From the Womb to the World (WoW) is a multidisciplinary group founded by the Essex Babylab researchers in collaboration with a team of independent practitioners interested in supporting child development.
We all share a strong interest in studying how parental behaviour and interactions with babies (inside and outside the womb) develop during the first year of life.
We want to promote ideas exchange and a better understanding of the real needs of the community, through the use of online platforms and events and workshops for parents and families. Our group is keen to promote:
We organise annual public engagement events for parents-to-be and new parents, with the aim to make science-based information about babies’ development more accessible and to empower parents in their journey to parenthood.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for our next events!
Senior LecturerDepartment of Psychology, University of Essex
Silvia is a senior lecturer in Psychology at University of Essex. She obtained her PhD at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College London, where she specialised in developmental cognitive neuroscience researching how the babies’ brain responds to social stimuli. She is interested to study how these responses change over time and how they are affected by prenatal and postnatal environment. She set up the Essex Babylab and is committed to bridge the gap between lab-based research and the community of parents and professionals.
LecturerDepartment of Psychology, University of Essex
Maria Laura is a lecturer in Psychology at University of Essex, specialised in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. She obtained her PhD at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College London, where she first became interested in researching how babies learn about their bodies and how social interactions shape during development. Maria Laura is part of the Essex Babylab and is keen in making evidence-based research on infant development more accessible to parents.