Armed with an MSc in Economic and Social History from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Danny worked for ten years in special education in different countries, in various settings and with individuals with different special educational needs and disabilities, before returning to academia. He obtained a Masters degree (Open University, UK) in Psychology while working full time as the coordinator of a validation project of an emotion remediation programme for individuals with autism and/or intellectual disabilities in Geneva, Switzerland.
He obtained a doctorate (summa cum laude) from the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland in June, 2017, under the supervision of Professor Fabrice Clément. During that time and since, he has enjoyed extended research stays sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation at UC Berkeley, USA with Professor Joseph J. Campos, at the University of Amsterdam. Netherlands with Professor Agneta Fischer and the University of Oxford, UK with Professor Brian Parkinson.
He is currently carrying out postdoctoral research at Professor Andrea Samson’s chEERS lab in the Institute of Special Education in the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He is also affiliated to the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences where he works most closely with Professor David Sander and Dr Marcello Mortillaro. His primary research interest is in developmental socio-emotional processes and how they motivate and are motivated by behavioral and cognitive mechanisms, but he is easily distracted and, as a consequence, works on other things too.
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