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I completed my Ph.D. in 2013 at Birkbeck College London under the supervision of Martin Eimer. In my Ph.D. project, I employed event-related brain potentials (ERPs) to demonstrate how early in the adult brain the attentional object selection is controlled by salience-based and goal-driven types of multisensory processes. Since completing my Ph.D and together with Gaia Scerif at Oxford University, I have been studying how the dynamic interplay between multisensory processing, selective-attention skills and experience shape object recognition in school-aged children. In 2014, I started a 3-year-long postdoctoral training in employing state-of-the-art EEG signal analysis methods to understand brain and cognitive mechanisms orchestrating the perception of, selective attention to and learning of simple and complex multisensory objects, across the lifespan. In 2016 I received my first competitive grant as principal investigator and have since received several additional competitve grants as principal or co-investigator to study the role of multisensory attention in learning and object recognition in healthy and atypical populations.