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Dr. Jennifer Jenkins is the Atkinson Chair of Early Child Development and Education, Director of the Atkinson Centre and the Academic Director at the Fraser Mustard Institute of Human Development at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on the influence of marital, sibling and parent-child relationships on young children’s social understanding, early learning and well-being. She studies why some children are more resilient than others when exposed to risky environments and is particularly interested in within family differences in sibling development. She has investigated parenting and family dynamics amongst immigrant families.