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Dr Rebecca Gordon
25 Woburn Square
Tel: 02076126804
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  • Associate Professor (Teaching)
  • IOE - Psychology & Human Development
  • UCL Institute of Education

I am a Chartered Member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Director of the Motor Executive Cognitive Interaction (MECI) Lab. In addition, I am a member of the Management Committee for the Centre for Educational Neuroscience (CEN).

I am Chair of the Faculty Education Forum for UCL Institute of Education. 

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Research Summary

My research focus is on working memory/executive function as it relates to academic outcomes such as reading and mathematics. I am also interested in the relationships between executive functions and dyslexia in children and adults.

Current PhD Students:

  1. Louise Livingstone (Developmental relationships between motor control and executive function in early years environments)
  2. Yasin Arslan (How neuroscientific understanding of learning can influence SEN teachers’ decisions)
  3. Olivia Yuan (Children’s executive function in early STEM education: An educational robotics intervention in primary School)
  4. Qiuyu Du (Relationships between mind wandering, working memory capacity and creativity)
  5. Zoe Price (Teachers’ perspectives of executive functions and classroom support)
  6. Emma Hewitt (Maths anxiety and working memory)

Teaching Summary

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.

I am Programme Lead for the ESRC-accredited MSc in Developmental and Educational Psychology in the Department of Psychology and Human Development

I lecture in cognitive psychology, educational neuroscience, psychology of special needs, research methods and statistics for the psychology Masters programmes.

Previously, at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London I ran various modules for the MSc Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health distance learning course. 

Prior to that, at London South Bank University I taught undergraduate and post-graduate students in neuropsychology, brain and behaviour development, developmental disorders, memory development, and quantitative research methods.

01-OCT-2021 Associate Professor Department of Psychology and Human Development UCL Institure of Education, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2020 Chair of Faculty Education Forum   UCL Institure of Education, United Kingdom
01-FEB-2019 – 01-JUL-2021 Academic Head of Learning and Teaching Department of Psychology and Human Development UCL Institure of Education, United Kingdom
17-SEP-2018 – 01-OCT-2021 Senior Teaching Fellow Department of Psychology and Human Development UCL Institure of Education, United Kingdom
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