My research intersects between health and developmental psychology. I am interested in the individual, relational, and contextual factors that affect parental well-being, parenting, and child development.
To better understand and support positive child outcomes I believe we need to consider D.W Winicott’s argument that there is “No such thing as an infant, there is an infant and…”. My research studies the “and” that cares for children across different cultures, family structures, and paths to parenting.
My research is inherently collaborative, international, applied, and interdisciplinary, with my research partners ranging from care providers, to international academics across different fields of scholarship invested in family development, and the third sector.
I am available for PhD studentship applications.