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**CANCELLED** LIDC-DTC Seminar Series: Child Development

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 12:30 to 14:00
LIDC, Upper Meeting Room (103), 36 Gordon Square
Dr Jolene Skordis-Worrall and Sarah Lloyd-Fox

Dr Jolene Skordis-Worrall, Senior Lecturer in Health and Development Economics, UCL is an Economist with over 10 years experience studying patient behaviour, health systems financing and medical poverty. Her current work is primarily focussed on i) links between treatment seeking behaviour and poverty, ii) the impact of community participatory interventions on maternal capability,  and iii) the economic evaluation of a number of large scale interventions to reduce neonatal mortality and improve child development. She is the Course Director of UCL's Masters in Global Health and Development. 

Sarah Lloyd-Fox, Research Fellow, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck is interested in studying how infants' cognitive abilities develop over the first year of life. Her work focuses on the investigation of cortical responses to social cues and the application of fNIRS to the study of compromised development. The latter includes the study of infants at risk for autism, and recent work taking fNIRS to rural Africa to study undernutrition.