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Psychology department welcomes Dr Nicola Pitchford

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START DATE 6 October 2016
START TIME 04:00pm

Hendon Town Hall, Committee Room 2, London NW4 4BT

END DATE 6 October 2016
END TIME 05:00pm

The psychology department welcomes Dr Nicola Pitchford to present her research on 'Unlocking talent through technology'

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:

Click here to read more of Dr Nicola's research, including her primary study in Malawi and the unlocking talent through technology report.

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