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Be Inspired! Lecture Professor Kerstin Meints

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University of Lincoln

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Steven Langton Building

Brayford Pool, England LN6 7TS

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'Research with children and animals from assessment to impact’

Professor Kerstin Meints, School of Psychology, University of Lincoln is the director of the Lincoln Infant and Child Development Lab. Next to research on children’s development of language, categorisation and trust, she focuses on comparative and applied research in human-animal interaction, especially dog bite prevention, assessing interventions and investigating children’s and adults’ misinterpretations of dogs’ facial and body signalling.

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This lecture will showcase the fruitfulness of moving between basic and applied research. In particular, she will discuss how research in child development and human-animal interaction can lead to the creation of assessment tools, interventions and impact. This lecture will focus on children’s development of categorisation and language and early assessment tools as well as on human-animal interaction and methods and tools to improve safe and beneficial interactions.

She has received a range of prestigious research grants, for example by the Leverhulme Trust, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), MARS-WALTHAM, and others.

She has recently been presented with the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (MRC LMS) Suffrage Women in Science Award which celebrates women in science for their scientific achievement, their ability to inspire others, and for encouraging women to enter scientific subjects and to stay in those fields.

The lecture will be followed by a wine reception.

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