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 currently a Research Scientist at the Center for Open Science and a Community Manager at 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.



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.

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Eye-tracking, 6- 12- and 18-month-olds


Behavioural, Intervention, 7- to 9-year-olds


What have I been up to?


Our in-progress meta-analysis on infant gaze-following in video based paradigms is now LIVE on MetaLab.

Visualise and download the data.

(Choose domain: cognitive development and dataset: gaze following (video) from the drop down menus).


I ran a workshop for R Ladies Coventry on the BayesFactor package. Watch the recording, check out the slides, and play around with some mock data and an example script.  

Our paper "Easing Into Open Science: A Guide for Graduate Students and Their Advisors" was published in Collabra: Psychology.

Check out the open access paper.

I started a new job as a research scientist at the Center for Open Science.


Our preprint "Open Research: Examples of good practice, and resources across disciplines" is now live.

Check out the preprint and submit resources.

I started a new job as community manager at the Journal Editors Discussion Interface.

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 or DM me on twitter.

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

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