Janet is one of the world?s leading developmental psychologists and Canada?s Research Chair in Psychology. Her 30-year career has focused on understanding the roots of language acquisition through studying speech in infants. Her research has revealed much about babies? speech perception, acquisition of native speech sounds and how this supports early world learning. For her contributions to the field and ongoing research, Janet was awarded the SSHRC 2015 Gold Medal Impact Award, SSHRC?s highest distinction.