Dr Carolane Helin is a cognitive psychologist and lecturer within the School of Psychology, Sociology and Education. She is also an Associate Fellow at Advance HE

I graduated with a Licence and a Master’s degree from The University of Bordeaux. During my training as a neuropsychologist, I have worked at the Bordeaux Institute for Neurodegenerative diseases, and the Neurosurgery Department of Bordeaux University Hospital. I started a PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2018. Concomitantly to my PhD studies, I start working as Visiting Lecturer and later Assistant Lecturer at Queen Margaret University. In 2022, I graduated with a PhD in Psychology (University of Edinburgh), and I was offered a Lecturer position at Queen Margaret University.

I specialise in Cognitive Psychology. My PhD research focused on the relationship between decision-making and memory. Currently, I aim to (re)focus on clinical research and research on neurodegenerative disease.

Active research interests:

  • Clinical research
  • Decision-Making
  • Memory
  • Dementia
  • Forgetting

Research Methods:

  • Quantitative methods
  • Experimental
  • NSHT
  • Bayesian statistics

I teach psychology courses from first year to fourth year undergraduate level across the following subject areas:

  • Foundation of Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Research skills