My PhD research involves investigating factors in videogames that facilitate behaviour change and links these to behaviour change theories. Ultimately, this information will be used to develop a serious videogame for promoting health and wellbeing.
I completed my MSc in cognitive science at the University of Edinburgh, where I focused on HCI and adaptive educational technology. My undergraduate degree was in psychology, also from Edinburgh, where I focused on developmental science, mental health, and cognitive psychology. My research included developing serious videogames (games intended for learning purposes) that explored children's ability to switch between rules and executive functions in general, as well as designing and evaluating a healthy eating videogame for children.