My research focuses on identifying infant markers of childhood outcomes and exploring how environmental and familial factors contribute to child development. I am particularly interested in the implementation of neurodevelopmental research in global health contexts.
I completed my PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London in 2017. As part of my PhD I worked on the British Autism Study of Infant Siblings (BASIS), which examines infant markers of autism spectrum disorder in children with a family history of autism.
I initially joined the BRIGHT project as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development at Birkbeck. My role was has been to oversee the implementation of the child cognitive and caregiver measures used in the study. I also led the BRIGHT Kids preschool-age follow up in The Gambia.
I subsequently moved to the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, when I was awarded an ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative Grant. As part of this grant, I am examining the contribution of maternal wellbeing, caregiver interactions and socioeconomic factors on neurocognitive development of children in The Gambia.
For more information on my work, visit: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/staff/bosiljka-milosavljevic