Senior Research Associate, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
Elian’s research interests focus on social and emotional development in early childhood. Elian completed her PhD at the University of Sydney, Australia, examining the longitudinal association between children’s emotion management, socio-cognitive understanding and peer relationships. Following her PhD, Elian went on to do post-doctoral research at the Evidence Based Practice Unit at University College London and the Anna Freud Centre, exploring children and young people’s emotional well-being and mental health difficulties in the school context. She is now a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development & Learning (PEDAL) working on a longitudinal project examining the antecedents and outcomes of play in early childhood.