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I took a degree in Psychology at St. Andrews University, graduating in 1992, then took a post as a Demonstrator in Psychology at Dundee University while I studied part-time for my PhD (Developing a cognitive intervention programme to help people with autism learn about belief). After completing my PhD, I held two research posts evaluating interventions for health and well-being in deprived areas of Scotland. The first, with a children's charity funded by the Rowntree Trust, evaluated inter-agency working with families at risk of exclusion. The second, with the Research Unit in Health, Behaviour and Change, and lottery-funded, evaluated the national healthy living centre project. Subsequently I held a lectureship in Developmental Psychology at St Andrews University before taking my current post with the School of Education in 2007. During this time I have taken training at St George's Medical School in rating 'The Strange Situation', a measure of infant attachment; and training at Oxford University in using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS). I currently teach on the PGDE Primary programme, and the MSc in Education.
I would like to supervise research on any of the topics above. In addition, I have an interest in biases in parental and teacher perceptions of siblings and also in attachment.
I am currently supervisor to two PhD students: the first on ethnic identity in British Born Chinese children; and the second on Educational Inclusion processes in Greece.
MSc Education: Learners, Learning and Teaching
MSc Research Methods
PGDE Child Development and Childhood
This article was published on Oct 25, 2011