ELLA Team – 2018
Dr. Annette M. E. Henderson
Annette joined the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland as a Lecturer in August 2009. She is now proud to be the Director of this thriving research group! [Read More]
Dr. Angela Carr
Angela earned both her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Auckland, School of Psychology before completing her PhD (in Criminology/Psychology) at Bond University in Australia. She has applied these skills across a range of roles in the public, not-for-profit, academic and private sectors in both New Zealand and Australia.
Angela helps with the day-to-day running of the Early Learning Lab and assists with recruitment and participant management.
Henry’s research interests include prosocial behaviour, punitive sentiment and theory of mind. He specialises in studying these phenomena with children from different cultural backgrounds.
Siobhan’s research interests lie broadly in the field of developmental psychology with a particular focus on infancy and early childhood. She is especially interested in babies and infants early social development in the context of the parent-infant relationship.
Rachel’s research looks at emotion regulation in the context of close personal relationships. Her current project examines family resilience and well-being and how conflict affects successful family functioning.
Caitlin’s research aims to investigate families responses to conflict and how children develop resilience and emotional well-being in these contexts.
Nichole’s research focuses on how parents influence children’s social development. Her PhD research examines parental personality factors and their effect on children’s prosociality.
Hedieh’s research interests lie in parent-child interactions and how those from different cultural backgrounds engage with their children. In particular, she is studying the approaches New Zealand and Iranian parents use to teach their children during cooperative and non-cooperative tasks.
Keiron is investigating self-recognition and self-regulation in the New Caledonian crow and human infants.
Chloe completed her Honours Degree in Psychology in 2014, and has since managed the centre while assisting in research both within ELLA and the wider School of Psychology. Currently, she is pursuing a Masters Degree in the Faculty of Education and Social Work and is helping to run our studies in cooperation and language on a part-time basis.
Kristina completed her Honours in Psychology in 2016 and is currently pursuing her Masters of Psychology in Applied Behavioural Analysis. She assists in the Early Learning Lab by helping to run our cooperation and second-language learning studies.
Imogen assists in the Early Learning Lab by helping to run our cooperation studies.
Beth is completing her Honours degree this year, focusing her research on the ELLA cooperation studies.
Mariam is completing her Honours degree this year, also focusing her research on the ELLA cooperation studies.
Sam is completing her Honours degree this year, focusing her research on ELLA’s parent-infant interaction studies. Sam is also a Research Assistant in the Early Learning Lab and assists in running our cooperation studies.
Third Year Research Students