Victoria Simms


  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 321 Citations
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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.

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Research Output 2011 2018

Mapping the health, safety and wellbeing challenges of firefighting to wearable devices.

Devine, M., Bond, R. R., Simms, V., Boyce, K. E. & Kerr, D. P. 10 May 2018 p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewPaper

Open Access

Understanding arithmetic concepts: The role of domain-specific and domain-general skills.

Gilmore, C., Clayton, S., Cragg, L., McKeaveney, C., Simms, V. & Johnson, S. 12 Sep 2018 (Accepted/In press)

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access

Visuocognitive Fluency Facilitating ECG Interpretation with Visual Metaphors and Expressive Tags

Gay, J., Simms, V., Bond, R. R., Finlay, D. & Purchase, H. 10 May 2018 p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewPaper

Open Access
1 Citations

Approximate Number System development in preschool: What factors predict change?

Purpura, D. & Simms, V. 20 Nov 2017 45, p. 31-39

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
system development
preschool age
number of children
preschool child

Learning from where ‘eye’ remotely look or point: impact on number line estimation error in adults.

Simms, V. 13 May 2017 (Accepted/In press) 0

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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