Tamsin Osborne

Research Assistant / Babylab Manager

Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development
School of Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London
The Henry Wellcome Building, Torrington Square, London WC1E 7HX
Phone: +44 (0)20 7631 6372
Fax: +44 (0)20 7631 6587
Email: t.osborne@bbk.ac.uk


Research interests

All areas of infant and child development, with an emphasis on attention and learning.  

I work on various research projects as needed and help manage the Babylab.

Curriculum vitae

MSc Child Development, UCL Institute of Education (2005)

BA Psychology, University of Washington (2001)


Broadbent, H., Osborne, T., Mareschal, D. & Kirkham, N. Z. (in press) Are two cues always better than one? The role of multiple intrasensory cues compared to multi-cross-sensory cues in children's incidental category learning. Cognition.

Broadbent, H., Osborne, T., Kirkham, N., & Mareschal, D. (2019). Touch and look: the role of visual-haptic cues for categorical learning in children. Infant and Child Development.

Kirkham, N. Z., Rea, M., Osborne, T., White, H., & Mareschal, D. (2019). Do cues from multiple modalities support quicker learning in primary schoolchildren? Developmental Psychology, 55(10), 2048–2059.

Broadbent, H. J., Osborne, T., Mareschal, D., & Kirkham, N. Z. (2018). Withstanding the test of time: Multisensory cues improve the delayed retention of incidental learning. Developmental science, e12726.

Broadbent HJ, Osborne T, Rea M, Peng A, Mareschal D, & Kirkham NZ (2018). Incidental Category Learning and Cognitive Load in a Multisensory Environment Across Childhood. Developmental Psychology, 2018 Jan 8.

Southgate, V, Johnson, MH, Osborne, T, & Csibra, G (2009). Predictive motor activation during action observation in human infants. Biology Letters, 5, 769-772.

Master's dissertation: The attentional abilities of 12-month-old infants whose mothers experienced postpartum depression.