Dr. Veronika Rybanska received her D.Phil from the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford in 2016.

She is a developmental psychologist and cognitive anthropologist who has worked in multiple sites in the UK, Slovakia, and Vanuatu. Her work focuses on cognitive development, education, and issues of migration and integration. Her research on cross-cultural cognitive development has been published in high impact journals and she is currently working on developing of computational models and simulations of the cognitive mechanisms she has researched in the field.