||DR ANA MACEDO
I have a research background in Developmental Psychology, focused on cognitive development in infancy and childhood. My previous research related
to early infant-mother interactions, attachment security and children's understanding of mind. During my PhD, I continued to investigate how social
relationships shape cognitive development. I explored the forms of argument and negotiation that children and adolescents use in interaction with
others. Other research interests concern reasoning skills underlying decision-making, health promotion and risk prevention.
- Communication in cancer screening and prevention
- Developmental perspectives in health behaviour
- Decision-making theories
I am currently working on a project funded by Cancer Research UK focused on public perceptions of cancer screening. I am particularly interested
in issues related to informed choice and informed decision-making in screening participation.
2011-present: Research associate in Health Psychology, UCL
2006-2007: Research assistant in Developmental Psychology, University of Minho
2005-2006: Intern psychologist in Psychology Unit, Hospital Pedro Hispano
2012: Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society
2011: PhD in Developmental Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London
2006: BSc (with distinction) in Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Minho
Leman, P. J., Macedo, A.P., Bluschke, A., Hudson, L., Rawling, C, & Wright, H. (2011). The influence of gender and ethnicity on children's peer collaborations. The British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 29, 131-137.
Martins, C., Osório, A., & Macedo, A. (2008). Theory of mind and socio-cognitive development during infancy and preschool years, Psychologica, 49, 8-29.
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