Associate Professor, Kingston University
Dr Uller is a developmental cognitive scientist. Her main interests lie at the interface between early cognition and language. She is interested in infants' and young children's intuitive knowledge about the physical and social worlds. Claudia is therefore interested in how preverbal babies see the world. One of the most fascinating questions to puzzle students of the mind is how the human mind is wired to acquire so much information, so quickly, within the first two years.
In addition Claudia is interested in how non-linguistic animals think and develop specialised mechanisms to survive. For the past 20 years, developmental scientists have refined methodologies to assess knowledge both in preverbal babies and non-linguistic animals. These experimental methods allow us to draw conclusions about the origins of knowledge in humans and rudiments of knowledge in animals.
Her work has been featured in Nature, New Scientist, The Guardian, BBC Wildlife, BBC Radio 3, BBC Look East (TV) and Radio 5 Live.
|1996||PHD, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA,|
|1994||MSc, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.|
|2014 -||Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Kingston University.|
|2011 - 2014||Head of Department and Director of Studies, Department of Psychology, Kingston University.|
|2009 - 2011||Senior lecturer, University of Cambridge.|
|2003 - 2009||Lecturer, University of Essex.|
|1999 - 2003||Assistant Professor, University of Louisiana, USA.|
|1997 - 1999||Research Associate, Rutgers University, USA.|
Uller, C., Urquhart, C., Lewis, J. & Berntsen, M. (2013). Ten-month-old infants' reaching choices for 'more': the relationship between inter-stimulus distance and number. Frontiers.
Krusche, P., Dicke, U. & Uller, C. (2010). Quantity discrimination in salamanders. Journal of Experimental Biology 213,1822-1828.
Uller, C. & Lewis, J. (2009). Horses (Equus caballus) select the greater of two quantities in small numerical contrasts. Animal Cognition 12, 733-738.
Cooper, N., Uller, C., Pettifer, J. & Stolc, F. (2009). Conditioning attentional skills: Examining the effects of the pace of television editing on children's attention. Acta Paediatrica 98, 1651-1655.
Orbell, S., Henderson, C., Geeraert, N., Uller, C., Karidaki, M. & Uskul, A. (2009). Social cognitive beliefs, alcohol and tobacco use: A prospective community study of change following a ban on smoking in public places. Health Psychology, 28:6, 753-761.
Uller, C. (2008). Developmental and evolutionary considerations on numerical cognition: A review. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 6:4, 237-253.
Uller, C. (2008). The Evolution of Cognition: The case of number. In D. Dedrick & L. Trick. Eds. Computation, Cognition and Pylyshyn. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Claudia's work has been featured in various printed and broadcast media settings.
Claudia has presented at numerous conferences around the world.
New York Academy of Sciences
Association for Psychological Science
British Psychological Society
International Society on Infants Studies
Fellow of the Society for Research on Child Development
Member of the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study
2012-2013 Nomination within The Faculty at Kingston University for the National Teaching Fellowship Award
2005-2008 Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg Fellowship/Universität Bremen, Numerical discrimination in salamanders
2004 United States of America Department of Justice, Professional of Exceptional Ability in Research Award (Award inviting permanent residence in the USA)
2001 USA Department of Justice, Outstanding Professor or Researcher Award (Award inviting permanent residence in the USA)
2001 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting and Science Innovation Exhibition Award
2000 Louisiana State Board of Regents EPSCOR TGEF RFP#2000-34 Award
1997 Ecole de Hautes Etudes/Fondation Fyssen Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
1996 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate award
1995 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate award
1994 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate award
1993 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate award.