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Emily J. Goodacre

Year of study: PEDAL Alumni
Supervisor: Profs Jenny Gibson & Paul Ramchandani
Funding: LEGO Foundation & Cambridge Trust

Overview of Research
Emily researches intersubjectivity in children’s social play and early relationships, focusing on father-infant book sharing and children’s play with friends and peers. She interviews fathers about their experiences of book sharing and play with their 6- to 24-month-olds, exploring fathers’ enjoyment of the activities. She also uses observational data from the ChiRPP study to examine 6- to 7-year-olds’ play communication, analysing how children make decisions together about the ongoing play.

Key Interests
Social play, book sharing, communication, intersubjectivity