Lecturer in Developmental Psychology, University of Salford

I am currently lecturing in developmental psychology at the University of Salford.

Previously, I worked as a Research Associate in the ESRC-funded International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD) at the University of Liverpool. I work on the Language 0-5 Project, a longitudinal study investigating individual differences in the language development of 80 children from the age of 6 months to four and a half years. My research focused on on the naturalistic data aspects of the project, looking at children's prelinguistic gesture use and their symbolic play abilities, amongst other things.

Previously, I have worked on children's syntax development and on phonological development.


  • 2011–present
    Research Associate in Child Language Acquisition, University of Liverpool
  • 2007–2011
    Research Assistant in Phonological Development, University of York


  • 2007 
    University of Birmingham, MA Applied Linguistics
  • Salford, Manchester, UK
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  • a.bidgood@salford.ac.uk
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