Prof Anna Theakston

Chair in Developmental Psychology

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Co-Director ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD)


Anna Theakston received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Nottingham. Following this, she was employed as a researcher at the University of Manchester working on two ESRC-funded projects investigating early language development in children between the ages of 2-3 years. She was awarded her Ph.D. based on this work. She then coordinated the Manchester-based Max Planck Child Study Centre, funded by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, before being appointed to a lectureship at the University of Manchester. She is now a Professor of Developmental Psychology, and Co-director of the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD).

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Treasurer: International Association for the Study of Child Language

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains

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