Sylwia Macinska

Sylwia Macinska

Before joining Cambridge Assessment, I carried out research in the field of cognitive psychology, with a special interest in learning and decision making. At the same time, I worked as a specialist student mentor helping students with disabilities overcome barriers to their learning.

My current research activities focus on exploring a wide array of accessibility solutions and best practices in education to inform the development of examinations accessible to everyone.

I hold a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Liverpool. I have recently submitted a PhD thesis for examination at the University of Hull, in which I investigate the influence of emotions on cognitive processing in typical development and autism spectrum disorder using behavioural and eye-tracking methods.

During my doctoral studies, I developed a keen interest in data science, which I am currently pursuing in my spare time.

Research Matters

Research Matters 28: Autumn 2019

Research Matters is our free biannual publication which allows us to share our assessment research, in a range of fields, with the wider assessment community.