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 from a research perspective, under the postdoctoral supervision of Professor Andrea Samson in her lab at the University of Fribourg. I have also recently been invited to join the editorial team of the Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction book series at Cambridge University Press.
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