Dr. Rebecca J. Hirst

Dr. Rebecca J. Hirst

Cognitive Scientist

Open Science Tools Ltd.

Trinity College Dublin

About

I am a Science officer at Open Science Tools and postdoctoral researcher at Trinity College Dublin. I have a passion for helping scientists make behavioural experiments and helping others gain confidence with coding. In my role at Open Science Tools, I support scientists through consultancy, workshops and generating free online learning materials.

My own research focuses on multisenory perception and attention across the lifespan using a combination of psychophysics and EEG. Currently I works with the Multisensory Cognition Lab and The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) investigating multisensory perception in a large sample of adults aged over 50 years.

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Interests

  • Multisensory Perception
  • Lifespan cognition
  • Making experiments!

Education

  • PhD in Psychology, 2018

    University of Nottingham

  • MSc Psychology Research Methods, 2016

    University of Nottingham

  • BSc in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, 2014

    University of Nottingham

Skills

python

R

Github

Statistics

Communicator

Research software

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

CSO (Chief Science Officer)

Open Science Tools

Aug 2021 – Present Nottingham, UK

Responsibilities include:

  • Management
  • Consultancy
  • Teaching
 
 
 
 
 

Science Officer

Open Science Tools

Sep 2020 – Jul 2021 Nottingham, UK
Taught workshops, developed experiments and improved documentation for those using PsychoPy, PsychoJS and Pavlovia.
 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral researcher

Trinity College Dublin

Jan 2019 – Present Dublin, Ireland

Responsibilities include:

  • Research
  • Analysis
  • Big Data

Recent Publications

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(2021). OSARI, an Open-Source Anticipated Response Inhibition Task. Behavior Research Methods.

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(2021). The development of visuotactile congruency effects for sequences of events. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

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(2021). Stopping timed actions..

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(2021). Urban and rural environments differentially shape multisensory perception in ageing. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition.

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