Dr David Whitebread

David Whitebread

University position

Senior Lecturer

Departments

Faculty of Education

Email

dgw1004@cam.ac.uk

Home page

http://www.educ.cam.ac.uk/people/... (personal home page)

Research Theme

Developmental Neuroscience

Interests

My research focuses on the development of Executive Functioning, metacognition and self-regulation in young children. Neuroscience projects I have supervised have focused on inhibitory control and its relation to metacognition and emotion regulation in young children. As a developmental psychologist and early childhood education specialist, my behavioural research has focused on examining metacognitive abilities in young children, how they emerge in very young children (1-5 year olds), how they relate to other developmental processes - eg: private speech, theory of mind, working memory - how they are supported by different social contexts - eg: collaborative learning, exploratory talk, constructional, musical and pretence play, adult interaction - how they develop in children with atypical development - eg: children with autism, specific language impairment - and what kinds of interventions can be used to support their development.

Research Focus

Keywords

metacognition

self-regulation

play

children

interventions

Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Cross-sectional and cohort studies

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Collaborators

No collaborators listed

Associated News Items


Key publications

Whitebread, D. & Sinclair-Harding, L. (2014), “Neuroscience and the infant brain” Nursery World 20 October – 2 November, 21-24.

Bryce, D., Szűcs, D., Soltész, F. & Whitebread, D. (2011), “The development of inhibitory control: An averaged and single-trial Lateralized Readiness Potential study” NeuroImage 57 (3), 671 - 685.