Dr Katharina Kaduk

Infancy and Child Development: Engagement and Lab Manager

Research Overview

In August 2011, I obtained my Diploma in Psychology at the University of Potsdam. During my studies, I gained valuable experience in preparing, conducting, and analysing psychological studies with infants and adults. I used both EEG- and behavioural methodologies in well-established research groups in Developmental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience (e.g. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Cultural Ontogeny; Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences under the direction of Dr. Tricia Striano & Dr. Vincent M. Reid; Institute of Child Health - Behavioural and Brain Sciences Unit under the direction of Dr. Jessica Hobson; and University of Potsdam - Developmental Psychology, BabyLab under the direction of Prof. Dr. Birgit Elsner).

After my studies I worked as a research associate at Durham University, Developmental Psychology, EEG Baby-Laboratory under Dr. Vincent Reid's supervision which was funded by the ESRC.

My PhD project as a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher at Lanaster University seeked to build knowledge in how language derives from understanding the content of action in early development.

In my current role as the Infancy and Early Development Laboratory Manager I am trying to link my roles as a early stage researcher and a mother of a now 5-year-old with the aim to create an optimal envirounment for both researchers as well as visiting members of the public.

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