Christine Fawcett

Researcher at Department of Psychology, Developmental Psychology

018-471 2400
Visiting address:
Von Kraemers allé 1A och 1C
752 37 Uppsala
Postal address:
Box 1225
751 42 UPPSALA

Short presentation

I am interested in how children understand and engage in social interactions with others. How do children use social signals or interpret others’ behavior to determine their interactions goals? I also study interpersonal synchrony, including how infants align their behavior and physiological reactions with others. Finally, I am interested in how children develop gender categorization and stereotyping.


  • Ph.D.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA
    Developmental Psychology
    May, 2008
  • B.A.
    Miami University
    Oxford, OH
    Psychology with Honors, Minor in Applied Statistics
    December, 2001

Current position

Uppsala University
Fr. June 2011
Department of Psychology
Uppsala, Sweden

Previous Employment

Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
June 2008-May 2011
Communication Before Language Group
Nijmegen, Netherlands

Research Grants

  • 2016 The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences, “Pupillary Contagion in a Developmental Context” €635,000 over 3 years
  • 2014 Swedish Research Council, “The Role of Synchronous Imitation in the Development of Joint Action” €350,000 over 4 years
  • 2010 Marie Curie Individual Fellowship, “Infant Interaction” €180,000 over 24 months

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Christine Fawcett