We are delighted to welcome Hilary Richardson to the TEBC team. Hilary recently began a Lectureship in the School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences and is a “developmental cognitive neuroscientist” – meaning that she uses child-friendly neuroimaging studies to study how the brain supports the developing mind. Prior to her Lectureship, Hilary earned a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at MIT and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is particularly interested in the development of brain regions that specialize for particular cognitive functions – like reading, or thinking about other people.
On the TEBC project, Hilary will design the follow-up study visits as children reach school-age and provide mentorship to research assistants, students, and postdoctoral researchers who work on the project. She is also looking forward to participating in the project’s outreach activities.