Research Associate in Mathematical Cognition at Loughborough University, UK


The Centre for Mathematical Cognition at Loughborough University (UK) is seeking a full-time research associate (1-year fixed-term contract) to begin in November 2021.

The research associate will work on the project “Designing and evaluating a novel board game to improve early numerical skills” (PI: Francesco Sella, ) funded by the Nuffield Foundation.


The project aims at developing, in collaboration with expert game designers, a number game that will be

optimised based on teachers and children’s feedback to achieve high playability. When ready, the research team

will run a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of the game in improving early numerical

skills. We will organise workshops, create instructional videos, and write blog posts to engage teachers and

parents to support the project, disseminate findings, and promote future studies.


The successful applicant will be involved in the design of the game and will be responsible for recruiting

participants, data collection and analysis. In addition, they will have the opportunity to contribute to

the interpretation and write-up of the research.


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