Elena has vast experience in managing and conducting large-scale educational research and data analyses, with a particular focus on mathematical development. Her PhD was a large-scale longitudinal study that examined the domain-specific and domain-general cognitive influences on young children’s numeracy skills and mathematical attainment. Currently, Elena works as a research associate in The Liverpool Early Number Skills project (www.ljmu.ac.uk/lens), a broader large-scale project examining the influence of the home learning environment, language and cognitive abilities on children's early literacy and numeracy development. Elena has also worked as a Psychology lecturer and as a policy support officer providing independent scientific advice and support to EU education policy. She can efficiently liaise with educational settings and with national and international organisations, and has experience disseminating study results to academic and non-academic audiences.
Soto-Calvo E, Sánchez--Barrioluengo M. 2016. The influence of early literacy competences on later mathematical attainment: Evidence from TIMSS & PIRLS 2011 The influence of early literacy competences on later mathematical attainment: Evidence from TIMSS & PIRLS 2011 :1-1 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Isac MM, Dinis Mota Da Costa P, Araujo L, Soto Calvo E, Albergaria-Almeida P. 2015. Teaching Practices in Primary and Secondary Schools in Europe: Insights from Large-Scale Assessments in Education Teaching Practices in Primary and Secondary Schools in Europe: Insights from Large-Scale Assessments in Education :1-217 DOI
Soto-Calvo E, Simmons FR, Adams A-M, Francis HN, Giofre D. Pre-Schoolers’ Home Numeracy and Home Literacy Experiences and Their Relationships with Early Number Skills: Evidence from a UK Study Early Education and Development, :1-24 DOI Public Url