UEL Baby Dev Lab

Emily Phillips

Emily Phillips

Emily is a PhD student funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Her research aims to investigate the influences of early parent-child interaction on child attention, learning and socio-emotional development, and how these influences are substantiated in the brain. Before joining the UEL BabyDevLab, Emily worked as a Research Assistant for John Duncan at the MRC, Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge University. There she worked on a parent-child book-sharing training intervention for pre-school children, developed by Lynne Murray and Peter Cooper at the University of Reading.  Prior to working at the CBU, Emily obtained a First Class Honours degree in Psychology from the University of York, before completing a master’s in Developmental Psychopathology at Durham University.

  • Email Emily Phillips at u1920558@uel.ac.uk

Latest publications

  1. I. Marriott Haresign, E.A.M Phillips, M. Whitehorn, F. Lamagna, M. Eliano, L. Goupil, E.J.H. Jones, S.V. Wass (2022). Gaze onsets during naturalistic infant-caregiver interaction associate with ‘sender’ but not ‘receiver’ neural responses, and do not lead to changes in inter-brain synchrony. bioRxiv. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.05.27.493545v1

  2. I.Marriott Haresign, E.A.M.Phillips, M.Whitehorn, L.Goupil, V.Noreika, V.Leong, S.V.Wass (2022). Measuring the temporal dynamics of inter-personal neural entrainment in continuous child-adult EEG hyperscanning data. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1878929322000378

  3. Marriott-Haresign, I., Phillips, E., Whitehorn, M., Noreika, V., Jones, E., Leong, V., & Wass, S. (2021). Automatic classification of ICA components from infant EEG using MARA. bioRxiv. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.01.22.427809v1.abstract

  4. Wass, S., Phillips, E., Smith, C., & Goupil, L. (2021). Vocalisations and the Dynamics of Interpersonal Arousal Coupling in Caregiver-Infant dyads. PsyArXiv. https://psyarxiv.com/gmfk7/

  5. Phillips, E., Goupil, L., Marriott-Haresign, I., Bruce-Gardyne, E., Csolsim, F. A., Whitehorn, M., Leong, M., Wass., S. (2021). Proactive or reactive? Neural oscillatory insight into the leader-follower dynamics of early infant-caregiver interaction. PsyArXiv. https://europepmc.org/article/PPR/PPR432300