About

We are a group of researchers in The School of Psychology at The University of Queensland devoted to understanding how babies, toddlers and young children understand the world around them.
 
Working with children is extremely rewarding. But we know it can also be challenging, so we always endeavour to make the experience of our young participants entertaining and enjoyable. We engage with them one-on-one and while our studies vary, they often involve playing interactive games, watching videos, solving puzzles, or discussions about actions and events they’ve observed.
 
We are currently running a number of major government-funded projects, and also support the research of Honours and Postgraduate students, who design and carry out smaller-scale projects. Participation in our research is voluntary and all of the information we collect is kept completely confidential.
 
The aim of our world-renowned research is to better understand infant and child development based on groups of children rather than on individuals. In our published works we describe our findings to provide information for clinicians, teachers, and parents who work with children, including children with disabilities. We aim to better understand the world of our society’s youngest members, and hope that in so doing we might be able to make their world a better place.

If you would like to be involved, complete a register your interest form, or visit our FAQs page to find out more about how our sessions are run, and what happens during a specific study.