Senior Lecturer in Education with Psychology, University of Bath
My research and teaching interests are focused upon the relationship between policy and psychology. I'm interested in how policy and discourse "shapes" us. I have published a lot in this area and am authoring my second book around educational policy and its link to motivation.
I have a particular interest in exploring human relationships and their role in our psychological experiences through the lifespan. To this end, attachment theory (as a way of thinking about and understanding relationships) is one of my favoured frameworks. I am equally intrigued by (a) the impacts of our close attachments on our existence and (b) the impacts of broader social and political structures upon our attachment bond formation and psychological experiences.
Most parents would agree that parenting is extremely complex and challenging. What works for one child, might not work for another even within the same family. Parenting practices and beliefs around the world can also...