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Appointment
  • Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology
  • IOE - Psychology & Human Development
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography

I received my PhD from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London in 2006. Thereafter, I had various post-doctoral positions at IoPPN, as well as being Senior Research Lead for the National Academy for Parenting Research (2007-2009). I became Lecturer then Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex (2012-2017) and was Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London (2017-2020).


I joined UCL Institute of Education as an Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology in July 2020.


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Research Summary

I am a developmental psychologist and behavioural geneticist, with diverse research and applied experience, including working and collaborating with educational psychologists, child psychiatrists and practitioners. My work focuses on children’s socio-emotional development, psychological adjustment and mental health, with specific emphasis on the role of family and school. I am passionate about the need to assimilate scientific approaches, in particular considering methods that facilitate detailed understanding of family relationships in large-scale studies, consideration of individual differences in development and in intervention response, as well as ways to improve reach, scale and diversity in clinical research.




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