Dr Dan Carroll MA, PhD

Dr Dan Carroll

Department of Psychology,
The University of Sheffield,
Floor G, Cathedral Court,
1 Vicar Lane, Sheffield, 
S1 2LT, UK

Tel: (+44) (0)114 22 26603
Email: d.carroll@sheffield.ac.uk


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.

Teaching and administrative duties

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 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.


MA (Oxon); PhD (Birmingham)

Current PhD Students

Lily FitzGibbon
Emma Blakey
Gemma Stephens
Aristea Ladas
Fatbardha Osmani


A list of key publications can be found below.  For a full list of publications please click here

Journal articles