Institute of Education


Child Development and Learning Difficulties Lab

Carrying out international collaborative research in child development with a special focus on learning difficulties and developmental disorders.

Meet the team

Academic staff 

PhD students and affiliates

  • Tugce Cetiner
  • Paulien Eijckeler (Blosson House School)
  • Silvia Gini
  • Heylin Kye
  • Kerry Murphy
  • Dr Petri Partanen (Mid-Sweden University)
  • Erica Ranzato
  • Dr Muhammad Shakir (visiting scholar from university of The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan)
  • Zahra Siddiqui
  • Cindy Wang
  • Yi Wang
  • Helen Williams
  • Hui Xiong
Research themes

We focus on research that supports children’s learning and educational practice such as:

Are you a student who would like to gain research experience?

  1. you can complete a thesis in our lab, or 
  2. volunteer as a research assistant (you need to be available a minimum 5 hours per week).

For queries email: