Research into child development at Lancaster University is to benefit from two awards totalling £1.3m from The Leverhulme Trust.
Lancaster University’s Psychology Department aims to uncover the processes of early development and the link between developmental changes in the infants’ brains and their cognitive abilities.
The £1m award is for a Doctoral Scholarship Programme over five years to train 15 PhD students in interdisciplinary research on infant development.
While being based in the Psychology Department, links to other departments in the University will enable the drawing on additional expertise, for example, for the development of new methods in analysing data.
PhD students will each use multiple research methods and will have the opportunity to visit international partner labs to broaden their experience.