Aleksandrina (Lexi) Dimova is a graduate of New York University Abu Dhabi. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies. Dimova first joined the Teaching, Learning, and Development lab as a student 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, Dimova’s work has primarily focused on the quality of caregiver-child interactions in different cultural contexts and exploring the eye gaze of parent-child dyads during a book-sharing activity to investigate when and how they reach a joint focus of attention. Further research interests include child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing, clinical psychology, and the neuroscience of working memory and eating disorders.