Claire E. Cameron is an educational psychologist and writer. Her academic scholarship examines how children learn and develop. Her creative non-fiction further explores how we change throughout life by revealing individual stories of transformation. A founding member of BACCA Literary, Claire strives to find ways to make scientific knowledge more accessible through non-technical forms of communication, including narrative.
In 2007, Claire earned a PhD from the University of Michigan’s Combined Program in Education and Psychology. She moved to Charlottesville, VA, to complete a postdoctoral fellowship (2007-2009) at the University of Virginia’s Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL). Now Associate Professor in the Department of Learning and Instruction at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), Claire’s scientific research addresses how children learn school readiness skills like managing their behavior and navigating learning environments, and how adults can help them. She’s best known for her work to develop the Head-Toes-Knees-Shoulders (HTKS) task, a game-like assessment for children which has been translated into over ten languages; and the Motor Skills Rating Scale (MSRS), a teacher-report survey of children’s motor skills in the classroom.
Claire E. Cameron