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Elaine Reese, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the University of Otago and the education domain leader on a national birth cohort study, “Growing Up in New Zealand.” She has authored over 60 papers and two books. She serves on the Children’s Action Plan, a government committee to help at-risk children. She has been a principal investigator or co-principal investigator on four Marsden grants from the Royal Society of New Zealand.

She is an editor of the Journal of Cognition and Development, and she serves on the editorial boards of the journals Cognitive Development, Infant and Child Development, Memory Studies, and Reading Research Quarterly.

Elaine has over 20 years of university teaching experience, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She coordinates the master’s programme in the department of psychology at the University of Otago.

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