Katrina is now a Senior Research Associate in Mixed Methods at Bristol Medical School, where she focuses on evaluating mental health interventions in schools. Previously she completed her PhD at the Hungry Mind Lab on how home environments influence children’s language, cognitive and behavioural development.
In her dissertation research, Katrina used a novel digital language technology, LENA, to observe real-life family interactions and investigate how adult language, literacy and parenting inform children’s development.
Prior to starting her PhD, Katrina completed a MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology (2014), which focused on cognitive control mechanisms for accessing semantic memory. Katrina also holds a BSc in Human Biology and PGCE, having worked as a science teacher in state secondary schools for several years (2006 – 2013).