Herbert, Jane S. Assoc Prof

Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology

  • Research Theme leader - Early Start Research
  • Associate Professor - School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Research Overview


  • A/Prof Herbert is a researcher in the School of Psychology at the University of Wollongong. She is the director of the  Wollongong Infant Learning Lab and leads the Family, Learning, and Interaction research theme at Early Start. She leads an Early Years international research network as part of the University Global Partnership Network. 

    A/Prof Herbert's research considers how maturation and environmental experiences impact on the child’s developing brain and cognitive abilities, and on parent-child interactions. Her current research examines the impact of motor development on infant memory abilities and problem solving, and the impact of the Home Learning Environment on early numeracy abilities. In addition to conducting basic experimental research, she also works within multidisciplinary and international research teams on topics related to maternal and child health behaviours, how parents seek and share information in the digital world, and on medical education programmes for children and families. 

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • I am happy to supervise doctorate and master research on topics related to well-being during pregnancy, parent-infant interactions, early learning and memory, infant cognition, the home learning environment, and parenting and child development in a digital world. 

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Social Factors and Schizotypy Mison, Erin
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Maternal Wellbeing and Attachment During Pregnancy and the Early Postpartum Period McNamara, Josie
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Maternal Anxiety, Parent-Child Interactions, and the Development of Early Numeracy Skill. Baltoski, Meagan
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) `Remember the Time¿.¿: Parent-child Reminiscing and Associations with Psychopathology Russell, Sophie

Education And Training


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Developmental Psychology, University of Otago, Psychology 1997 - 1999
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of Otago, Psychology, with Honours (distinction) 1992 - 1996

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • A/Prof Herbert is a researcher in the School of Psychology at the University of Wollongong. She is the director of the  Wollongong Infant Learning Lab and leads the Family, Learning, and Interaction research theme at Early Start. She leads an Early Years international research network as part of the University Global Partnership Network. 

    A/Prof Herbert's research considers how maturation and environmental experiences impact on the child’s developing brain and cognitive abilities, and on parent-child interactions. Her current research examines the impact of motor development on infant memory abilities and problem solving, and the impact of the Home Learning Environment on early numeracy abilities. In addition to conducting basic experimental research, she also works within multidisciplinary and international research teams on topics related to maternal and child health behaviours, how parents seek and share information in the digital world, and on medical education programmes for children and families. 

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • I am happy to supervise doctorate and master research on topics related to well-being during pregnancy, parent-infant interactions, early learning and memory, infant cognition, the home learning environment, and parenting and child development in a digital world. 

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Social Factors and Schizotypy Mison, Erin
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Maternal Wellbeing and Attachment During Pregnancy and the Early Postpartum Period McNamara, Josie
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Maternal Anxiety, Parent-Child Interactions, and the Development of Early Numeracy Skill. Baltoski, Meagan
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) `Remember the Time¿.¿: Parent-child Reminiscing and Associations with Psychopathology Russell, Sophie

Education And Training


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Developmental Psychology, University of Otago, Psychology 1997 - 1999
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of Otago, Psychology, with Honours (distinction) 1992 - 1996
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