Hendon Town Hall, Committee Room 2, London NW4 4BT
The psychology department welcomes guest speaker, Dr Nicola Pitchford (University of Nottingham) to present her research 'Unlocking talent through technology: Evidence base for effectiveness and successful implementation from Malawi, Tanzania and the UK'.
Dr Nicola Pitchford is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at The University of Nottingham, UK.
Her research expertise lies in the field of developmental neuropsychology, more specifically how the cognitive processes that underpin scholastic progression develop over childhood.
Nicola works at the interface of theory and practice; she collaborates with academics from different disciplines (e.g. psychology, medicine, education) and works with practitioners and professionals from a diverse range of fields to ensure that her research secures maximum benefits for key users and stakeholders.
In this presentation Nicola will
1) describe the Unlocking Talent Project,
2) present the research approach and current evidence base from Malawi, Tanzania and the UK, and
3) introduce a new method of using touch-screen technology to assess core cognitive and fine motor skills that are known to influence scholastic progression.
Further information about this project, can be found on the following websites: