Department: Psychology, Department of
School: Biological Sciences
Organisation: University of Cambridge
Interests: Autism, Big data, Development/Growth, Diabetes, eHealth, Evolution, Family, Gender, Health Economics, Learning disabilities, Maternal and child health, Mental health, Mobile technologies, Paediatrics, Policy, Respiratory disease, Risk, Sexuality, Well-being
My research intersects medicine and psychology, I am interested in bioligical and social aspects of the environment that engender risk and support resilience over children's developmental course. Populations I work with include families formed through assisted reproduction technologies (ARTs), families where a family member or more has autism (and co-morbid circumstances such as preterm birth or older siblings with austism), and families where anxiety is prevalent.
I am particularly interested in parental stress, mother and father sensitivity, child attachment, parent and child anxiety, and social development through infancy, childhood and adolescence.