Dr Cecilia Zuniga-Montanez

BA, MSc, PhD

School of Education

Research Associate

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Dr Cecilia Zuniga-Montanez
School of Education
The Wave
2 Whitham Road
S10 2AH

I am a Research Associate working on the ICICLES project which explores the impact of Covid-19 on children's language, educational and socioemotional skills. 

I have previously worked on different projects investigating language development in childhood at the University of Leeds and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.

I completed my PhD at the University of Birmingham, where I investigated how typically developing infants, late talkers and children born preterm learn words and the word learning biases they use. My research also included two vocabulary interventions, one for typically developing infants and one for late talkers, aimed at boosting vocabulary learning.

Research interests

My areas of interest include infant and child language and cognitive development, language delays and vocabulary interventions.


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Research group

Member of the Education and Psychology research cluster.