Researcher biography

My name is Sarah Longbottom and I am a PhD candidate in the school of Psychology.

My research interests are primarily in the field of developmental psychology, with an interest in early childhood. Specifically, how children think about biological concepts and how this knowledge develops. I am also interested in understanding what factors can improve or hinder this development.

My current project aims to compare farm and city children’s understanding of biological concepts, such as death and animal relations. I am also interested in the possible influences of children’s experiences and parental communication on the development of this knowledge.