Cara is the PsyPAG representative for postgraduate psychology students in the West Midlands Branch, and is looking forward to representing your views – if you have any queries, comments, issues or suggestions, please contact Cara by email: Cara.Law@brookes.ac.uk or follow her on Twitter (www.twitter.com/CaraLaw).
Cara graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2016 with a BSc in Psychology with Honours. As part of her bachelor’s degree, Cara conducted a qualitative investigation into the experience and presentation of Developmental Coordination Disorder in young adults.
In September 2016, funded by a Nigel Groome studentship, Cara began her PhD at Oxford Brookes continuing her research on Developmental Coordination Disorder within adults. Competence in motor skill and good movement coordination are important. Some people have difficulties with motor skill which may lead to problems with activities of daily living, hindering academic achievement and employment. Cara’s research interests broadly lie in understanding Developmental Coordination Disorder in adulthood and the development of reliable and valid tests for the assessment of motor skill.