Charlotte Robinson

Research student, School of Psychology

Research summary

My research focuses on the development of children’s imaginative       play and explores individual differences. I am interested in whether the       development of pretend play follows a normative progression from early       acts such as drinking imaginary liquid from a cup, through to pretending       that an object represents another, to scenarios where elaborated roles are       enacted. A further aim of my research is to explore associations between       children’s anxiety symptoms and their imaginative ability.

Teaching summary

2015 - Postgraduate  Tutor (First year undergraduates). Running tutorials and marking practical  reports.

Research interests

Research topics and related papers

My research focuses on the development of children’s imaginative       play and explores individual differences. I am interested in whether the       development of pretend play follows a normative progression from early       acts such as drinking imaginary liquid from a cup, through to pretending       that an object represents another, to scenarios where elaborated roles are       enacted. A further aim of my research is to explore associations between       children’s anxiety symptoms and their imaginative ability.

Funding

School of Psychology, Cardiff University, 3 year  funded PhD studentship.

Research group

Developmental & health psychology

Cardiff Child  Development Study (CCDS)

Research collaborators

Professor Dale Hay