Affiliation: Loughborough University, UK
Keywords: Autism; decision making; educational interventions; dyscalculia; mathematical cognition; mathematics anxiety; metacognition; thinking and reasoning; rationality
Full profile: Kinga is a cognitive developmental psychologist, with a focus on complex thinking processes. She completed her undergraduate and MSc degrees at the Lorand Eotvos University in Hungary before obtaining a PhD from the University of Plymouth (UK). She subsequently worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) and at the University of Cambridge (UK), before taking up the position of Lecturer in Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland).
She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Cognition at Loughborough University (UK).
Kinga’s main research focus is on mathematics learning, but her research interests also encompass reasoning and decision-making, the motivational and emotional aspects of learning, and educational approaches to improving thinking skills. Kinga also researches the atypical development of cognitive skills, in autism and in developmental dyscalculia. Kinga has secured 18 research grants since the start of her research career, with a total value of over £8 million as a co-investigator, and over £350,000 as principal investigator. She has authored or co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, and works as Associate Editor or Editorial Board Member of several scientific journals. She is also a member of the UK Young Academy.