My primary interest is in developmental socio-emotional processes and how they motivate, and are motivated by, behavioural and cognitive mechanisms. While searching for theoretical clarity about how such processes and mechanisms relate to one another, my attention has been periodically taken by other matters such as what it means to recognise someone else’s emotions, and what the consequences of doing so might be.
A great deal of my research is driven by questions that came to me when I worked in special education. I was therefore delighted to have the opportunity to return to special education, this time to teach and from a research perspective at the Department of Special Education (University of Fribourg), initially under the postdoctoral supervision of Professor Andrea Samson, and now as a member of the teams of Professors Geneviève Petitpierre and Myriam Squillaci.
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