2020 applicants

We are a growing team of researchers from the Department of Psychology and the Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex.

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.

 Angela Burgess

Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics

Research interests: child language acquisition; phonological development; infant speech perception; infant-directed speech; child language disorders (e.g. specific language impairment, autism, cochlear implant users).

 Anne Franks

Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Psychology

 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.

 Mehrin Kiani

Postgraduate Research Student, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Research interests: Developmental neuroscience.