Dr Eleanor Willard
About Dr Eleanor Willard
Eleanor's main research interests are in developmental and cognitive psychology, focused predominantly on adolescence. At Leeds Beckett she has, amongst other topics, taught developmental and cognitive psychology to post graduate level and introductory psychology to undergraduate speech and language students.
Eleanor's PhD research was entitled ‘Perspectives of Dyscalculia: Findings from Secondary Aged Children’. The work looked at students who struggle with processing numerical information and examined the psychological effects this has on them. She is keen to raise awareness of processing difficulties in mathematics in the research community and beyond. Eleanor is also working on developing age appropriate resources for use by the individual and schools. Her research also includes examining the use of emoticons in social media focused in particular on individuals with autistic spectrum disorder.
Dr Willard's research interests centre around developmental and cognitive psychology.