ESR 8.

Current PhD candidate based at Gent University on the SAPIENS project exploring early social brain development. Following my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, I completed my master’s degree in Clinical Neurodevelopmental Sciences, at King’s College London. My research interests primarily focus on the link between early environmental factors (especially quality ofparenting and perinatal mental health) and early offspring brain development, using a variety of behavioural and imaging techniques – with a special interest fathers influence.

Mother-infant interactions at 10 and 14-months with infants at elevated likelihood for developing ASD, specifically: (i) how maternal multi-modal behavioural strategies  support joint attention development through the identification of behavioural patterns using sequential time series analysis, and (ii) how these patterns of behaviour relate to infant neural responses to social stimuli using EEG and fNIRS.