ELLA in the Media


Coming soon: Annette Henderson and a few other familiar faces feature in TVNZ’s new show, The Secret Life of Girls. (airs mid-September).


Interviewed for NZ Herald, “Are you gender-stereotyping your child without even realising it?” 28 July, 2018.



Interviewed for RNZ Nine-to-Noon, “First time parent. From theory to practice” 5 July, 2018.



Interviewed for NZ Herald, “What effect does birth order have on development and parenting?” 28 April, 2018.



Interviewed for NZ Herald, “Even infants know what a fair share is” 3 April, 2018.



Interviewed for Newstalk ZB, “Should preschool-aged children be taught about safe gun use?” 27 March, 2018.



See Dr Annette Henderson, other UoA staff, and ELLA participants in Prime’s documentary All in the Mind.  All In The Mind takes Kiwi brain development specialist Nathan Wallis on a journey to present compelling science about a very big life question: is a man’s grey matter the same as a woman’s?

Watch it here: https://www.primetv.co.nz/all-in-the-mind-catchup 


Interviewed with Mark Sager for Bloomberg Business Weekly, “Mark Sager made a baby in his lab. Now it plays the piano” 7 September, 2017.



ELLA research shows that babies as young as 12 months know people speak different languages and don’t use words in the same way.


“Women in a Man’s World” –  TV3’s ‘The Nation’

Dr. Annette Henderson speaks about the gender typing of toys in early childhood.


Babies cooperate from 9 months old – Radio NZ

Solving the worlds biggest issues could soon be made easier – ELLA study finds you can train someone to co-operate.