Dr Siobhan Kennedy-Costantini

B. Psychological Science (Hons I), PhD

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Research Fellow


I recently moved to the University of Auckland (from the University of Queensland, Brisbane) to pursue an exciting research opportunity with Associate Professor Mark Sagar and Dr Annette Henderson. Our research focuses on exploring the way parents and babies interact, learn, develop and grow together. You can read more about these projects on my wesbite skennedycostantini.com.

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My research interests lie broadly in the field of developmental psychology with a particular focus on the parent-infant relationship and early social development.

I am also interested in maternal experiences during pregnancy, postnatal maternal health and well-being, the establishment of breastfeeding and the early parental bond. My ultimate goal is to conduct research that improves the lives of mothers and babies and allows them to develop strong, happy and healthy lives together.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Oostenbroek, J., Suddendorf, T., Nielsen, M., Redshaw, J., Kennedy-Costantini, S., Clark, S., ... Slaughter, V. (2016). Comprehensive Longitudinal Study Challenges the Existence of Neonatal Imitation in Humans. Current Biology, 26 (10), 1334-1338. 10.1016/j.cub.2016.03.047

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