Aleksandrina Dimova

Research Assistant Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: New York University Abu Dhabi

Research Areas: Mother-child interactions; eye-tracking; attachment theory; joint attention; parental techniques; cultural differences

Lexi joined the Teaching, Learning, and Development lab as a student research assistant in January 2018. During her time in the lab as an undergraduate student, she has worked on projects exploring teacher-child interactions in different countries through eye-tracking technology, teacher professional vision, and young children’s experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic in Abu Dhabi. As a research assistant, Lexi’s work will focus on the Eyes at Home project, which uses eye-tracking technology to explore the role of the mother’s gaze on the quality of mother-child interactions. The main research interest Lexi hopes to explore as a research assistant in the lab is the quality of mother-child interactions in different cultural contexts. Further research interests include child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing, clinical psychology, and the neuroscience of working memory and eating disorders.