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Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology, The Open University

Research interests:
Developmental psychology; early attachment, perinatal mental health, interventions for children and families in disadvantage through poverty, disability and special educational needs. Imagery and Roma rights. Research ethics and safeguarding children in performances.

Teaching interests:
Developmental psychology; multi-disciplinary working for family support; Roma rights; digital learning tools; skills development; integrating media; ethnography.

Impact and engagement:
Consultant author for Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage; co-author of Association of Research Ethics Committee's Framework for University Ethics Review; Member of British Psychological Society Ethics Committee, lead for BPS Code of Human Research Ethics and Media Ethics Advisory Group; core member of Early Support programme team, lead for Developmental Journals; Author and editor for Healthy Child Programme content in NHS e-learning for Health; Member of Hungarian Biztos Kezdet (Sure Start) development team; Lead for MORS-SF perinatal mental health screening tool; Nominated academic BBC-OU Child of Our Time 2001-2012; Advisor to PACEY, UKRIO, Achieving Early; Keyworking guidance and training for England, Hungary, Ukraine and Moldova; documentary photography and film-making in Roma communities.

External collaborations:
Academy of Social Sciences Research Ethics Group; Health Education England e-learning for Health; Budapest Infant-Parent longitudinal study; ethics reviewer for European Research Council; Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences and Royal Society of Arts, Honorary Fellow of the British Psychological Society; Knight's Cross Order of Merit, Republic of Hungary.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology, The Open University

Professional Memberships

  • Honorary Fellow British Psychological Society
  • Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences
  • Fellow of Royal Society of Arts