Bosiljka Milosavljevic

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.

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