David Pollard

School of Education
Research Fellow

Contact details

The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtue
School of Education
12th Floor (West) Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

David joined the Jubilee Centre in October 2019. He is studying a PhD in Psychology at the University of Birmingham; his thesis asks ‘how developing adolescent social cognition impacts economic and moral decision-making’. David has completed a visiting fellowship at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam researching developing adolescent friendships using longitudinal social network analysis, and also holds an MSc in Brain Imaging. David is currently working on the Phronesis project.


  • PhD (in progress) in the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham. 2015– 2020.
  • Msc in Brain Imaging with Neuroscience, University of Nottingham. 2015.
  • Bsc in Psychology with Neuropsychology, Bangor University. 2013.


Pollard, D., Heyes, S. B., & Apperly, I. (2018). The Social Brain in Adolescence and Adulthood: Lessons in Mindreading. In Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology: Development of the Social Brain (p. 115). John Wiley & Sons.