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Dr Laura Outhwaite
Room 868
20 Bedford Way
London
Tel: 020 7612 6489
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Appointment
  • Senior Research Fellow
  • Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities
  • IOE - Learning & Leadership
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography

Laura is a Senior Research Fellow at the new Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities (CEPEO), focused on identifying and reducing structural barriers to opportunities across the life course. Her research expertise lies in psychology applied to education, particularly mathematical development, early years, and educational technology. She is also a member of the Child Development and Learning Difficulties Lab. 

 

Previously, she was a Research Mentor for the EDUCATE project at the UCL Knowledge Lab, which brings together researchers and EdTech entrepreneurs to drive and sustain evidence-based educational technology innovations. She completed her PhD evaluating the reach and utility of a maths app intervention in the UK, Brazil, and Malawi with Professor Nicola Pitchford (Professor of Developmental Psychology) and Anthea Gulliford (Educational Psychologist) at the University of Nottingham.


Q&A with Dr Laura Outhwaite: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/people/academics/qa-dr-laura-outhwaite

Research Summary

Laura is currently Principle Investigator on a Nuffield Foundation Research Grant conducting a systematic review and content analysis on educational maths apps for children aged 4-7 years. She is also Co-Investigator on an UCL Enterprise Grant developing the Maths@Home app for parents to help their child's mathematical development through everyday play. Alongside her funded projects, Laura is conducting research on mathematical and cognitive development using secondary data sources, as well as a systematic review on assessments of children's mathematical abilities. 


 


Academic Background
2018   Doctor of Philosophy University of Nottingham
2015   Master of Science (by research) University of Nottingham
2014   Bachelor of Science University of Nottingham
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