My research focuses on identifying infant markers of childhood outcomes and exploring how environmental and familial factors contribute to child neurodevelopment. I am particularly interested in the implementation of neurodevelopmental research in global health contexts.
I joined the BRIGHT project after completing my PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at 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 ASD. My focus was to examine the children’s mental health outcomes, particularly anxiety, during school-age and to investigate potential infant predictors of these symptoms.
My role within the BRIGHT project is to take a lead on the behavioural and mental health measures used in the study. I am interested in examining cognitive and behavioural development, parent and child interaction styles and general psychological wellbeing among the infants in both The Gambia and UK.
For more information on Bosiljka’s work, visit: http://www.cbcd.bbk.ac.uk/people/scientificstaff/bosiljka-milosavljevic