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NEWS AND OPPORTUNITIES

You will find all the latest news from our lab here, including our most recent research findings, available job opportunities, and information about taking part in our research.

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POST-DOCTORAL POSITION AVAILABLE

June 24, 2024

We are advertising a 20-month post-doctoral research position in the lab. The post-holder will undertake development, research and evaluation activities associated with the Junior Engineer Development Initiative (JEDI). For more information please see here

SFI DISCOVER GRANT

February 28, 2024

Lab director (Katie Gilligan-Lee) has been awarded a Discover Grant from Science Foundation Ireland for her project the Junior Engineer Development Initiative (JEDI). More information can be found here: SFI Discover Programme awards six UCD projects funding to inspire public to engage with STEM - University College Dublin

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PHD POSITION AVAILABLE

March 20, 2024

We are now advertising a funded PhD position in the lab. More information available here. 

NEW PLATFORM ON IMPORTANCE OF SPATIAL REASONING

December 15 2023

Dr Gilligan-Lee is part of the team who have created a new resource for teachers on why spatial reasoning is important. This includes videos and easy to read summary documents. You can access it for free at https://surrey.ac.uk/spatial-reasoning

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NEW PUBLICATION

November 6, 2023

Led by Dr Emily McDougal, it was found that block construction play at home is not associated with spatial or maths skills. You can access the full paper here: Construction play frequency and relations with spatial ability and mathematics performance - McDougal - 2024 - British Journal of Developmental Psychology - Wiley Online Library

NEW PAPER ON SPATIAL SKILLS AND MATHS IN PEOPLE WITH DOWN SYNDROME 

June 25, 2024

We have published a new paper showing strong associations between spatial and mathematics performance for people with Down syndrome. You can access it here

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