UEL Baby Dev Lab

Zeynep Suata

Zeynep Suata

Zeynep is a PhD student co-supervised by Prof Sam Wass and funded by a student scholarship from the Turkish Ministry of Education. Her PhD project is based at King’s College London (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry) in collaboration with UEL Baby Dev Lab. In her PhD research, Zeynep aims to explore how behavioural and physiological responses of babies to emotional situations evolve from 6-months to 12-months of age, and how these responses dynamically fluctuate over a short period of time.

During her PhD, Zeynep enjoyed engaging in teaching and mentoring activities and worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at King’s BSc Psychology program.

Prior to her PhD, Zeynep attained a master’s degree in Neuropsychology from the University of Bristol. Her master dissertation looked at genetic and environmental links between well-being and sleep quality in adolescents using twin modelling. Zeynep completed her BA in Turkey, at Hacettepe University, where she achieved a First-Class Honours in Psychology.


Poster Presentation “Distinguishing infant emotion reactivity and regulation: Time course of reactivity during toy retraction task” at The International Congress of Infant Studies, 7 July 2020

  • Email Zeynep Suata at zeynep.suata@kcl.ac.uk

Latest publications

  1. Wass, S., Smith, C., Daubney, K., Suata, Z., Clackson, K., Begum, A., & Mirza, F. (2019). Influences of environmental stressors on autonomic function in 12‐month‐old infants: understanding early common pathways to atypical emotion regulation and cognitive performance. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. https://acamh.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jcpp.13084