My research focuses on the investigation of core early cognitive and neural mechanisms in infancy and how contextual and environmental factors influence these. Currently, a major focus of my work is to develop field-friendly neuroimaging and behavioural toolkits for use in low income, global health and home/community settings. In 2019 I began a fellowship to measure early brain function and behaviour across the perinatal period and understand how individual differences in neurodevelopmental trajectories relate to contextual factors such as poverty associated challenges and beneficial family support in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa. I hope to use my research findings in partnership with community informed initiatives to develop novel early life interventions for global health contexts. In particular, I plan to optimise family-mediated interventions that bridge the transition between pre- to post-natal life and are tailored to suit the needs of individual communities.