Researcher biography

My name is Cate MacColl and I am a PhD Candidate in the School of Psychology at The University of Queensland.

My primary research interest is metacognition, or how we reflect on our own thoughts to build confidence in our choices. In addition to decisions we make in everyday life, we will also have an internal estimate of how confident we are in this decision. Specifically, I’m interested in how different factors impact such confidence estimates in children, and how this informs their future choices. You can contact me on or join my three subscribers on Twitter (