Evocative gene-environment correlation in infancy

Gel team members working on the project: Chloe Austerberry Professor Angelica Ronald,

Collaborator: Professor Pasco Fearon, Professor David Reiss

Funded by: the ESRC

The Project: this doctoral project is aiming to address questions about the role and interplay of genes and the early caregiving environment in child learning and cognitive development. In particular the project will consider how children’s genetically-influenced characteristics may influence the amount or quality of cognitive stimulation their caregivers provide. These questions will be examined through longitudinal analysis of data from the Early Growth and Development Study, a NIH-funded prospective study of birth parents and adoptive families.