PacLab Team


Professor Jenny Gibson

Jenny is Director of the Play and Communication Lab. She is Professor of Developmental Psychology at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. She is a co-director of PEDAL the centre for research on Play in Education, Development and Learning, and an associate director of CHIA, the Centre for Human-Inspired Artificial Intelligence.

Jenny has long been fascinated by the connections between linguistic and social aspects of child development. Most of her research investigates this link, usually with neurodivergence, play and mental health as key topics. Jenny is also a qualified speech and language therapist, specialising in autism and developmental language disorder.