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Dr Rachel Avery, PhD (CPsychol)

Director of Sixth Form, Psychology

Rachel is Assistant Head at Caterham School, Surrey, and a Chartered Research Psychologist who works with various schools and organisations exploring cognition in action. Prior to her time at Caterham School, Rachel held a lectureship and research post at the University of Surrey. Her PhD thesis explored the strategic use of memory resources during learning, which has fuelled continued research and practice in the areas of metacognition, problem solving and design of authentic assessments in education. Rachel has, and continues to, publish research in topical areas such as working memory and cognitive load, metacognition, guided vs pure discovery learning, peer learning, adolescent mental health and pupil employability.