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

The development of cognitive control

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’m also interested in looking at how other domain-general cognitive processes, including symbolic understanding and strategic reasoning, interact with executive skills.


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Research group

Learning and Development

Teaching activities

I supervise MSc and BSc Research Projects in Psychology, and I teach on the following modules as part of the undergraduate Psychology degree:

  • PSY1004 and PSY2004 Developmental Psychology (Level 1 and 2)
  • PSY331 Extended Essay in Psychology (Level 3)

I'm also a personal tutor to students at all levels.