives et Computationnelles,

École Normale Supérieure, PSL University

PI: Patrick Haggard, Funding: Chaire Blaise Pascal, Fondation ENS

Postdoctoral Researcher

Oct 2016 - Sep 2018

Institut Jean Nicod, École Normale Supérieure, PSL University

Mentor: Valérian Chambon

Fyssen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

Apr - Oct 2016

Center for Research in Cognition and Neurosciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles

PI: Axel Cleeremans, Funding: ERC Advanced Grant

Postdoctoral Researcher

Jan - Jun 2015

Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York

Mentor: Janet Metcalfe

Visiting Researcher, Bogue Research Fellowship


Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London

Supervisor: Patrick Haggard

Thesis Title: “Prospective Sense of Agency: Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms”

PhD Cognitive Neuroscience


Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London

Supervisor: Patrick Haggard

MSc Cognitive Neuroscience (Distinction)


London South Bank University

Supervisors: Jennifer Bizley (University of Oxford), Hillary Katz (LSBU)

BSc (Hons) Psychology (First Class)
Grants, Fellowships & Awards


ESRC New Investigator Grant, PI: £292,118 (2020-2022)

A Computational Approach to Understanding Maladaptive Cognition in Depression


Experimental Psychology Society travel grant - Belfast meeting (£367)


Fyssen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 50,000€ (2016-2018)

Sense of Agency and Metacognition of Action


FRS-FNRS travel grant - BACN, Budapest (€242)


Guarantors of Brain travel grant - ASSC, Buenos Aires (£800)


Psychonomic Society’s accommodation award - International Meeting, Granada


UCL SLMS Graduate Student Funding Award - Psychonomic Society, Chicago (£536)


Bogue Research Fellowship, £6859 (2015)


UCL (PALS Division) Sully Scholarship (best PhD Upgrade) for 2013/14 (£350)


Guarantors of Brain travel grant - IMPRS NeuroCom Summer School, Leipzig (£500)


Head of Department Prize for Best 2nd Year Student in BSc (Hons) Psychology, LSBU


Guarantors of Brain bursary - Autumn School in Cognitive Neuroscience, Oxford

Supervision & Teaching


Guest lecture: EEG: overview of the methods and practical uses, MSc in Engineering, Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences (AgroParisTech)


Tutor for two journal clubs on metacognition, Brain in Action module, BSc Year 3/MSc, UCL


Guest lecture:  Sense of Agency, M2 CogMaster, ENS


Supervision of Year 2 BSc student,  PSL

2018 - 2019

Co-supervision of M2 CogMaster student,  ENS


Guest lecture:  Sense of Agency, M2 CogMaster, ENS


Guest lecture: Sense of Agency, Action, decision and volition module, Year 2 Cognitive Science Master (M2 CogMaster), ENS


Supervision and mentoring of  2 undergraduate research assistants, who assisted with behavioural data collection, Columbia University


Supervision and mentoring of 2 undergraduate students who assisted with behavioural and EEG data collection, UCL

2013 - 2014

Co-supervision of MSc student, UCL


Teaching Assistant in computer labs (Matlab and Cogent, SPM for fMRI), Neuroimaging module, MSc Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL

Professional Service
  • Member of the ENS committee for implementing the European Commission’s Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R).

  • Member of Women in Cognitive Science, and co-organiser of Speed Mentoring Session at ICPS 2019, Paris.

  • Elected member of the Experimental Psychology Society, 2019.

  • Founder and chair of the DEC Equality & Diversity steering committee, ENS, 2018.

  • Registered on the European Commission independent expert database, 2018.

  • Co-organiser of the intra-departmental DEC Lunch seminar series, ENS, 2018.

  • Associate Faculty Member to Patrick Haggard at Faculty of 1000, 2013.

  • Student Representative for the MSc Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL, 2011-2012.

  • Student Representative for the BSc Psychology, LSBU, 2008-2010.

  • Treasurer of the Psychology Society at LSBU, 2008-2009.

  • Committee Member of the Psychology Society at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), 2007-2008.

  • Student Representative for the BSc Forensic Psychology, UCLan, 2007-2008.

  • Peer Review for: Acta Psychologica; Attention, Perception & Psychophysics; Brain and Cognition; Consciousness and Cognition; Experimental Brain Research; Experimental Psychology; Helyon; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition; Movement Disorders; PLOS One; Philosophical Psychology;  PNAS; Psychological Research; Psychological Review; Scientific Reports. (Full details at Publons)

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