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Amy Devine

Research Assistant

PhD student


Amy is a PhD student with Dr Denes Szűcs. She has previously worked as Research Assistant on the Nuffield Trust's project looking into Maths Anxiety, and the MRC's Developmental Dyscalculia project.

Before joining the CNE, Amy worked on the ESRC-funded project Primary School Children's Tacit and Explicit Understanding of Object Motion at the Faculty of Education, Cambridge. Prior to coming to Cambridge, Amy worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Otago, New Zealand, investigating the attentional changes that occur with aging and neurological disease. Amy completed her BA (Hons) in 2004 and her MA in 2006.

Subject groups/Research projects

Developmental Dyscalculia:
Maths Anxiety:

Key Publications

Devine A, Soltesz F, Nobes A, Goswami U & Szucs D (2013). Gender differences in developmental dyscalculia depend on diagnostic criteria. Learning & Instruction. 27, 31-39 doi: 10.1016/j.learninstruc.2013.02.004.

Szűcs D, Nobes A, Devine A, Gabriel F, Gebuis T (2013). Visual stimulus parameters seriously compromise the measurement of approximate number system acuity and comparative effects between adults and children. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:444.

Morsányi K, Devine A, Nobes A, Szűcs D (2013), The link between logic, mathematics and imagination. Evidence from children with developmental dyscalculia and mathematically gifted children.Developmental Science. doi: 10.1111/desc.12048.

Devine A, Fawcett K, Szucs D, Dowker A. (2012). Gender differences in mathematics anxiety and the relation to mathematics performance while controlling for test anxiety. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 8, 33. doi: 10.1186/1744-9081-8-33.

Howe C, Taylor Tavares J, Devine A (2012). Everyday conceptions of object fall: Explicit and tacit understanding during middle childhood. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 111, 3, 351-366. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.031