• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 465 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
20112020

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Biography

Victoria Simms is a developmental psychologist with a specific interest in the development of mathematical thinking in both typically and atypically developing children. Victoria's work also focuses on the long term consequences of preterm birth, specifically cognitive and educational outcomes. Current projects include cross-cultural comparisons of mathematical cognition, the influence of the home environment on early learning and neuro-imaging of mathematical processing.

Victoria completed her PhD in Cognitive Psychology at QUB in 2008. Victoria then worked as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at a number of institutions (Heriot Watt University, Queen's University Belfast and the University of Leicester) before joining Ulster University in 2013. Victoria was apppointed as Research Director for the School of Psychology in 2017 and was promoted to Reader in Psychology in 2018.

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Research Output

Mathematical development in Williams syndrome: A systematic review

Van herwergen, J. & Simms, V., 10 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Research in Developmental Disabilities.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • What can cognitive psychology tell us about the challenges of learning mathematics (and what do we still not know)?

    Gilmore, C., Cragg, L. & Simms, V., 20 Jan 2020, In : Impact. 8, p. 22-25 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • An Audit Tool for Assessing the Visuocognitive Design of Infographics

    Gay, J., Simms, V., Bond, RR., Finlay, D. & Purchase, H., 10 Sep 2019, ECCE 2019 - Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics: Designing for Cognition. p. 1-5 5 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Cognitive, behavioural and educational outcomes in children aged 5-11 years with Spina Bifida in Northern Ireland

    Parajuli, Y., Casson, K., Loane, M. & Simms, V., 2 May 2019, Cognitive, behavioural and educational outcomes in children aged 5-11 years with Spina Bifida in Northern Ireland .

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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  • Cognitive, behavioural and educational outcomes in children aged 5-11 years with Spina Bifida in Northern Ireland

    Parajuli, Y., Casson, K., Loane, M. & Simms, V., 28 Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) Cognitive, behavioural and educational outcomes in children aged 5-11 years with Spina Bifida in Northern Ireland .

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  • Activities

    • 1 Invited talk

    What do babies really think?

    Victoria Simms (Speaker)
    19 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Thesis

    Early Mathematical Learning: Easy as 1, 2, 3?

    Author: Cahoon, A., May 2019

    Supervisor: Simms, V. (Supervisor) & CASSIDY, T. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis