Dr. Daniela O’Neill is Professor of Psychology at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, where she is also the Director of the UW Centre for Child Studies. For over 15 years, Dr. O’Neill’s research has focused on children’s developing understanding of mind and its relation to children’s communicative development. In addition to the development of the Language Use Inventory (LUI), she has conducted research on children’s pragmatic development with respect to both children’s gestural and spoken communication, in laboratory, naturalistic, parent-child and peer-to-peer settings, as well as in conversation and narrative. Dr. O’Neill received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Toronto and her doctoral degree from Stanford University in Developmental Psychology. Her research has been supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. In 2000, Dr. O’Neill was the recipient of an Ontario Premier’s Research Excellence Award.
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