I am a part-time research student in Psychology while working full-time for the OU in the Institute of Educational Technology, creating and analysing samples for educational research. I've been a post-graduate student with the OU since 2001, taking the long and scenic route through to a PhD!
BA (Hons) Psychology (University of Sussex, 1995-1998)
MSc Psychology (Open University, 2001-2004)
MSc Psychological Research Methods (Open University, 2004-2006)
During my years as a post-graduate student I have taught on two online psychology courses: DZX222 and DD303's online alternative learning experience. I'm currently taking a break from teaching to complete my thesis.
For my thesis I'm looking into the phenomenon of the uncanny valley. Generally, I'm fascinated by the sense of unease that people get when encountering something almost but not quite human, but more specifically I'm looking at the question of what qualities make 'uncanny' faces different from human and non-human faces of all kinds.