Dr Sue Fletcher-Watson
Area of research: I am interested in how children develop and learn, and in particular in cases where this follows an unusual trajectory. First, I explore how we can characterise the early abilities and difficulties of babies who have either already experienced adversity (such as those born preterm) or who later go on to receive a specific diagnosis (such as autism). Second, I ask how we can intervene to improve outcome for such babies and young children. My methods involve mostly direct observation, such as videos of play, and assessment including eye-tracking. I also have an interest in technology, such as iPads, as an intervention route.