Shanzey Altaf

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

Shanzey has been a part of the Teaching, Learning and Development lab since June 2016 as a student research assistant. She has been working on the Eyes at Home project, which looks at the quality of mother-child interactions during different situations using eye-tracking technology. After graduating from NYUAD in 2018, Shanzey continues to work in the lab further investigating the role of mother’s gaze on the quality of mother-child interactions through eye-tracking technology.

Shanzey’s research interests include the quality of mother-child interactions, differences in parental goals and techniques and the relation these factors have on child development across different cultural contexts. She hopes to further explore and develop these interests during her time in the lab.