Former student has research paper published

We are delighted to share the news that former Simon Langton Girls’ student Lauren Charters, co-author of a peer-reviewed paper has had her research published. The research paper entitled “The experiences of active participation in academic conferences for high school science students” was published at the end of August. Lauren, now at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, undertook this research whilst studying for her A Levels, working alongside Dr Lizzie Rushton and Professor Michael Reiss.

“Lauren was a first class Psychology student with a sharp intelligence and an admirable work ethic. Her passion for the subject shone through during lessons and she always asked additional questions to extend her knowledge and read around the subject, which gave her a strong, holistic understanding of the subject. She has an encyclopaedic knowledge of Psychology and always showed a strong interest in the practical, rather than simply academic, aspects of the subject. Lauren established the student-led Psychology Society, where she ran weekly sessions with students, replicating well-known psychological experiments, delivering presentations on cutting edge research and collecting data for a study she conducted herself into the psychological effects of adult colouring. Lauren always devoted a huge amount of time and energy to her studies in Psychology, it is fantastic to see her hard work being recognised, and her ambitions achieved. We are all extremely proud of her and are sure that she will continue to establish herself as a highly regarded and respected researcher. We wish her the best of luck in the future”

Mrs L Homerston Head of Psychology, SLGGS

‘I am delighted to be able to share this latest research, co-authored with Lauren and Prof Michael Reiss (UCL Institute of Education). Lauren’s insights and perspectives were crucial to our research design and writing, and we commend this approach to other academics. Research that is co-creative in this way genuinely reflects the experiences of those who are at the same time participants and collaborators and makes our understanding all the richer.’ 

Dr Lizzie Rushton, School of Education, Communication and Society, King’s College London

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