Bachelor in Psychology at the University of Durham, UK (2002 – 2005); Research Assistant at the Educational Psychology Service of Renfrewshire Council, UK (2005 – 2006); Masters in Educational Research at the University of Cambridge, UK (2006 – 2007); PhD at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK (2007 – 2011); Postdoctoral researcher at the Anna Freud Centre / University College London, UK (2011 – 2012); Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Psychology, University of Tübingen, Germany (2012 – 2018); Margarete von Wrangell Fellow and Junior Group Leader for Cognitive Development at the Department of Psychology, University of Tübingen, Germany (2018 – 2023); Akademische Rätin (equiv. Senior Lecturer) at Chair of Psychology, University of Augsburg, Germany (2023 – present).

Research interests

  • The development and determinants of metacognitive monitoring.
  • Cognitive control and conflict adaptation.
  • Executive functions (inhibitory control, working memory, task-switching).
  • Supporting self-regulated learning.
  • Introspective limitations under attentionally demanding contexts (multitasking).

Research projekts

  • Metacognitive monitoring accuracy: The role of executive functions (BR 6057/3-1). Project funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG).
  • Modal and Amodal Representations Across Development (BR 6057/4-1; Principal investigators: Dr. Donna Bryce und Prof. Dr. Claudia Friedrich). Subproject of the German Research Foundation (DFG) funded Research Unit "Modal and amodal cognition: Functions and interactions" (FOR 2718)
  • Learning Games: Do I always play the same? Principal investigators: Dr. Janina Eberhart and Dr. Donna Bryce. Funded by an intramural grant from the LEAD Research Network.




Publications ( )






  • Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
  • Women in (Cognitive) Control Organisation
  • Fellow of the Psychonomic Society
  • German Society for Psychology (DGPs)
  • DGPs Divisions Experimental Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology.
  • SPARK Society (for the promotion of diversity in cognitive science).

Reviewer activities

Acta Psychologica | Applied Cognitive Psychology | Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics | Child Neuropsychology | Consciousness and Cognition | Educational Psychology | i-Perception | Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance | Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition | Journal of General Psychology | Metacognition and Learning | PLOS ONE | Psychological Research | Psychonomic Bulletin & Review | Psychophysiology.

Courses / teaching

(applied filters: semester: current | lecturers: Donna Bryce | course types: all)