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Associate professor, Florida State University

The broad area of my expertise is the development of social behaviour, interpersonal relationships, and emotional functioning in childhood and early adolescence, with emphasis on interpersonal and environmental influences on child development. The specific area of my expertise is shy, socially anxious or withdrawn children and adolescents' pathways of interpersonal and emotional development of over time.


  • 2018–present
    Associate Professor, Florida State University
  • 2011–2018
    Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology, University of Melbourne


  • 2002 
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, Ph.D./ Developmental Psychology