Translating neuroscience for educators


Our projects seek to make cognitive neuroscience findings accessible to educators and facilitate collaborative work between educators and researchers. The broad goals of our research are to encourage and strengthen dialogue between researchers, practitioners and the wider community to consolidate existing knowledge and generate new hypotheses to answer real-world questions in education and learning. To achieve these goals we utilise a range of approaches, including language translations, open database platforms, meta-analyses and meta-analytic brain connectivity modelling, data-visualisation and focus group discussions. This work has important implications in developing educator’s brain literacy and informing teaching and learning to support the growing population of diverse child and adult learners.

Ongoing Project:

  • Understanding functional relationships between socio-affective and neurocognitive brain networks in adults with ASD and ADHD to better inform learning for learners and educators: Towards maximising the adult learning potential
  • Developing educator’s Brain Literacy: BrainMap for Teacher Professional Development (DEV 01/21 AMG) (Funded by MOE-ERFP)

Completed Project:

Alicia Goodwill
Alicia Goodwill
Assistant Professor
Lead for SoL in Active Lifestyle
Annabel Chen
Annabel Chen
Professor of Psychology
Lab Director

Dr. SH Annabel Chen is a clinical neuropsychologist, and currently a Faculty member of Psychology at the School of Social Sciences.