Dr Cecilia Zuniga-Montanez

Dr Cecilia Zuniga-Montanez


I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Assistant working with Dr Cat Davies. I have previously worked on different projects related to language development in childhood at the University of Leeds and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. I completed my PhD at the University of Birmingham, where I investigated how typically developing infants, late talkers and children born preterm learn words and the word learning biases they use. My research also included two vocabulary interventions, one for typically developing infants and one for late talkers, aimed at boosting vocabulary learning. My areas of interest include infant and child language development, language delays and vocabulary interventions.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD in Psychology
  • MSc in Developmental Disorders
  • Bachelor in Psychology

Research groups and institutes

  • Language acquisition