Marie-Joe obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Lebanese University in Lebanon. During her studies, she knew that she wanted to pursue a master’s in cognitive psychology. She wanted to explore the mind and the mechanisms responsible for its operation. Being French educated, she decided to apply, for her master’s, to Grenoble Alpes University in France knowing that it would be a great opportunity for her to work and study at the LPNC lab due to its rock-solid reputation. Throughout her Master’s, she worked as a child-care for several families in Grenoble that had children with disabilities. This was an illuminating experience for her. She developed a solid understanding of both clinical and experimental psychology which led her to the Comm4CHILD Project, a project that encompasses both areas at its core. As an Early-Stage Researcher, she will be working at the Centre Comprendre et Parler, one of the most important Belgian Center for deafness, examining the impact of the the Langue en Mouvements® on phonological abilities and speech perception in deaf children with cochlear implant. During her free time, she likes to cook, meditate, and watch movies.
Marie-Joe Kfoury works on the research project 15. The phonological body – body movements to accompany linguistic development in deaf children supervised by Brigitte Charlier.