I trained as a Special Educational Needs teacher in my home country (Chile) and worked for 6 years with children with hearing impairment and their families. Subsequently I moved to the UK, where I pursued graduate studies at the University of Cambridge looking at self-regulated learning in young children and particularly at the influence of family interactive patterns on its development. After three years as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Research Associate at the Institute of Education in London and Cambridge respectively I was appointed as a Lecturer at the School of Education, Murdoch University.
I currently supervise students undertaking Doctoral studies in education as well as Masters by coursework and research. I am very interested in mentoring talented graduate students with interests in early childhood, young children’s cognitive development, and home/school contexts.