Development and Lifespan Group

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Members of the Development and Lifespan Group focus on childhood development of memory, language and social cognition, visual attention and multimodal integration, literacy, emotion processing and well-being, compassion and mindfulness.

We work both with typically and atypically developing populations.

The Development and Lifespan Group is part of the ARU Centre for Mind and Behaviour.

We offer a Psychology PhD. We have also identified a range of innovative research project opportunities for postgraduate researchers.

For more information, contact Dr Elizabeth Kirk at [email protected]


Find out more about our group members on their profile pages.

Find out more about our group members on their profile pages.

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  • Manuela Stets
  • Stefania Cangemi

Kirk, E., Donnelly, S., Warmington, M., Furman, R., Eggleston, A., & Glanville, J. (forthcoming). A systematic review and meta-analysis of the relationship between pointing and language in infancy. Developmental Review.

Belcher, H., Morein-Zamir, S., Mandy, W., Ford, R. (2021) Camouflaging intent, first impressions, and age of ASC diagnosis in autistic men and women. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders .

Belcher, H.L., Morein-Zamir, S., Mandy, W. and Ford, R.M., 2021. Camouflaging Intent, First Impressions, and Age of ASC Diagnosis in Autistic Men and Women. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, pp.1-14. doi: 10.1007/s10803-021-05221-3

Stagg, S., Tan, L.H. & Kodakkadan, F. 2021. Emotion Recognition and Context in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, pp.1-9.

Stagg, S. & Kiss, N., 2021. Room to read: The effect of extra-large letter spacing and coloured overlays on reading speed and accuracy in adolescents with dyslexia. Research in Developmental Disabilities, p.104065.

Nicholson, C., Finlay, W.M.L. & Stagg, S., 2021. Forms of resistance in people with severe and profound intellectual disabilities. Sociology of Health & Illness. doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.13246

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