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Professor Elaine Reese

Elaine Reese

Tel 64 3 479 8441

Professor Elaine Reese is the Education Domain Leader on a national birth cohort study, Growing Up in New Zealand. She has authored over 50 papers. She serves on the Children’s Action Plan, a government committee to help at-risk children. She has been a PI or co-PI on four Marsden grants from the Royal Society of New Zealand.

She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Cognition and Development, and she serves on the editorial boards of the journals Cognitive Development, Infant and Child Development, and Memory Studies.

Elaine joined the Department in 1993. She has over 20 years of university teaching experience, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She coordinates the Master’s programme in the Department.


Research Interests

  • The development of children’s autobiographical memory, language, and literacy
  • Social influences on children’s development

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