Claire Essex

Research Assistant (Part-Time)

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Research Interests

I am currently a member of the Bedtime Boost Trial research team. I am also a part-time PhD student at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development. I am interested in environmental factors which influence cognitive development. Particularly in how environmental factors influence mechanisms which underly the emergence of children’s Attention Control and Executive Functions.



Mphil/ PhD Student, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck (October 2018- present)

MSc Educational Neuroscience (Distinction), Birkbeck and UCL Institute of Education (2017-2018)

BSc hons Psychology (First Class), Birkbeck College, University of London (2013-2017)