Evan Kidd is a senior lecturer in psychology at the Australian National University. His research interests include first language acquisition and the role of play in children's language, social, and cognitive development. He has worked in various academic positions in Germany, the United Kingdom and Australia, including a Charles La Trobe Research Fellowship at La Trobe University from 2008 – 2011. He has authored over 40 scientific papers, and his work on children and their imaginary friends has been publicised far and wide. Sadly, Evan never had an imaginary friend.