Who we are

2015 group photo

Developemental Group Photo

Front Row: Ed Donnellan, Danielle Matthews, Jane Herbert, Dan Carroll. Bottom Row: Lowri Thomas, Sophie Turnbull, Birsu Kandermirci, Michelle McGillion, Gemma Stephens. Absent from photo: Elena Hoicka, Simone Bijvoet- van den Berg, Andrea Diaz Barriga Barez, Kelly Lothbrook-Smith.

2012 Group Photo

Group photo

Top row: Gemma Taylor, Danielle Matthews, Ciara Kelly. Middle Row: Gemma Stephens, Dan Carroll and Jane Herbert. Bottom row: Lily FitzGibbon, Michelle McGillion , Emma Blakey.

Absent from photo: Laura Robertson (and baby Ivy), Ed Donnellan

Meet The Team!

Academic Staff
Name Research Interests
Dan Carroll Executive function and inhibitory control in preschool children; Children’s rule use and symbolic understanding; Conflict monitoring and conflict resolution.
Danielle Matthews Language Development. Communication skills in preschoolers. Pointing gestures in infancy. Socio-economic status and language learning. Statistical learning of grammar. Social Cognition and its relation to language.
Mark Blades Assessment of police interviews with abused children, children’s eyewitness testimony and children's suggestibility during questioning. Children’s understanding of media, in particular their understanding of advertising and marketing.
Elena Hoicka Examining how children come to understand conventional and factual wrongness through mistakes, jokes, pretending, and deception. This is important to learning intention understanding, and innovation in cultural evolution.
Emma Blakey Emma is interested in understanding how executive functions develop, how they underpin other important skills and how their development can be best supported.
Post-Doctoral Researchers
Name Research Interests
Michelle McGillion
How pre-linguisitic skills, like babbling and pointing, combine with different aspects of the language learning environment to predict individual differences in infant word learning
David Cameron Understanding how emotions can shape our behaviour and impact on social relationships. Dave is interested in exploring the mechanisms for regulating emotions and emotion dynamics in dyads.

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