Dr Heather Branigan

Dr Heather Branigan

Teaching Fellow

Overview

Contact Details

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Address
The University of Aberdeen G:15, William Guild Building
Aberdeen
AB24 3RT
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Biography

PhD (2019) Psychology, University of Stirling
BSc (2013) Honours in Psychology, University of Stirling

Research

Research Interests

I'm particularly interested in the following areas:

  • Metacognition
  • Cognitive development
  • Learning theories
  • Qualitative research methods
  • The transition of theory into practice

During my PhD, I explored the transition of ideas from cognitive developmental theory into the applied primary school setting. Specifically, I explored how children think about and manage their own thinking (AKA metacognition), and the role that teachers play in this process. More widely, I’m interested in exploring systems of collaboration between academic researchers, policy and practice.

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

I lecture on the following courses:

  • Level 1: Developmental Psychology (PS1509)
  • Level 2: Developmental Psychology (PS2517), Methods & Applications (PS2518)
  • Level 5: Qualitative Methods & Research Design (PS5519)

I am a tutor on the following courses:

  • Level 2: Concepts & Theory (PS2017, PS2517), Methods & Applications (PS2018, PS2518)
  • Level 3: Methodology (PS3015 & PS3522), Developmental Psychology (PS3518)
Publications

Publications 

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