Christa Einspieler got her degree in Physiology and Psychology at the University of Graz, Austria. She has been working in behavioural analysis for over 30 years and received special training inter alia at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands (Heinz Prechtl). She is currently Professor of Physiology at the Medical University of Graz. Her main research topics are the ontogeny of behaviour, fetal movements and motor development in preterm, term and young infants. She is author or co-author of more than 170 scientific papers in indexed journals (SCI/SSCI/PUBMED), has contributed to more than 35 books from international publishers, and published two monographs on fetal and early motor behaviour (Clin Dev Med 167, Clin Dev Med 189).