She is a PhD research fellow at the Research Institute of Child Development and Education since October 2016; she was awarded in June 2016 the NWO Research Talent Grant (a scholarship founded by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)) http://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/magw/research-talent/research-talent.html.
Her research interests focus on infants' emotional, social and cognitive development within the first years of life, both in typical and high-risk populations. She obtained her Bachelor's degree Pedagogy with a specialization in developmental psychology at the Univeristy of Perugia in Italy (summa cum laude), and her Research Master (MSc) in Child Development and Education at the University of Amsterdam (cum laude). During and after her studies, she gained experience by working as research assistant in various international research projects (see CV).
The project 'My-BEST' (Baby's Emotional & Social Trajectories) will be a longitudinal study she will be carrying out during the first years of her PhD. She is interested in investigating the early individual developmental trajectories of children's social and communicative functioning (e.g., theory of mind ability, emotion understanding, social non-adaptations). More info can be found at: www.my-best.nl
Beyond the PhD, her other study is an investigation into the construct of maternal mind-mindedness and its individual developmental trajectories, in collaboration with the Italian University of G. D'Annunzioni, Chieti.
Salvadori, E. A, Coppola, G.,.Mancini, R., Monti, A., Fasolo, M., Aureli, T. Longitudinal Maternal mind-mindedness in the first year of life.
Salvadori, E. A., van Steensel B., Messinger, D., Oort, F., Colonnesi, C. (2017). Longitudinal onderzoek naar de emotionale en sociale ontwikkeling van baby’s. Werenschappelijn Tijdschrift Autism.
Salvadori, E., Blazsekova, T., Volein, A., Karap, Z., Tatone, D., Mascaro, O., & Csibra, G. (2015). Probing the strength of infants' preference for Helpers over Hinderers: two replication attempts of Hamlin and Wynn (2011). PloS one, 10(11), e0140570.
Date of birth: 28/11/1989
Nationality: Italian/New Zealand
Place of birth: Kawa-Kawa, New Zealand
Research Master's: Child Development and Education, University of Amsterdam , cum laude.
Bachelor's: Educational Sciences and Pedagogy, University of Perugia , summa cum laude.
2016 - present: NWO Talent Research PhD; Child Development and Education, University of Amsterdam
2016 - present: Research Assistant (project on Maternal Mind-Mindedness), University “G. D’Annunzio”, Chieti-Pescara
2015: Research Training, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
2014: Research Assistant, Child Development and Education, University of Amsterdam
2014: Visiting Student, Cognitive Development Center, Central European University, Budapest
2018: Multidisciplinary Developmental Dynamics
2017: Neurocognitive methods for infant and toddler research
2015: Bayesian Modeling for Cognitive Science, University of Amsterdam
2015: Bayesian Approach and its Application to the Psychological Data, University "G. D'Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara
2015: Longitudinal Multilevel Regression Models, University "G. D'Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara
2014: Morality: Evolutionary Origins and Cognitive Mechanisms, Central European University of Budapest