Frances is a professor of Psychology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Over the years, she has studied the development of prejudice as well as programs to reduce it. In this context, she has also studied cross-ethnic friendship and ethnic identity, along with name-calling and other forms of inter-group bullying. A second line of research is on early childhood care and education in developing countries, particularly Bangladesh, where she has helped to improve and evaluate preschool and parenting programs for rural children. She has a number of publications on these topics along with two books.