Researcher Biography

Charlotte is a PhD Candidate in the Child Development, Education and Care Group (Thorpe) at the Institute for Social Science Research. Her research focuses on attachment relationships between children and early childhood educators.

In 2019, Charlotte graduated from UQ with a Bachelor of Psychological Science with First Class Honours. Her honours thesis investigated the strategies children use when engaged in deliberate practice and the developmental changes associated with these. After finishing her undergraduate degree, Charlotte worked as the lead Research Assistant on a project investigating the role of early childhood educators use of mental state language on children’s development of theory-of-mind.

PhD Topic:

Attachment Relationships in the Early Childhood Education and Care Setting


  • Dr Sally Staton (Principal)
  • Professor Karen Thorpe (Associate)

Research Interests:

  • Child development
  • Early childhood education and care
  • Attachment