Dr Dan Carroll


Department of Psychology

Deputy Head of Department

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Dr Dan Carroll
Department of Psychology
Cathedral Court
1 Vicar Lane
S1 2LT
  • MA (Oxon)
  • PhD (Birmingham)
Research interests

Executive development

The ability to think and act in a flexible manner is a fundamental part of human cognition. My main research interest focuses on the cognitive mechanisms that allow children to think and act flexibly, in particular looking at the development of inhibitory control during early childhood.

I am interested in how other domains of cognitive development, including symbolic understanding and strategic reasoning, interact with executive skills.

Other research

I am involved in projects that investigate children's ability to think about counterfactual and hypothetical situations, and about real and possible events in both the future and the past. I am also involved in research looking at the executive processes involved in mental-state reasoning and stereotype processing in adults.


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Research group

Current PhD students

  • Lily FitzGibbon
  • Emma Blakey
  • Gemma Stephens
  • Aristea Ladas
  • Fatbardha Osmani
Teaching activities

I am the Director of Learning and Teaching for the Department of Psychology. I am also the module organiser for PSY333: Cognition in Infancy and Childhood. In addition I act as BPS liaison for the Department.

I am also a member of the Faculty of Science's Learning and Teaching Committee. I also sit on the Psychology Management Group, Psychology Teaching Committee and Undergraduate Staff-Student Committee.