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Dr Julie Castronovo

Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Director of Education Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Life Sciences

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.

As Faculty Director of Education, Julie is committed to developing, supporting and implementing delivery of high quality teaching across the Faculty.

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

Impact of high mathematics education on the number sense.

Castronovo, J., & Göbel, S. M. (2012). Impact of high mathematics education on the number sense. PloS one, 7(4), e33832. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033832

Postgraduate supervision

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)

- Dr Ilse Coolen, The Approximate Number System and maths achievement (2015- 2018)

Current PhD student:

- Ms Kelly Robson (2018 - present): Facilitators and barriers to student wellbeing