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The group is composed of researchers that are experts in developmental psychology and psychopathology. Utilising multidisciplinary approaches, the research expertise includes: infant social and conceptual development (core knowledge), cognitive, social and educational development (reading, language, numeracy) in typical and atypical populations, perception of facial appearance, bullying and victimisation, premature birth, psychotic experiences, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, online risk, domestic violence and intimate partner relationships. The research group has published over 100 research articles in refereed journals, is currently home to 15 PhD students and has attracted substantial research funding from both the private and public sector. The group's research toolkit includes a wide range of equipment, a baby laboratory and using a range of methodologies including response times, eye movements and genetic analysis.
Research is conducted through an extensive network of collaborating primary and secondary schools in or near Kingston-upon-Thames and with other universities, organisations, charities and hospitals in the UK and overseas: University College London (UCL); Institute of Education; Durham University; Queen's University Belfast; University of Surrey; CBCD, Birkbeck, University of London; King's College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience; University of Oxford; Goldsmiths College, University of London; Newcastle University; University of Warwick; NHS forensic services; Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC hospital).