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Katrina D'Apice

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Biography

I am a Research Fellow for the Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub, which evaluates the effectiveness of interventions for disadvantaged families with young children. I am based at the University of York, and focus on evaluating language and communication interventions.

Prior to starting my current role I studied for a PhD at the University of York. For my doctoral research, I used novel digital language technology to record naturalistic observations of the home environments of young children and their families. With these data I investigated aspects of the home environment, such as language and parenting, that influence children’s development.

I hold a MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology from Birkbeck, University of London, and a BSc in Human Biology from King’s College London.

Research

Overview

My research interests include:

  • Children’s language development
  • Early life interventions
  • Utilising digital technologies for behavioural science

Projects

  • The oTTer project is a feasibility randomised control trial of the Talking Together language intervention.

Research group(s)

Publications

Selected publications

d'Apice, K., Latham, R. M., and von Stumm, S. (2019). A naturalistic home observational approach to children’s language, cognition, and behaviour. Developmental Psychology, 55(7), 1414–1427. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000733

d’Apice, K. and von Stumm, S. (2019). The Role of Speech and Literacy Exposure for Cognitive and Language Outcomes in Preschoolers. The Scientific Studies of Readinghttps://doi.org/10.1080/10888438.2019.1641505

Contact details

AEW/112/113
Department of Education
University of York
York
YO10 5DD

Tel: +44(0)1904 322442