I am a scientist who is passionate about improving the way we do and value research. To this end, I have my fingers in many pies along the research pipeline!

I am a consultant Research Scientist for the Center for Open Science and a Community Manager for the Journal Editors Discussion Interface (JEDI). As well as this, I continue to work on my ongoing research projects in [predominantly] developmental psychology, and to train researchers at all career stages in open and reproducible science.

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My own research includes pre-registration, Registered Reports, replication studies, open data and materials, reproducible analyses in R, and Bayes Factor Analysis of null results. See my OSF page here​. I run workshops on open scholarship in person and online, and all materials from my previous workshops are openly available

As well as grassroots change led often by early career researchers, it is also important to create top-down incentives for engaging in open practices. As one contribution towards this, my work at JEDI aims to help editors be equipped with the knowledge of why and how to change policies and practices at their journals, hopefully resulting in open science being increasingly rewarded and/or required in the publishing system.

Open scholarship umbrella by Kirstie Whitaker and Olivia Guest, based on a figure by Danielle Robinson and Robin Champieux



See my CV for a full list of publications.



What have I been up to?


I was a panellist for the Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society's panel on alt/non academic careers.

JUNE 2021

Our paper "Infants learn to follow gaze in stages: Evidence confirming a robotic prediction." was accepted with minor revisions at Open Mind.

I led an unconference session “Introducing the Journal Editors Discussion Interface” at the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science.

I did a talk on "Benefits and challenges of open science in infancy research" at the Development in Motion Conference.

I was invited to be a section editorial board member in methods and open practices at Social Psychology and Personality Compass.

I was an LGBTQ+ roundtable panellist for Simply Neurocon (panel from 6:00:00 in recording).

For more, please see my CV.



I run weekly lab meetings for people who don't have a lab! My lab is called Nowhere Lab and anyone from any field is welcome to join who doesn't have a lab but would like the lab meeting experience.

Target audience includes but is absolutely not limited to: new faculty who have no one in their lab yet, ex-academics who now work in industry, freelance sci-commers/consultants, people who are in a toxic lab, people between jobs, & keen undergrads.

To join, just email me (see email address at top of page) or DM us on twitter.

The name "Nowhere Lab" is inspired by the Beatles song "Nowhere Man" about Jeremy Hillary Boob, PhD.