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Vicky Yiran Zhao

Vicky is a 4th year PhD student looking at the relationship between communication disorders and psychosocial adversities, and how play can be an effective intervention to promote children’s social and emotional skills.

Vicky is a 4th year PhD student working with Prof Jenny Gibson from PEDAL and Dr Ben Alcott from the REAL Centre.

Her PhD project looks at the relationship between communication disorders and psychosocial adversities, and how play can be an effective intervention to promote children’s social and emotional skills.

Her research interests cut across psychology and sociology of education. She is particularly interested in how different social, economic and psychological factors intertwine with each other in promoting children’s educational achievement and life outcomes in both developed and developing contexts.