1 + 3 AQM CASE studentship, 2014-2018

About me

I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Surrey in 2011. For my placement year I worked at the Bristol Cognitive Development Centre as a Research Assistant, helping out on projects investigating, eye gaze, ownership, and naive physics. I worked from 2011 to 2013 at the Oxford Study of Children’s Communication Impairments, on a twins study investigating language and reading disorders. From 2013 to 2014 I worked as a Senior Research Assistant at the Southampton Education School, carrying out a bullying intervention for primary school children. From 2014 to 2015 I completed my MSc in Educational Neuroscience at the UCL Institute of Education and Birkbeck, University of London. I am just starting my PhD which will follow on from my Masters project in science and maths reasoning.

My research

I am investigating the neural and cognitive bases of scientific and mathematical reasoning in adolescents. In particular I am looking at the role of inhibitory control in overcoming naive theories and misleading perceptual cues.

The difference my research makes

I am hoping that my research will help to inform science and maths teaching in schools by shedding light on the underlying mechanisms of learning in these subjects.


Dr Iroise Dumontheil: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/psychology/our-staff/academic/dr-iroise-dumontheil

Prof Denis Mareschal: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/psychology/our-staff/academic/denis-mareschal/denis-mareschal

Prof Andy Tolmie: https://www.ioe.ac.uk/study/PHDT_80.html


Muijs, D., & Brookman, A. (2015). Chapter 7: Quantitative Methods. In C. Chapman, D. Muijs, D. Reynolds, P. Sammons, & C. Teddlie (Eds.), Routledge International Handbook of Educational Effectiveness: Research, policy and practice (pp. 173-201). Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Brookman, A. (2015). Why and how we should all be making our research open access. PsyPAG Quarterly, 94, 53-54.

Brookman, A. (2014). Book Review [Review of the book Cyberbullying through the new media, by P. K. Smith & G. Steffgen]. Developmental Forum, 80, 14.

Brookman, A., McDonald, S., McDonald, D., & Bishop, D. V. M. (2013). Fine motor deficits in reading disability and language impairment: same or different? PeerJ, 1:e217. http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.217

Brookman, A., & Gratton, N. (2012). ACAMH Emanuel Miller National Conference: Speech, Language, Communication and Child and Adolescent Mental Health. The Bridge, 65, 1-2.

External links

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nniebrookman

Blog: http://anniebrookman.blogspot.co.uk/

LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/anniebrookman

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Annie_Brookman

Academia.edu: http://bbk.academia.edu/AnnieBrookman

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=u88zlMYAAAAJ&hl=en

Birkbeck: http://www.cbcd.bbk.ac.uk/people/students/annie-brookman