Skylark Learning Experts

We believe the key to an effective educational resource is a good methodology. For this reason, we have taken care to develop our unique products with the help of education, early child development and psychology specialists.

Dr Marisol Basilio

Dr Marisol Basilio

Research Fellow, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Marisol Basilio is a developmental and educational psychologist. She is a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Education of the University of Cambridge, working as part of the Research Centre in Play in Education, Development and Learning  (PEDAL). She currently holds a Future Research Leaders grant from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to investigate the early learning skills promoting success in education, which includes not only academic attainment but also children’s socio-emotional experiences in school. Marisol also collaborates with international projects to assess the perceptions and the value of play. Her research focus interests are concerned with understanding the interplay between language, self-regulation, and play in children’s development.

Dr Ruth Ford

Dr Ruth Ford

Reader in Developmental Psychology, Anglia Ruskin University

Dr Ruth Ford is Reader in Developmental Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England. She has a PhD from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She conducts research into the cognitive development of young children, focusing on the development of memory and executive functions. Her work also encompasses projects to help parents interact with their children in ways that promote thinking and learning.
Dr John Lambie

Dr John Lambie

Reader in Psychology, Anglia Ruskin University

Dr John Lambie is Reader in Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England. He is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He lectures, writes and conducts research into emotional awareness, validation and regulation in both children and adults, and the effects of parenting styles.
Dave Neal

Dr Dave Neale

Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Dr Dave Neale has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, covering parent–infant interactions and the development of children’s thinking skills and behaviour control. He now researches the role of play in child development, including how collaborative play relates to brain activity in mothers and infants. He has also worked for the UK Houses of Parliament, advising on the results and implications of psychological and educational research.

Work With Us

We are always looking for new people to work with on our upcoming projects.

We’re especially eager to hear from you if you’re a researcher or lecturer in developmental psychology, education, early learning or linguistics.