Neir approaches research with an interdisciplinary focus, connecting research from many different domains of knowledge to form new ideas. As a social science researcher, their interests lie primarily in societal health, policy, and education. How research can inform policy and practice is a question that drives their writing and reflection. Over the past several years, Neir has focused on themes of equity and how cultural identity and cognitive research interact. Neir holds a Master of Arts in Education and a Bachelor of Cognitive Science, from the University of Toronto and Carleton University respectively.