Dr Siobhan Merlo
Senior Product Developer and member of the MultiLit Research Unit
Dr Siobhan Merlo is a Senior Product Developer and member of the MultiLit Research Unit. She obtained her PhD from the University of New South Wales in Cognitive Load Theory in 2005 and has worked as a Psychologist and Learning Intervention Teacher over the past 20+ years.
Following her extensive work with students exhibiting specific and pervasive learning difficulties, she lectured in numerous subjects as part of the Masters of Learning Intervention at the University of Melbourne, and designed and developed the Specific Learning Difficulties in Numeracy subject.
Siobhan has international partnerships with cognitive scientists specialising in the field of Mathematics Learning Difficulties, and works within the theory-to-practice nexus to develop programs which promote fluency as well as deep conceptual understanding of mathematics.