Staff profile

Dr Sophie Jackson

Lecturer in Psychology

Sophie Jackson sat down smiling




College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


University of Derby Online Learning



I joined the University of Derby in April 2019 having previously worked as a Teaching Assistant at The University of West London and as a Research Assistant at Goldsmiths, University of London and Canterbury Christ Church University.

I completed my PhD at Roehampton University, London in October 2019. My thesis investigated early longitudinal predictors of listening and reading comprehension particularly focusing on theory of mind and other types of metacognition as predictors.

Research interests

I am a developmental psychologist interested in cognitive and language development across the lifespan.

My main research interest is in early development and includes:


Recent conferences

Jackson, S., Slade, L., McCormick, S., & Levy, J.P. (2018). The longitudinal contribution of broad metacognition versus theory of mind in early listening comprehension. Poster to be presented at the Twenty-Firth Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Brighton, July 18-21

Jackson, S., Slade, L., McCormick, S., & Levy, J.P (2017). The role of broad metacognition versus socially specific metacognition in preschool listening comprehension. Paper presented at the BPS Developmental Section Conference, Crowne Plaza, Stratford-upon-Avon, Sept 13-15