I completed a PhD in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Surrey and joined the Insight Centre for Data Analytics in September 2014. I am currently co-ordinating a project where the Insight Centre has partnered with an international company to validate the effectiveness of a novel game-based app for addressing real world problems in the market research industry. My PhD titled "Creative Thinking: A Mode Shifting Hypothesis" examined the psychological processes underpinning creative thought. I have recently been awarded a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Industry Fellowship grant to work with DAQRI International in Dublin on a project titled "
Validating DAQRI's Augmented Reality Headgear for Workplace Training". This project begins in March 2017. I have also been awarded an SFI grant to participate in the US National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps Entrepreneurial Training programme in Atlanta, GA in 2017.
Pringle, A. & Sowden, P.T. (in press). Unearthing the Creative Thinking Process: Fresh Insights from a Think Aloud Study of Garden Design. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity & the Arts.
Pringle, A. & Sowden, P. T. (2017). The Mode Shifting Index: A new measure of the creative thinking skill of shifting between associative and analytic thinking. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 23, 17-28. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tsc.2016.10.010
Pringle, A., Sowden, P. T., Deeley, C & Sharma, S. (2016). Shifting between modes of thought: a domain-general creative thinking skill? In F. K. Reisman (Ed.), Creativity in Arts, Science and Technology.
Sowden, P. T., Pringle, A., Gabora, L. (2015). The Shifting Sands of Creative Thinking: Connections to Dual Process Theory. Thinking and Reasoning, 21, 40-60.
Baxter, J.S., Bain, S.A., Pringle, A., Fowler, H., Tafili, T. (2013). Opposing determinants of compliance and interrogative suggestibility. Personality and Individual differences, 54, 918-924.
Pringle, A. (2011). Shifting between modes of thought: A mechanism underlying creative performance? ACM: Creativity and Cognition 2011, 467-468.