Tavistock Research Unit

We are a research unit based at the Tavistock Centre. We run and collaborate on applied research projects that take place within and outside of the NHS, with national and international collaborators. Most of our work is focused on children and young people’s mental health and development, although we are interested in mental health and wellbeing across the life-course.

Increasingly, our research takes a systematic approach towards the prevention of mental ill-health, and looks at ways that we can better tailor or personalise interventions to improve and promote psychological wellbeing. We have a strong inter-disciplinary focus that allows us to integrate insights from a range of perspectives and build on this knowledge to inform innovation in practice.

As well as our core areas of expertise in children and young people’s mental health, we also lead and collaborate on research exploring the interface between physical and mental health. In addition, we contribute to work that focuses on training and skills development for the NHS workforce in collaboration with the National Workforce Skills Development Unit and the Tavistock Centre’s Department for Education and Training.

We are committed to working together with partners, including third-sector organisations, policy makers, and those with lived experience to ensure that our work has impact, and is translated into practice.

The research projects that we are involved in are listed below. 

Dr Eilis Kennedy, MB Bch, BAO, MRCPsych

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I am a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Trust Director of Research and Development. I am also a Visiting Professor at the Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London.

After completing psychiatry training in Glasgow, I moved to London to take up a Clinical Academic Training post at the Royal Free and UCL Medical School, and an Honorary Higher Specialist Training post in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Tavistock Clinic. Since this time, I have combined clinical work in child and adolescent mental health with research.

I am lead or co-investigator on a range of externally funded research studies focused on mental health, wellbeing, and development from the perinatal period through childhood and adolescence. I am particularly interested in interdisciplinary approaches to mental health across the prevention and treatment continuum, and also the application of precision medicine approaches to better tailor and target interventions to improve outcomes for children and families.  From 2015 – 2020, I was joint Editor in Chief of the journal Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Dr Jane Petty, PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons)

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I am an experienced mixed-methods researcher with a background in the fields of intellectual disability and long-term conditions. My PhD was in the field of intellectual disability and looked at factors associated with self-injurious behaviour in children with severe intellectual disability and I maintain a strong interest in understanding and managing difficult behaviour in children and young adults.

My later work has moved into the field of long-term conditions and I am interested in understanding the impact of living with a long-term condition or disability on psychological well-being and factors that can improve outcome such as self-efficacy and social support. I am also interested in research ethics and ensuring that research participants are provided with a safe and enjoyable experience.

I joined the R&D Unit at the Tavistock in April 2019 as a Research Coordinator. My role involves supporting the set-up and running of externally funded projects within the Unit as well as supporting staff research across the Trust. More information about doing research at the Tavistock is available here.

Dr Kathy McKay, PhD, BA (Hons), LLB (Hons)

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I am an experienced qualitative researcher whose research has focused on how people survive and live well after trauma or other life-changing circumstances using sociological, community-embedded, and lived experience methodologies. In Australia, this research was primarily embedded in suicide prevention work, particularly with women and people living in remote Aboriginal communities.

My PhD explored how women with and without histories of self-harm and suicide attempt perceived and spoke about their bodies. Both before my PhD submission and in the years since, I worked on studies exploring the experiences of people who have attempted suicide, who are bereaved, who remain suicidal and ambiguous about survival, some of whom fit into more than one of these categories. My work has identified considerable unmet support needs among marginalised groups, with direct implications for policy and practice.

Alongside my primary research activities, I am an experienced lecturer in qualitative methodologies, human rights, and mental healthcare pathways, and have supervised several successful PhD and Honours students. I have been employed by the University of Liverpool and based at the Tavistock R&D Unit since I moved to the UK in May 2017.

At present, I work on the qualitative components of the Personalised Programmes for Children (PPC) Study, the PSC Wellbeing Study, and the Longitudinal Outcomes of Gender Identity (LOGiC) in Children Study. These projects have continued to strengthen my interest in understanding how to translate lived experiences into more appropriate support within the healthcare system.

Dr Chloe Lane, PhD, BSc

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I am a post-doctoral researcher interested in neurodevelopmental and mental health conditions. I obtained a BSc and PhD from the Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield. My doctoral research focused on cognitive abilities and autistic traits associated with Sotos syndrome, a rare congenital overgrowth condition. Following completion of my PhD, I was awarded a study visit grant from the Experimental Psychology Society to visit the University of Amsterdam for two months. I then returned to the University of Sheffield to work as a post-doctoral research associate for 18 months. This involved working on projects related to the cognitive and behavioural phenotypes and sensory profiles associated with rare genetic syndromes.

I joined the Tavistock Research and Development Unit in October 2019 and am currently working on a range of different projects, including the Longitudinal Outcomes of Gender Identity in Children (LOGiC) study and one of our emerging research themes of emotional wellbeing in parents of preterm babies. 

Dr Aleksandra (Ola) Gronostaj-Miara, PhD, MSc

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I am one of the Research Assistants on the ‘Longitudinal Outcomes of Gender Identity in Children’ (LOGiC) study. I work closely with other members of the team to recruit families to the study and collect data. I joined the R&D Unit in March 2020.

I earned my masters and doctoral degrees at Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. My PhD was focused on social support and stress management in patients facing life threatening diseases. I taught undergraduate courses on subjects such as Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Social Maladjustment, and Diagnosis and Therapy of Youth with Behavioural Disorders.

Before I moved to London I spent two years working in Dublin as a post-doctoral researcher at the University College Dublin School of Medicine where I was a part of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry team, contributing to the joined research and teaching projects, focusing on describing and improving available mental health services for children and young people. The MILESTONE project was an EU-FP7 study of transitioning from child to adult mental health services across Europe and the Growing Up and Children in CAMHS in Ireland project aimed at comparing data from a nationwide study (Growing Up in Ireland Study) with data from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinics in Dublin to assess the service gap and barriers to care. 

Dr Guy Skinner, PhD, MPhil, BSc (Hons), MBPsP

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I am an experienced mixed methods practitioner with a particular interest in using linked data, longitudinal approaches, systematic reviews and meta-analyses. I also currently hold a Visiting Researcher position at the Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge.

I studied for my MPhil in Social and Developmental Psychology at the Applied Developmental Psychology Group, University of Cambridge, investigating the developmental issues of cross examination within cases of alleged child abuse.

I was then was appointed as a Research Assistant at the Cambridge Institute of Public Health under Dr Robbie Duschinsky. Here, I investigated parenting interventions and their use in mediating early child development in varying contexts.

I subsequently gained my PhD in Psychological Criminology at the University of Cambridge, where I conducted research exploring the associations between criminal careers and health. During my PhD I also worked as a Research Analyst within the Science, Research and Evidence Directorate at the Department for Health and Social Care.

I joined the Research and Development Unit as a post-doctoral researcher in 2021, working on both the ‘Watch Me Play!’ intervention and a Nuffield Foundation project investigating the association between poverty and child abuse and neglect.

Dr Camilla Hanson, PhD, MClinPsych


I am a post-doctoral researcher with experience working as a psychologist. I am interested in mental health conditions in children and young people and the relationship between mental and physical health. I joined the R&D Unit in April 2022, and have started working with the team on the ‘Longitudinal outcomes of Gender Identity in Children’ (LOGiC) Study.

After completing my undergraduate studies in psychology, I went on to complete my doctoral research at the University of Sydney, based at the Centre for Kidney Research at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. My doctoral thesis focused on patient and recipient experiences of living kidney donor transplantation, particularly focusing on barriers, disparities and psychosocial outcomes. During and after completing my PhD, I also worked as a research assistant on various projects focused on the psychosocial outcomes for children and young people with various chronic health conditions e.g. kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, epilepsy and lymphedema. I have primarily used mixed-methods and qualitative methods.

Between 2018 and 2020 I completed a Masters in Clinical Psychology at Macquarie University, in Sydney. As a psychologist, I have worked and trained across various settings including private practice, public hospitals, a practising research clinic and a children’s health service charity. From my research and clinical experience, I have developed a particular interest in child development and mental health and enjoyed working with children, young people and their families in areas including neurodiversity, anxiety and mood disorders and gender identity.

Dr Matt Fysh, PhD, MSc, BSc


I am a post-doctoral research associate with a background in Cognitive Psychology. I completed my BSc, MSc, and PhD at the University of Kent. The focus of my doctoral research and subsequent research interests has been the psychology of person identification in applied settings such as airports. Since completing my PhD, I have worked at the University of Kent as a Lecturer in Psychology and have also been employed as a post-doctoral researcher on two ESRC-funded projects, one of which investigated changes in social communication over the lifespan, and the other which explored the application of virtual reality for understanding person identification in real-world contexts. A critical output from this latter project was the development of avatars of real people, enabling the study of facial recognition to enter the virtual reality domain.

I joined the Tavistock Research Unit in August 2022 and currently am working on the Markers of Autism and Gender Incongruence in Children (MAGIC) ESRC-funded research project in collaboration with researchers at the University of Kent.

Dr Charmaine Kohn, PhD, BA (Hons), PGDip (Psychodynamic Counselling), MBPsP, MBACP

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I am an experienced mixed-methods researcher and mental health clinician. My research interests are within the fields of clinical and developmental psychology. After completing my undergraduate studies in psychology at Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia), I relocated to the UK where I worked within the field of substance misuse and mental health. In 2014, I joined Sussex Partnership NHS Trust as a Clinical Research Coordinator and began my career in mental health research within the NHS.

Most recently, I have completed a PhD at Sussex University which focussed on the mental wellbeing of adoptive parents at time of child placement and throughout the years following. My experiences to date, both professionally and personally, have led to a research interest children, young people and families with reference to mental health, LD and improving inter-family relationships.

In August 2022 I joined Tavistock & Portman NHS trust as the Trial Manager for the VIG-LD feasibility trial. We are investigating the effectiveness and utility of delivering Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) remotely to families of children with a learning disability. In November 2022 I extended by role within the Trust to join the Research and Development team as a Research Coordinator. I am thrilled to be working for such a well respected NHS Trust and doing my bit to support an already outstanding research reputation.

Jackie Briskman BSc

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I have spent over 25 years as a researcher and trial coordinator on projects investigating psychopathology in children, adolescents and young adults, and interventions for conduct disorders. I joined the Tavistock & Portman in July 2021 to work on the Personalised Programmes for Children (PPC) study, an RCT comparing treatments for children with severe behaviour problems whose parents had not found group-focused approaches helpful.

I began my research career at the Medical Research Council, investigating the extended phenotype of autism. I continued this work at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, also working on twin studies and outcomes for children in inpatient care across the UK. I conducted a follow-up study of co-morbidities in young adults with autism.

My interests moved to parenting interventions when I became part of Professor Stephen Scott’s research group at the Institute of Psychiatry where I worked on a project investigating attachment relationships in fostered children. This group expanded into “The Parenting Academy” where I worked across several projects establishing an evidence base for a wide variety of group and individual approaches.

I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to apply my experience to the PPC study at the Tavistock & Portman, which offers novel alternative treatments to families for whom current approaches have not been helpful.

Grace Victoria Duah, MSc, BSc (Hons)


I joined the Tavistock Research & Development Unit in August 2022 where I currently work as one of the Assistant Psychologists/ Research Assistants on the The Personalised Programmes for Children (PPC) study. Together with fellow researchers on our team, I recruit families to the study, collect data, and manage data among other roles.

I earned my BSc in Biomedical Science at Queen Mary University London and completed my MSc in Psychology at Westminster University London. My MSc research focused on how Acculturation and enculturation influences Help-Seeking behavior in parents, children and young people. Following this, I also received training as a Child Wellbeing Practitioner at University College London.

I have continuously worked in the NHS since February 2018 across various Trusts in London. Throughout this period I have enjoyed working with children, adolescents and their families in areas including, Neurodiversity, Gender identity, mood disorders and anxiety.

Ellie Baldwin, BA, MRes


I am a research assistant on the Personalised Programmes for Children (PPC) study. I work closely with other members of the team to recruit families and collect data, from child and adult participants, using a range of questionnaire and interview assessments.

I completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Oxford in 2019. As part of this degree, I conducted a research study on the acquisition of complex condition sentences in primary school children. This developed into an interest in child development, and I went on to complete a two-year masters at University College London in Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology.

The second year of this programme involved an exchange with the Child Study Centre at Yale University. During this year I worked within the Sukhodolsky lab and conducted research on Emotion Regulation and Aggressive Behaviour in children. I was particularly interested in how Callous and Unemotional traits could impact the causes of Aggressive Behaviour, and how it is treated.

Throughout my masters I worked part-time as a research assistant for the BAOBAB centre, a charity aimed at providing therapy and support for young asylum seekers in the UK. I have also worked for many years as a babysitter for primary school children.

Our projects

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Longitudinal Outcomes of Gender Identity in Children (LOGiC) is a longitudinal study that looks at the development of gender identity in children and young people aged between 3 and 13 years. Conducted in the UK, the study began in 2019 and is following participating families at five time points over a 4-year period. The LOGiC study is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). UPDATE:  More information is available here. 

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The Personalised Programmes for Children (PPC) study is looking at personalised approaches to the treatment of behavioural difficulties in children. In this project we work with families to develop a programme that is tailored to both parents' and children's needs, and find out whether this approach works better than current parent training programmes. The PPC study is funded by the NIHR. More information is available here.

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The Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) Wellbeing Study aims to investigate the impact of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, a rare but serious liver condition that increases the chances of developing cancer, on mental health and wellbeing. Our aim is to develop a framework that will help people affected by PSC to get the psychological support they need. The PSC Wellbeing Study is  run in partnership with and funded by the UK-based charity PSC SupportMore information is available here.

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A pilot feasibility study of a remotely-delivered intervention to promote mental health resilience for children (age 0- 8) across UK Early Years and Children’s Services. Funded by What Works for Children’s Social Care. For more information see https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/centre-for-trials-research/research/studies-and-trials/view/watch-me-play


A feasibility trial of remotely delivered Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) for families of children with a learning disability referred to specialist mental health services. NIHR RfPB funded feasibility trial led by Dr Vaso Totsika, UCL.


Markers of Autism and Gender Incongruence in Children (MAGIC): Cognition in Autistic and Non-autistic Gender-incongruent Children and Their Families. This ESRC funded project is in partnership with the University of Kent, led by Professor David Williams.


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This research aims to evaluate a new form of support, called Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting (VIPP), which is designed to help foster and kinship carers better understand and respond to their child’s emotions and behaviour. This research is led by Prof. Pasco Fearon  at the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, in partnership with several other universities and five NHS trusts. More information is available here. 

The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a home visiting programme designed to improve the outcomes of teenage pregnancies in terms of child health and development. This study aims to improve our understanding of the context in which FNP is currently delivered in the UK, and the factors that influence results, to find out who might benefit most from FNP and how service delivery may be improved. This project, funded by the NIHR, is led by Dr Katie Harron who is based at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child HealthMore information is available here. 


A ‘smart’ system to support primary school children develop social and emotional literacy and self-regulation skills for mental health and wellbeing. Funded by the NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme, the project seeks to redesign the Olitool software application with feedback from child and professional stakeholders prior to a school-based trial.

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This project is a Nuffield Foundation funded systematic review seeking to synthesize evidence of the relationship between poverty and child abuse and neglect (CAN). This review is timely, as underlying social and economic inequalities in developed economies continue to widen. In England, this has been accompanied by record levels of children in out-of-home care, with more than one child in 60 being investigated for abuse or neglect each year. The objectives of this review, therefore, are to consider varied evidence about the nature, strength and timing of the relationship between different aspects of poverty, inequality and various forms of CAN. The review will conclude with key proposals for action, particularly in terms of redistributive macro-economic policies, poverty-aware child protection practice and an extensive future research agenda.

This project is led by Professor Paul Bywaters (University of Huddersfield).


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Skinner G, Bywaters P, Kennedy E. (2022). The cost-of-living crisis, poverty, and child maltreatment. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 21:S2352-4642(22)00252-8. doi: 10.1016/S2352-4642(22)00252-8.

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Fysh, M. C., & Bindemann, M. (2022). Understanding face matching. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 17470218221104476. https://doi.org/10.1177/17470218221104476

Fysh, M. C., & Ramon, M. (2022). Accurate but inefficient: Standard face identity matching tests fail to identify prosopagnosia. Neuropsychologia, 165, 108119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2021.108119

Zhang, Y., Gutman, T., Tong, A., Craig, J., Sinha, A., Dart, A., Eddy A., et al… Hanson, C. (2022). Child and caregiver perspectives on access to psychosocial and educational support in pediatric chronic kidney disease: a focus group study. Pediatric Nephrology 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00467-022-05551-z

Kerklaan, J., Hanson, C., Carter, S., Tong, A., Sinha, A., Dart, A., Eddy A., et al. (2022). Perspectives of Clinicians on Shared Decision Making in Pediatric CKD: A Qualitative Study. American Journal of Kidney Diseases DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2021.12.009

Bachmann, C.J., Beecham, J., O’Connor, T., Briskman, J., Scott, S. (2021). A good investment: longer-term cost savings of sensitive parenting in childhood. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry DOI: doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13461

Chong, L., Kerklaan, J., Clarke, S., Kohn, M., Baumgart, A., Guha, C., Tunnicliffe, D., Hanson, C., Craig, J., and Tong, A. (2021). Experiences and perspectives of transgender youths in accessing health care: A Systematic Review. JAMA pediatrics 175, no. 11 : 1159-1173.

Midgley, N., Mortimer, R., Cirasola, A., Batra, P., Kennedy, E. (2021). The evidence-base for psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy with children and adolescents an update and narrative synthesis. Child Attachment and Psychotherapies Research, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and University College London.

Stynes, H., McColl, M., Kennedy, E. (2021). Gender Dysphoria in Children and Young People. In: (eds Laver-Bradbury C. Thompson M.J.J., Gale C., & Hooper C.M.) Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Theory and Practice. Routledge. ISBN 9780367537388

Kennedy, E., O'Nions, E., Pulford, BD., Bursnall, S., Germuska, J., Senior R. (2021). The Tavistock First-Time Parent Study: a pilot randomised controlled feasibility trial of a brief couple-focused perinatal intervention to reduce inter-parental discord. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Sep 21. doi: 10.1007/s00787-021-01862-y. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34546408

Midgley, N., Mortimer, R., Cirasola, A., Batra, P., & Kennedy, E. (2021). The Evidence-Base for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy With Children and Adolescents: A Narrative Synthesis. Frontiers in psychology, 12, 662671. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.662671

O’Nions, E., Wolke, D., Johnson, S., Kennedy, E. (2021). Editorial: Preterm Birth: Educational and Mental Health Outcomes. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, https://doi.org/10.1177/13591045211006754

Fearon, P,. Salgado Oliveira, P., Ramchandani, P., Woolgar, M., Wright, B., Kennedy, E. et al. (2021). VIPP Protocol - brief.pdf. University College London. Data management plan. https://doi.org/10.5522/04/13677763.v1

Kennedy, E., O’Nions, E. (2021). Gestational age at birth and health outcomes: obstetric decisions matter BMJ ;372:n94 https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n94

Stynes, H., Lane, C., Pearson, B., Wright, T., Ranieri, V., Masic, U., Kennedy, E. (2021). Gender identity development in children and young people: A systematic review of longitudinal studies. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 1-14 https://doi.org/10.1177/13591045211002620

McKay, K., Wayland, S., Ferguson, D., Petty, J., Kennedy, E. (2021). "At Least until the Second Wave Comes...": A Twitter Analysis of the NHS and COVID-19 between March and June 2020. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 3943. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18083943

McKay, K., Kennedy, E., Lane, C., Wright, T., Young, B. (2021). Longitudinal outcomes of gender identity in children (LOGIC): a study protocol for a prospective longitudinal qualitative study of the experiences and well-being of families referred to the UK Gender Identity Development Service. BMJ Open. Nov 3;11(11):e047875. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047875

Kennedy, E., Spinner, L., Lane, C., Stynes, H., Ranieri, V., Carmichael, P., Omar, R., Vickerstaff, V., Hunter, R., Wright, T., Senior, R., Butler, G., Baron-Cohen, S., Young, B., King, M. (2021). Longitudinal Outcomes of Gender Identity in Children (LOGIC): protocol for a prospective longitudinal cohort study of children referred to the UK gender identity development service. BMJ Open.Sep 7;11(9):e045628. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-04562

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McKay, K., O’Nions, E., Wayland, S., Ferguson, D., Kennedy, E. (2021). Fears, reassurance, and milestones: A Twitter analysis around World Prematurity Day during the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 10807. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182010807

McKay, K., Kennedy, E., Young, B. (2021). “Sometimes I think my frustration is the real issue”: Parents’ experiences of transformation after a parenting programme. PLoS ONE, 16, e0258528. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0258528

McKay, K., Kennedy, E., Young, B. (2021). “It shows we felt safe because a few of us had tears”: Exploring how perceptions of the group space can influence experiences of parenting programmes. Emotion, Space and Society, 41, 100837. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2021.100837

Stringer D, Kent R, Briskman J, Lukito S, Charman T, Baird G, Lord C, Pickles A, Simonoff E. (2020). Trajectories of emotional and behavioral problems from childhood to early adult life. Autism, 24(4):1011-1024. DOI: 10.1177/1362361320908972.

Day C, Briskman J, Crawford M J, Foote L, Harris L, Boadu J, McCrone P, McMurran M, Michelson D, Moran P, Mosse L, Scott S, Stahl D, Ramchandani P & Weaver T. (2020). An intervention for parents with severe personality difficulties whose children have mental health problems: a feasibility RCT. (National Institute for Health Research: Health Technology Assessment Volume: 24, Issue: 14, March 2020). https://doi.org/10.3310/hta24140

Kennedy, E., O'Nions, E., Wolke, D., & Johnson, S. (2020). Editorial: Is preterm birth overlooked in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry? Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, S0890-8567(20)32154-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2020.12.011

Tighe, J., Shand, F., McKay, K., Mcalistair, T., Mackinnon, A., Christensen, H. (2020). Usage and Acceptability of the ibobbly App: A pilot trial for suicide prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth. JMIR Mental Health, 7, 12, e14296.

McKay, K., Kennedy, E., Senior, R., Scott, S., Hill, J., Doolan, M., Woolgar, M., Peeren, S., Young, B. (2020). Informing the personalisation of interventions for parents of children with conduct problems: A qualitative study. BMC Psychiatry, 20:513, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-020-02917-1.

Wayland, S., McKay, K., Maple, M. (2020). How is participating in suicide prevention activities experienced by those with lived and living experiences of suicide in Australia? A qualitative study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 4635. doi:10.3390/ijerph17134635.

Pearce, T., Maple, M., Shakeshaft, A., Wayland, S., McKay, K. (2020). What is the Co-Creation of New Knowledge? A Content Analysis and Proposed Definition for Health Interventions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 2229. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17072229

Bartik, W., McKay, K., and Maple, M. (2020). Youth Suicide Bereavement and the Continuum of Risk. Crisis, https://doi.org/10.1027/0227-5910/a000653.

Ranieri, V., Kennedy, E., Walmsley, M., Thorburn, D., McKay, K. (2020). The Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) Wellbeing Study: Understanding psychological distress in those living with PSC and those who support them. PLoS One. 15(7):e0234624. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0234624

Lane, C., Robinson, L., & Freeth, M. (2020). Autistic traits and cognitive abilities associated with two molecular causes of Silver-Russell syndrome. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 129(3):312-319.

Lane, C., Tatton-Brown, K., & Freeth, M. (2020). Tatton-Brown-Rahman syndrome: cognitive and behavioural phenotypes. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 62(8), 993-998.

Cavallaro, F.L., Gilbert, R., Wijlaars, L., Kennedy, E., Swarbrick, A., van der Meulen, J. & Harron, K. (2020). Evaluating the real-world implementation of the Family Nurse Partnership in England: protocol for a data linkage study. BMJ Open, 10:e038530. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-038530

O’Nions, E., Ceulemans, E., Happé, F., Benson, P., Evers, K., & Noens, I. (2020). Parenting strategies used by caregivers of children with ASD: differential links with child problem behaviour. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 50, 386–401.

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Christian, J., Bachmann, C.J., Beecham, J., O’Connor, T.G., Scott, A., Briskman, J., Scott, S. (2019). The cost of love: financial consequences of insecure attachment in antisocial youth. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.13103.

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Ranieri, V., Kennedy, E., Walmsley, M., Thornburn, D., McKay, K. (2019). Rare but Heard: Using Asynchronous Virtual Focus Groups, Interviews and Roundtable Discussions to Create a Personalized Psychological Intervention for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: A protocol. BMJ Open, 9, e031417. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-031417

Ranieri, V., Stynes, H., Kennedy, E. (2019). Navigating multisite research set-up and approvals: helping researchers on the ground—a commentary. Research Ethics, 15 (3-4), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1747016119865732

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Van de Vyver, J., Abrams, D., Spinner, L., Pelletier, J., Ali, S. Y., & Kapantai, I. (2019). Participatory arts interventions promote interpersonal and intergroup prosocial intentions in middle childhood. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 65, 101069. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2019.101069

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Kennedy, A., Maple, M., McKay, K., Brumby, S. (2019). Suicide and Accidental Death for Australia’s Farming Families: How context influences individual response. Omega – Journal of Death and Dying, 0030222819854920. https://doi.org/10.1177/0030222819854920

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Lyons, M. & Witcher, M. (2019). Birds of odd feather flock together? Assortative partner preferences, and attractiveness of schizotypy in long and short term partners. Personality and Individual Differences, 138, 385-388. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2018.10.032

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French, L. & Kennedy, E. (2018). Annual Research Review: Early intervention for infants and young children with, or at-risk of, autism spectrum disorder: a systematic review. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 59(4), 444-456. DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12828

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O’Nions, E., & Noens, I. (2018) Conceptualising demand avoidance in an ASD context: a reply to Malik & Baird’s commentary on O’Nions et al., Dimensions of difficulty in children reported to have an autism spectrum diagnosis and features of extreme/‘pathological’ demand avoidance. Child and Adolescent Mental Health. 23, (4), 389-390. https://doi.org/10.1111/camh.12287

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Page, A., Boyle, C., McKay, K., and Mavropoulou, S. (2018). Teacher Perceptions of Inclusive Education in the Cook Islands. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 47(1), 81-94. https://doi.org/10.1080/1359866X.2018.1437119

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Sethi, A., O’Nions, E., McCrory, E., Bird, G. & Viding, E. (2018) An fMRI investigation of empathic processing in boys with conduct problems and varying levels of callous-unemotional traits. Neuroimage: Clinical, 18, 298-304. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2018.01.027

van Esch, L., O’Nions, E., Hannes, K., Ceulemans, E., Van Leeuwen, K. & Noens, I. (2018) Parenting Early Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder Before and After Transition to Secondary School. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 2(2) p. 179-189.

O’Nions, E., Happé, F., Evers, K., Boonen, H. & Noens, I. (2018) How do parents manage irritability, challenging behavior, non-compliance and anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorders? A meta-synthesis. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 48(4), 1272-1286. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3361-4

Day, C., Briskman, J., Crawford, M. J., Harris, L., McCrone, P., McMurran, M., Moran, P., Morgan, L., Scott, S., Stahl, D., Ramchandani, P. & Weaver, T. (2017). Feasibility trial of a psychoeducational intervention for parents with personality difficulties: The Helping Families Programme. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications 8, p. 67-74. DOI: 10.1016/j.conctc.2017.08.002

Hanson C, Craig J, and Tong A. (2017). In their own words: the value of qualitative research to improve the care of children with chronic kidney disease. Pediatric Nephrology 32, no. 9 : 1501-1507.

Hanson, C, Ralph A, Manera K, Gill J, Kanellis J, Wong G, Craig J, Chapman J, and Tong A. (2017). The lived experience of “being evaluated” for organ donation: focus groups with living kidney donors. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 12, no. 11 : 1852-1861.

Hanson, C, Chapman, J, Craig J, Harris D, Kairaitis L, Nicdao, M, Mikaheal M, and Tong A. (2017). Patient experiences of training and transition to home haemodialysis: A mixed‐methods study. Nephrology 22, no. 8 : 631-641.

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Goodyer, I. M., Reynolds, S., Barrett, B., Byford, S., Dubicka, B., Hill, J., Holland, F., Kelvin, R., Midgley, N., Roberts, C., Senior, R., Target, M., Widmer, B., Wilkinson, P., & Fonagy, P. (2017). Cognitive behavioural therapy and short-term psychoanalytical psychotherapy versus a brief psychosocial intervention in adolescents with unipolar major depressive disorder (IMPACT): a multicentre, pragmatic, observer-blind, randomised controlled superiority trial. The Lancet Psychiatry, 4(2), 109–119.

Midgley N, Parkinson S, French L, Kennedy E. (2017). Psychodynamic psychotherapy for children and adolescents: an updated narrative review of the evidence base. Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 43(3), 307-329.

McKay K, and Shand F. (2017). Advocacy and Luck: Australian healthcare experiences following a suicide attempt. Death Studies.

O’Nions, E.*, Lima, C.*, Scott, S., Roberts, R., McCrory, E. & Viding, E. (2017) Reduced laughter contagion in boys at risk for psychopathy. Current Biology. 27(19):3049-3055.e4

McKay K. (2017). ‘I am Learning Peacefulness’: Sylvia Plath’s liminal art of (un)living. Journal of Poetry Therapy, 30, 44-52.

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Boyle C, and McKay K. (2016). A Wonderful Lie. Lancet Psychiatry, 3, 1110-1111.

McKay K, and Shand F. (2016). Child-Sized Gaps in the System: Case studies of child suicidality and support within the Australian healthcare system. The Educational and Developmental Psychologist.

Cousins, L., Whitaker, K. J., Widmer, B., Midgley, N., Byford, S., Dubicka, B., Kelvin, R., Reynolds, S., Roberts, C., Holland, F., Barrett, B., Senior, R., Wilkinson, P., Target, M., Fonagy, P., & Goodyer, I. M. (2016). Clinical characteristics associated with the prescribing of SSRI medication in adolescents with major unipolar depression. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 25(12), 1287–1295.

O’Nions, E., Happé, F., Viding, E. (2016). Extreme/’pathological’ demand avoidance. DECP Debate, 160.

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Wark S, MacPhail C, McKay K, and Mueller A. (2016). Informed Consent in a Vulnerable Population Group: Supporting individuals ageing with intellectual disability to participate in developing their own health and support programs. Australian Health Review.

O’Nions, E., Gould, J., Christie, P., Gillberg, C., Viding, E., & Happé, F. (2016) Identifying features of ‘Pathological Demand Avoidance’ using the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (‘DISCO’). European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 25, 407-419.

McKay K, and Boyle C. (2016). Ways of Escape. Lancet Psychiatry, 3, 8, 712-713.

Wayland S, McKay K, and Maple M. (2016). Retelling, Reliving, and Remembering: Using narrative inquiry method to explore the lived experience of being left behind after missing. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 15.

MacPhail C, and McKay K. (2016). Social Determinants in the Sexual Health of Adolescent Aboriginal Australians: A systematic review. Health and Social Care in the Community.

Wayland S, McKay K, and Maple M. (2016). Those Who Walk Away. Lancet Psychiatry, 3, 4, 327-329.

Davies, P., Webber, M., Briskman, J.A. (2015). Evaluation of a Training Programme for Foster Carers in an Independent Fostering Agency. Practice: Social Work in Action Volume 27 Number 1 (February 2014), 35–49. DOI: 10.1080/09503153.2014.98343

Kennedy E. (2015). Developing Interventions In Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: Do We Really Know What Works for Whom? Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 20(4)529-53.

McKay K, Wark S, Dune T, Mapedzahama V, Rahman S, and MacPhail C. (2015). Sticks and Stones: How words and language impact upon social inclusion. Journal of Social Inclusion, 6, 1, 146-162.

Wayland S, Maple M, and McKay K. (2015). Holding on to hope: A Review of the Literature Exploring Missing Persons, Hope, and Ambiguous Loss. Death Studies.

White, C. M., Hadden, R. D., Robert-Lewis, S. F., McCrone, P. R., & Petty, J. L. (2015). Observer blind randomised controlled trial of a tailored home exercise programme versus usual care in people with stable inflammatory immune mediated neuropathy. BMC Neurology, 15(1), 147.

O’Nions, E.*, Tick, B.*, Rijsdijk, F., Happé F., Plomin, R., Ronald, A. & Viding, E. (2015) Examining the Genetic and Environmental Associations Between Autistic Social and Communication Deficits and Psychopathic Callous-unemotional Traits. PLoS One, 10(9): e0134331.

Bartik W, Maple M, and McKay K. (2015). Youth Suicide: Bereavement and Stigma in Rural Australia. Advances in Mental Health. 04/2015.

Scott, S., Briskman, J., O’Connor, T.G. (2014). Early Prevention of Antisocial Personality: Long-Term Follow-Up of Two Randomized Controlled Trials Comparing Indicated and Selective Approaches. American Journal of Psychiatry 2014; 00:1-9. DOI: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2014.13050697

Hill J, Wren B, Alderton J, Burck C, Kennedy E, Senior R, Aslam N, Broyden N. (2014). The application of a domains-based analysis to family processes: implications for assessment and therapy. Journal of Family Therapy, 36(1), 62-80.

Maple M, Cerel J, Jordan JR, and McKay K. (2014). Uncovering and Identifying the Missing Voices in Suicide Bereavement. Suicidology Online, 5

Reilly, C., Atkinson, P., Menlove, L., Gillberg, C., O’Nions, E., Happé, F, & Neville, B.G. (2014) Pathological Demand Avoidance in a population-based cohort of children with epilepsy: four case studies. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 3236-3244.

Ridani R, Shand FL, Christensen H, McKay K, Tighe J, Burns J, and Hunter E. (2014). Suicide Prevention in Australian Indigenous Communities: A review of past and present programs. Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior.

Petty, J. L., Bacarese-Hamilton, M., Davies, L. E., & Oliver, C. (2014). Correlates of self-injurious, aggressive and destructive behaviour in children under five who are at risk of developmental delay. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35(1), 36–45.

O’Nions, E.*, Sebastian, C.*, McCrory, E., Chantiluke, K., Happé, F. & Viding, E. (2014) Neural bases of Theory of Mind in children with autism spectrum disorders and children with conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits. Developmental Science, 17, 786-796.

O’Nions, E., Christie, P., Gould, J., Viding, E. & Happé, F. (2014) Development of the ‘Extreme Demand Avoidance Questionnaire’ (EDA-Q): Preliminary observations on a trait measure for Pathological Demand Avoidance. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55, 758-768.

Kennedy A, Maple M, McKay K, and Brumby S. (2014). Suicide and Accidental Death in Australia's Rural Farming Communities: A review of the literature. Rural and Remote Health, 14, 2517.

O’Nions, E., Viding E, Greven CU, Ronald A & Happé F (2014) Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA): exploring the behavioural profile. Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 8, 538-544.

McKay K, and Tighe J. (2014). Talking Through the Dead: The impact and interplay of lived grief after suicide. Omega – Journal of Death and Dying, 68(2), 111-121.

Allen, J.L., Briskman, J., Humayun, S., Dadds, M.R., Scott, S. (2013). ‘Heartless and cunning? Intelligence in adolescents with antisocial behaviour and psychopathic traits’. Psychiatry Research DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2013.08.033

Joseph, M.A., O’Connor, T.G., Briskman, J.A., Maughan, B., Scott, S. (2013). ‘The formation of secure new attachments by children who were maltreated: An observational study of adolescents in foster care. Development and Psychopathology A. DOI: 10.1017/S0954579413000540

Kennedy E. (2013). Orchids and dandelions: How some children are more susceptible to environmental influences for better or worse and the implications for child development. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 18(3), 319-321.

Moss, J., Howlin, P., Hastings, R. P., Beaumont, S., Griffith, G. M., Petty, J., Tunnicliffe, P., Yates, R., Villa, D., & Oliver, C. (2013). Social Behavior and Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Angelman, Cornelia de Lange, and Cri du Chat Syndromes. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 118(4), 262–283.

Tighe J, McKay K, and Maple M. (2013). ‘I’m Going to Kill Myself if You Don’t…’: Contextual aspects of suicide in Australian Aboriginal communities. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health.

McKay K, Milner, A, and Maple M. (2013). Women and Suicide: Beyond the gender paradox. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health

Briskman, J., Castle, J., Blackeby, K., Bengo, C., Slack, K., Stebbens, C., Leaver, W., Scott, S. (2012). ‘Randomised Controlled Trial of the Fostering Changes Programme’ Report to the Department for Education Ref: DFE-RR237; ISBN: 978-1-78105-143-6.

Kennedy E, Kumar A, Datta SS. (2007; updated 2012). Antipsychotic medication for childhood-onset schizophrenia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(3), CD004027.

Oliver, C., Petty, J., Ruddick, L., & Bacarese-Hamilton, M. (2012). The Association Between Repetitive, Self-Injurious and Aggressive Behavior in Children With Severe Intellectual Disability. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42(6), 910–919.

McKay K, and Maple M. (2012). VaKennedy E, Kumar A, Datta SS. (200mpires Love Differently to Humans: What does Bella teach us about (un)orthodox love in the Twilight series? Monsters and the Monstrous, 2(2), 21-34.

Huys QJM, Eshel N, O’Nions, E., Sheridan L, Dayan P and Roiser JP. (2012) Bonsai trees in your head: How the Pavlovian system sculpts goal-directed choices by pruning decision trees. PLoS Computational Biology 8(3): e1002410

McKay K. (2012). Hungry, Angry Ghosts: A construction of female suicide in traditional China. Monsters and the Monstrous, 2(1), 41-46.

Tighe J, and McKay K. (2012). Alive and Kicking Goals: Preliminary findings from a Kimberley suicide prevention program. Advances in Mental Health, 10(3), 240-245.

Scott, S., Briskman, J., Woolgar, M. Humayun, S., O’Connor, T.G. (2011). ‘Attachment in adolescence: overlap with parenting and unique prediction of behavioural adjustment’. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 52 (10): 1052-1062. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2011.02453.x

Scott, S., Briskman, J. and Dadds, M. (2011) ‘Measuring Parenting in Community and Public Health Research Using Brief Child and Parent Reports’. Journal of Child and Family Studies 20:343–352. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-010-9398-z

Midgley N, Kennedy E. (2011). Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents: A Critical Review of the Evidence Base. Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 37(3), 1-29.

Goodyer, I. M., Tsancheva, S., Byford, S., Dubicka, B., Hill, J., Kelvin, R., Reynolds, S., Roberts, C., Senior, R., Suckling, J., Wilkinson, P., Target, M., & Fonagy, P. (2011). Improving mood with psychoanalytic and cognitive therapies (IMPACT): a pragmatic effectiveness superiority trial to investigate whether specialised psychological treatment reduces the risk for relapse in adolescents with moderate to severe unipolar depression. Trials, 12(1), 175.

Griffith, G. M., Hastings, R. P., Oliver, C., Howlin, P., Moss, J., Petty, J., & Tunnicliffe, P. (2011). Psychological well-being in parents of children with Angelman, Cornelia de Lange and Cri du Chat syndromes. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 55(4), 397–410.

Griffith, Gemma Maria, Hastings, R. P., Nash, S., Petalas, M., Oliver, C., Howlin, P., Moss, J., Petty, J., & Tunnicliffe, P. (2011). “You Have to Sit and Explain it All, and Explain Yourself.” Mothers’ Experiences of Support Services for Their Offspring with a Rare Genetic Intellectual Disability Syndrome. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 20(2), 165–177.

O’Nions, E. J., Dolan, R. J., Roiser, J. P. (2011). Serotonin Transporter Genotype Modulates Subgenual Response to Fearful Faces Using an Incidental Task.Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 3681-3693.

Hung CF, Lung, FW, Chen CH, O’Nions, E., Hung TH, Chong MY, Wu CK, Wen JK, Lin PY. (2011) Association between suicide attempt and a tri-allelic functional polymorphism in serotonin transporter gene promoter in Chinese patients with schizophrenia. Neuroscience Letters, 504, 242-6.

Briskman, J., Scott, S., Joseph, M. ‘The Study of Adolescents in London (SAIL) Project: An investigation into the quality of attachment relationships between looked-after children and foster carers. Report for the Department for Children, Schools and Families (November 2010).

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Moran, P., Rowe, R., Flach, C., Briskman, J., Ford, T., Maughan, B., Scott, S., Goodman, R. (2009) ‘The predictive value of callous-unemotional traits in a large community sample’. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 48 (11): 1079-1084. DOI: 10.1097/CHI.0b013e3181b766ab

Jacobs, B., Green, J., Beecham, J., Kroll, L., Tobias, C., Dunn, G., Briskman, J. (2009) ‘The effect of inpatient care on measured Health Needs in children and adolescents’. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 50 (10): 1273-1281. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2009.02093.x

Bolton, D., Rijsdijk, F., Eley, T., O’Connor, T., Briskman, J., Perrin, S. (2009) ‘Normative childhood repetitive routines and obsessive compulsive symptomatology in 6-year-old twins’. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 50(9): 1139-1146. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2009.02094.x

Kennedy E. (2009). Editorial: Evaluating Interventions in Child Mental Health: The Importance of Care Provider and Contextual Influences. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 14(2), 319-321.

Barnes, J., Senior, R., & MacPherson, K. (2009). The utility of volunteer home-visiting support to prevent maternal depression in the first year of life. Child: Care, Health and Development, 35(6), 807–816.

Davé, S., Sherr, L., Senior, R., & Nazareth, I. (2009). Major paternal depression and child consultation for developmental and behavioural problems. British Journal of General Practice, 59(560), 180–185.

Petty, J., Allen, D., & Oliver, C. (2009). Relationship Among Challenging, Repetitive, and Communicative Behaviors in Children With Severe Intellectual Disabilities. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 114(5), 356–368. 

Greig A, Minnis H, Milward R, Sinclair C, Kennedy E, Towlson K, Reid W, Hill J. (2008). Relationships and learning: a review and investigation of narrative coherence in looked-after children in primary school. Educational Psychology in Practice, 24(1), 13-27.

Davé, S., Sherr, L., Senior, R., & Nazareth, I. (2008). Associations between paternal depression and behaviour problems in children of 4–6 years. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 17(5), 306–315.

Davé, S., Nazareth, I., Senior, R., & Sherr, L. (2008). A Comparison of Father and Mother Report of Child Behaviour on the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 39(4), 399–413.

Petty, J., Oliver, C., Moss, J., Howlin, P., Tunnicliffe, P., Griffith, G., & Hastings, R. (2008). Investigating sleep architecture in Angelman, Cri du Chat and Cornelia de Lange syndromes. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 52(10), 815–815. 

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Millward, R., Kennedy, E., Towlson, K., Minnis, H. (2006) Reactive Attachment Disorder in Looked After Children. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 11(4), 273-279.

Minnis, H., Milward, R., Sinclair, C., Kennedy, E., Greig, A., Towlson, K., Read, W., & Hill, J. (2006). The computerized MacArthur Story Stem Battery-a pilot study of a novel medium for assessing children’s representations of relationships. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research 15 (4), 207-214.

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Barnes, Jacqueline, MacPherson, K., & Senior, R. (2006). Factors influencing the acceptance of volunteer home-visiting support offered to families with new babies. Child and Family Social Work, 11(2), 107–117.

Sherr, L., Davé, S., Lucas, P., Senior, R., & Nazareth, I. (2006). A Feasibility Study on Recruiting Fathers of Young Children to Examine the Impact of Paternal Depression on Child Development. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 36(3), 295–309. 

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Petty, J., & Oliver, C. (2005). Self-injurious behaviour in individuals with intellectual disabilities. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 18(5), 484–489.

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Oliver, C., & Petty, J. (2002). Self-injurious behaviour in people with intellectual disability. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 15(5), 477–481. 

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