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 Ruth Ford at


Academic staff

PhD researchers

Research assistants


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