Dr Anna Weighall


Anna is a Reader in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology and joined School of Education at the University of Sheffield in 2018.  She has previously worked in the Psychology Departments of University of Leeds and Sheffield Hallam University.

Anna Weighall is on twitter @drannaweighall


Contact Anna on anna.weighall@sheffield.ac.uk

Research interests

Anna is a cognitive psychologist whose research interests are broadly concerned with sleep, memory, language learning and cognitive development in children and adults. She applies an experimental approach to understanding factors that contribute to memory and learning, especially vocabulary learning in adults, children and those who speak English as an additional language (EAL). In addition, Anna is interested in the application of implementation science and behaviour change techniques to interventions to improve educational outcomes. She is interested in the link between physical health and cognitive performance and the extent to which the extent to which interventions to improve physical and mental health and wellbeing may also improve cognitive and educational outcomes for children, young people and their families.