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Department of Psychology


Iris is a Cambridge Trust funded MPhil student at the University of Cambridge and is part of the Center for Family Research lab. She is currently working on her Master's dissertation on cross-cultural differences in maternal speech samples of babies and toddlers. Iris is also involved in other projects as a research assistant in Australia and Thailand. 

She completed her Bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Queensland and Chulalongkorn University with a valedictorian (rank one) medal presented by the Royal Princess of Thailand. 


Iris has a strong interest in studies on developmental psychology, with particular interests in parental influences and developmental disorders with a cross-cultural focus. 


Key publications: 

Sharman, L. S., ..., Pattara-angkoon, S., et al. (2019). The relationship of gender roles and beliefs to crying in an international sample. Frontiers in Psychology, 10. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02288

Taylor, S., Pattara-angkoon, S., Sirirat, S., & Woods, D. (2017). The theoretical underpinnings of Internet addiction and its association with psychopathology in adolescence. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 24(6). doi:10.1515/ijamh-2017-0046

Woods, D., Sirirat, S., Pattara-angkoon, S., & Rattanajan, J. (2016). Neuropsychological assessment of 86-year-old man with Broca's aphasia complaining of memory difficulties. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult, 1-10. doi:10.1080/23279095.2016.1225070

Other Professional Activities

Presentation on Effects of Bilingualism and Trait Openness on Elderly
21 MAY 2018

National Conference on Psychology Presentation 
9 JUL 2016

Presentation on Diffusion Tensor Imaging Technology (DTI)
12 MAY 2015

MPhil Biological Science (Psychology) student

Contact Details

Centre for Family Research University of Cambridge, Free School Lane
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