Thea Cameron-Faulkner

Thea Cameron-Faulkner, (PhD, CPsychol.)


Personal profile


Thea studied Linguistics as a postgraduate at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) and conducted her PhD in School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Manchester (funded by the Max Planck Institute, Leipzig). She was awarded Chartered Psychologist status (CPsychol.) from the British Psychological Society in 2010.

Research interests

Thea is a Professor of Language and Social Interaction at the University of Manchester. Her research focuses on the development of human communication and language in the early years of development (i.e. between 0-5 years), and investigates how social, cultural, and environmental factors play out in the ways in which children learn to communicate.

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Creative Manchester