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Elizabeth Byrne

Elizabeth is a Research Associate with PEDAL and The Lego Foundation, interested in play-based educational interventions for children and cognitive development.

Elizabeth works as a Research Associate with PEDAL and the LEGO Foundation.

Her research interests focus on play-based educational interventions for children, and cognitive development.

Elizabeth completed her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, on the impact of cognitive enhancements such as working memory training and non-invasive brain stimulation.

Elizabeth is a keen traveller and has spent time working in South Korea as a primary school teacher and completed a JSPS Fellowship at Kyoto University in Japan.

Prior to joining PEDAL, Elizabeth worked at the Manchester Institute of Education as a postdoctoral researcher investigating the effectiveness of a whole school intervention aimed at improving children’s academic and social outcomes.