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Category: PEDAL Staff

Sara Baker

29 June 2022

Sara is a Professor of Developmental Psychology and Education.

Beth Barker

29 June 2022

Beth is a Research Associate at PEDAL. She's interested in supporting babies, toddlers, and families in the first years of life, translating research to real-world impacts, and promoting children's own voices in research.

Stephen Bayley

29 June 2022

Stephen is a Research Associate with PEDAL and an Associate Member of the REAL Centre, University of Cambridge. His research focuses on education for adaptability and how children in low-income settings develop skills like creativity and problem solving.

Julia Birchenough

3 April 2023

Julia is a Research Associate, currently working with Prof Sara Baker as part of the Play in Schools team.

Christine O’Farrelly

29 June 2022

Christine is a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow and Senior Research Associate at PEDAL. She's developing ways to widen access to early, effective support for families to help babies and toddlers enjoy healthy and happy lives.

Jenny Gibson

29 June 2022

Jenny is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Education. Her research focuses on investigating the role of play in children’s social development, and examining how play can be measured.

Kelsey Graber

1 July 2022

Kelsey is a postdoctoral researcher looking at the role of play in healthcare, specifically for children with chronic or severe illness.

Sally Hogg

20 September 2022

Sally is PEDAL’s Senior Policy Fellow. She works with the team to find ways for our knowledge and research to inform public policy, in order to improve children’s lives.

Muhammad Aliff Aiman Kamarudin

26 July 2022

Aiman is a Research Assistant, currently exploring the ways play and booksharing can support families in children's earliest years.

Katie Lui

1 July 2022

Katie is a Research Assistant working on the Healthy Start, Happy Start follow up study within PEDAL.