Applying Research to The Real World


Thank you for taking an interest in Baby Loves Science! Our goal is to learn more about early child development. We would love to work with people from government, the education sector, children’s charities, and industry. Here are some possible ways to work together:

  1. If you are looking to commission research to inform education policy for young children (using surveys, or otherwise, e.g., testing/observation in nurseries), please email and let us know what you are interested in doing. We will let you know if we can do it, how long we expect it to take, and how much it would cost.
  2. If you would like to know more about our existing research, you can follow us on twitter or facebook where we will keep you up to date about our surveys, publications, and blog posts. If you’d like to know more specific information about a research area, or get in contact with one of our researchers, please email us at and let us know which research areas you are interested in, and which researcher(s) you would like to get in contact with. You can also suggest an online Q&A session with one of our researchers, or participate in one that has been announced.
  3. If you are interested in getting expert consultation on a project from one of our researchers, such as giving a talk, or giving feedback on a project, please email us at and let us know what type of expertise you are looking for, and if there are any researchers you would like to contact. We will let you know if we can do it,and how much it would cost.

Baby Loves Science is currently collecting data on the following measures:

  • Children: Humour, pretending, deception, creativity, social cognition, screen time