Current research staff

Dr Silvia Rigato

Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology

Research interests: Face and emotion processing in infancy; The development of body representation and tactile localisation; The development of neural basis of shared touch; Perinatal mental health.

Dr Maria Filippetti

Lecturer, Department of Psychology

Research interests: The development of body awareness; Tactile interactions; Development of interoception.

Dr Claire Delle Luche

Senior Lecturer, Department of Language and Linguistics

Research interests: Language variability; accents, bilingualism and semantic processing in children; Speech perception in infants, children, and adults.

Dr Carina De Klerk

Lecturer, Department of Psychology

Research interests: imitation; facial mimicry; action processing; development of the mirror neuron system.

 Amanda Morris

Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Psychology

Research interests: Impact of parent-child interactions.

 Anne Franks

Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Psychology

 Caryn Cook

Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Psychology

Research interests: measurement of interoceptive sensitivity in infants; development of anxiety and anxiety disorders in childhood; body positivity in childhood.

 Francesca Bianco

Postgraduate Research Student, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Research interests: Theory of mind; multimodal processing in the infant brain; developmental neuroscience.

Chloe Richmond

Research Assistant (Placement year), Department of Psychology