Université de Strasbourg


PhD student in Developmental Psychology

University of Strasbourg (UdS)
Laboratoire de Psychologie des Cognitions (LPC), EA 4440

Email.: jhamaoui@unistra.fr
Room: 303/304

Research topics

  • Development of laterality
  • Hemispheric specialization
  • Developmental and learning disorders

Research thesis

The objective of this research project is to suggest an innovative approach to learning disorders (e.g. dyslexia, developmental coordination disorder) related to the prenatal origins of laterality disorders. During this thesis, we will investigate the link between laterality disorder and vestibular disorder at the fetal stage.

This project aims at providing an early diagnosis of laterality disorders and proposing new techniques of remediation and care adapted for children.

Education and research experience

Since 2019: PhD in Clinical and Developmental Psychology (LPC, UdS). This project is funded by the Grand-Est region.

Title: « Normal and Pathological Development of Laterality, Cognition and School Learning ».

Thesis supervised by Hervé Segond, Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology

2017:  Masters in Neuropsychology « Psychologie des Perturbations Cognitives : clinique de l’enfant et de  l’adulte », University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France          

Master’s thesis: Conducted a pilot study on the impact of physical activity on tobacco consumption and inhibition in patients suffering from psychotic disorders.

2015: Bachelor in Psychology, Lebanese University, Lebanon

Research experience

Institut Paul Bocuse Research Center (IPBR), Lyon, France.

02-08/2018: Research internship in cognitive and developmental psychology under the supervision of Jean Pierre Thibaut, Professor in Developmental Psychology at the University of Burgundy, and Jérémie Lafraire, research group leader in Cognitive Sciences at the IPBR:

This internship consisted in conducting a study to determine to which extent the degree of transformation of the food modulate inductive reasoning strategies in children from 4 to 7 years old.

Research activities

  • Member of the Research Committee of the Faculty of Psychology, University of Strasbourg (2019-)

Organization of scientific events:

Organization of the scientific symposium « La thymi’dité des émotions » at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (2017)