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Dr Julie Castronovo

Lecturer in Psychology, Director of Learning and Teaching for the School of Life Sciences and Programme Leader for BSc Psychology

Summary

Julie, a cognitive psychologist with interests in numerical cognition and the scholarship research of learning and teaching, joined the University as a psychology lecturer in January 2012. Appointed in 2017 as Director of Learning and Teaching for the School of Life Sciences, she is committed to developing, supporting and implementing delivery of high quality teaching across the school's three subject areas. As Programme Lead for BSc Psychology, Julie works with colleagues and students to continuously develop and successfully co-ordinate delivery of our main BPS-accredited psychology programme.

Postgraduate

Dr Castronovo welcomes applications in the areas of numerical cognition and the scholarship research of learning and teaching. Completed PhDs - Dr Jade Norris, Numerical Cognition in Ageing (2012-2015) Current PhD supervisions - Ms Ilse Coolen, The Approximate Number System and maths achievement (2015- )

Book Chapter

Numbers in the Dark: Numerical Cognition and Blindness

Castronovo, J. (2014). Numbers in the Dark: Numerical Cognition and Blindness. Oxford Handbook of Numerical Cognition, 0 - 0. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199642342.013.036

Journal Article

Reduced inter-hemispheric interference in ageing: Evidence from a divided field Stroop paradigm

Delvenne, J. F., & Castronovo, J. (2018). Reduced inter-hemispheric interference in ageing: Evidence from a divided field Stroop paradigm. Brain and Cognition, 122, 26-33. doi:10.1016/j.bandc.2018.01.008

Dot display affects approximate number system acuity and relationships with mathematical achievement and inhibitory control

Norris, J. E., & Castronovo, J. (2016). Dot display affects approximate number system acuity and relationships with mathematical achievement and inhibitory control. PloS one, 11(5), e0155543. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0155543

Aging and the number sense: preserved basic non-symbolic numerical processing and enhanced basic symbolic processing

Norris, J. E., McGeown, W. J., Guerrini, C., & Castronovo, J. (2015). Aging and the number sense: preserved basic non-symbolic numerical processing and enhanced basic symbolic processing. Frontiers in psychology Frontiers Research Foundation, 6, 1-13. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00999

Superior numerical abilities following early visual deprivation

Castronovo, J., & Delvenne, J. F. (2013). Superior numerical abilities following early visual deprivation. Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior, 49(5), 1435-1440. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2012.12.018