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Research Positions:

Full Time Research Assistant Ref 10213 in the School of Psychology (University of Sussex) to work on a project investigating the role of early motor development in emerging social and communication skills from birth to 18 months. We are specifically investigating how different motor trajectories unfold; how motor trajectories interact with social and communication abilities; and whether the variation in developmental trajectories is discernible between groups of infants at low- or high-risk for autism. 

Closing date: 21 December 2022 by midnight
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed.
Expected start date: 01 March 2023

Full Time Postdoc Research Fellow Ref 10212 – in the School of Psychology (University of Sussex) to work on a project investigating the role of early motor development in emerging social and communication skills from birth to 18 months. We are investigating how different motor trajectories unfold; how motor trajectories interact with social and communication abilities; and whether the variation in developmental trajectories is discernible between groups of infants at low- or high-risk for neurodevelopmental disorders.

Closing date: 21 December 2022 by midnight
Expected Interview date: January 2023
Expected start date: 01 March 2023

Psychology Doctoral Research Studentship – Evaluating great ape cognitive and behavioural wellbeing (2023) – The Comparative Cognition Group (University of Sussex) (PI: Professor Gillian Forrester) is seeking a PhD candidate to help a multidisciplinary team to monitor gorilla and chimpanzee wellbeing across a range of captive and wild settings. Methodological approaches are non-invasive and unobtrusive, including behavioural video observation and coding, cognitive evaluation, keeper reports, thermal imaging, heart rate variability and pupillometry via video capture.

Deadline: Monday 23 January 2023  (23:59 GMT)

Interviews (on Zoom): February 2023

Recent and Upcoming Media and Appearances

  • Me, Human’s Dr Ameline Bardo gets set to present new Live Science results at anthropology conference BSMAP in Paris January 2022.
  • Me, Human research features in Birkbeck Magazine 2022: https://www.bbk.ac.uk/about-us/bbk
Birkbeck Magazine 2022 (Professor Forrester with Tibs)

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