BabyLab at Kingswood featured in local press

The opening of our newest infant research centre, BabyLab at Kingswood, recently featured prominently in local media.

The establishment of BabyLab at Kingswood was reported in local area newspapers the Penrith City Star and St Marys Star.

BabyLab leader Marina Kalashnikova told the media outlet that a visit to BabyLab at Kingswood involves playing games and talking to children.

"We try to make the visits as natural and fun for the baby as possible, and for the parents as well." – BabyLab leader Marina Kalashnikova

"We try to make the visits as natural and fun for the baby as possible, and for the parents as well," she explained.

"But in reality, it also produces very valuable scientific data for us. It gives important answers to how babies learn. It's very fun and experiments are usually only about five minutes."

As part of the media coverage, photographer Gary Warwick captured participants Fiona Livingstone and her nine-month old son, Matthew, participating in a study with BabyLab at Kingswood research assistant Candice Michael.

BabyLab at Kingswood is a brand new infant research centre at the Western Sydney University, which is jointly operated by MARCS Institute and the Western Sydney University School of Social Sciences and Psychology (SSAP).

It is a new location of the original BabyLab situated at Bankstown campus, where researchers have been conducting world-class infancy research for over 15 years.