Gianluca EspositoAssistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University
- Nanyang Technological University
About Gianluca Esposito
Developmental Clinical Psychologist qualified to advance the ongoing investigations on child psychopathology contributing strengths in human electrophysiology and neuroimaging, complex data modelling, and comparative physiological assessment with the aim of studying typical and atypical development. His specific focus is on the comparative physiology of mammalian species of mother-offspring interactions and their implication on psychopathology. He has worked in the last years applying physiological, genetic, neuroimaging and behavioral protocols in the context of infant socio-cognitive development, always comparing typical and atypical development. At the same time, he has gained proficient clinical skills in the early assessment, detection and treatment of infants with special needs. He has worked both at a clinical and research level on recognizing early indicators of autism specifically where concerning social development and expressions of distress evidenced in infants and children afflicted with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Since 2010, he is working on comparative neuro-behavioral analysis of mother-infant interaction across mammalian species in mice and humans, and its implication to psychopathology. His work has produced publications, collaborations and has been recognized several times by a number of agencies from Europe, Japan, USA and UAE. Publication overview: > 60 Peer review papers, 19 book chapters, and 1 co-edited book.