Amber Muhinyi – Research Associate

Amber recently completed her PhD at the University of Manchester. She is interested in the role of family, child, and contextual factors in children’s language and cognitive development. Her research has focused on increasing our understanding of parent-child storybook reading as a context for preschoolers’ language development, and on the role of early book-reading interactions in infants’ language development. She has presented her work at several international conferences. 

Prior to completing her PhD, Amber trained as a speech and language therapist. She then completed her Masters in Psychological Research Methods (along with her PhD, funded by the ESRC). She was an ESRC Visiting Scholar at Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2018 and continues to collaborate with the Rowe Lab.

Amber joined the Hungry Mind Lab in November 2019. She is currently working on the analysis of the second wave of data collection from the LENA project.