Dr Jenny Gibson

Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Education

Contact information

Faculty of Education
184 Hills Road
United Kingdom


PhD, School of Psychological Science, University of Manchester
Qualified Speech, Language Therapist with HCPC registration
Postdoc Developmental Psychiatry, Clinical School, University of Cambridge
Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Education, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Research interests

Jenny’s research expertise is in the area of autism and developmental language disorders and their impact on mental health and social relationships in childhood. Specific research interests are as follows:

Sensor based analytics of interactions in childhood

Ethics of big data use in healthcare and education settings

Play as a context for studying and promoting child development (especially on school/nursery playgrounds)

Social impact and cognitive underpinnings of specific language impairments, pragmatic language impairments and autism

Development of non-literal language comprehension and pragmatic language development

Peer relationships in middle childhood

Links between emotional development and language development

Managing developmental delay in bilingual/multilingual children

Decision-making in the allocation of resources to meet additional educational needs

Evidence-based policy for social issues

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