I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Co-SPACE team which focuses on mental health in family context during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am broadly interested in how specific individual factors (e.g., mental health, socioeconomic characteristics) and wider societal influences (e.g., culture, nation, lockdown policy) affect parents’ and children’s perception and management during the difficult times.
I recently completed my PhD at University of Cambridge and my research investigated the cognitive correlates and cultural contrast of pre-schoolers’ future-oriented cognition. Trained as a developmental psychologist, I am familiar with a range of behavioural tasks that assess children’s social and cognitive development.
Inhibition and Cognitive Flexibility are Related to Prediction of One’s Own Future Preferences in Young British and Chinese Children
Ding N., (2023), Cognition
Waiting for the better reward: Comparison of delay of gratification in young children across two cultures
Ding N. et al, (2021), PLOS ONE, 16, e0256966 - e0256966
A novel test of flexible planning in relation to executive function and language in young children
Miller R. et al, (2020), Royal Society Open Science, 7, 192015 - 192015