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Research Centre Staff

Director

Cecelia

Professor Cecilia Essau

Professor Essau's research interests are in the field of Developmental Psychopathology and Cross-cultural Psychology. More specifically, she is intered in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Comorbidity of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Prevention/Intervention of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Williams Syndrome, Psychopathic Traits, Parenting Practice, Cross-cultural Psychology, Assessment, Procrastination and Applied Developmental Psychology

Members

Dr George Georgiou

Dr George Georgiou

Dr Goergiou is interested in the application of experimental paradigms to the study of anxiety disorders, the relationship between selective attention and anxiety in adults and children, the cognitive and social-psychological underpinnings of road traffic accidents and binge drinking and substance misuse whilst driving

 

Dr Gina Pauli

Dr Gina Pauli

Dr Pauli's research interests include examining individual differences in complex cognitive skill acquisition and visual and cognitive skills involved in learning to interpret medical images, medical Imaging, Image Perception, Measurement in course evaluation and Individual differences in group work experience, as well as the role of feedback in teaching and learning

 

Catherine Gilvarry - Oct 2013

Dr Catherine Gilvarry

Dr Gilvarry's research interests are in the area of Health Psychology, Biology and Psychology of Alcohol Misuse

 

Janek Dubowski- Oct 2013

Dr Janek Dubowski

Dr Dubowski conducts clinical work with patients including adults and children with diagnosis ranging from schizophrenia to pervasive developmental disorders and the role of symbolic function in the mediation between consciousness and the unconscious. She is interested in expression, exploration and mediation of symbolic communication through imagination and creativity and it uses as a form of therapy for those individuals for whom normal symbolic function has fragmented or has been delayed in its maturation

 

Dr Steve Farnfield

Dr Steve Farnfield

The research interests of Dr Farnfield include young child observation, children's play/exploration and attachment, children's views of health and social care services, child maltreatment, assessing and working with children's attachments, and attachment and children with a disability.

 

Dr Mark Wright

Dr Wright's research has been centred around children's social and emotional development with a particular area of interest being children's social relationships, emotion regulation and psychopathology. His most recent work, bridging developmental and social psychology, examines the links between consumer culture ideals and well-being with an additional focus on the underlying social and psychological mechanisms behind this

 

Dr Jean O'Callaghan

Dr Jean O'Callaghan

Dr O'Callaghan is interested in psychological approaches to self-regulation for autonomous practices, aualitative research methods in psychology and counselling and the construction of disability in higher education

 

Dr Elias Tsakanikos

Dr Elias Tsakanikos

The research interests of Dr Tsakanikos lie in the area of psychopathology and Neurodevelopment, Psychopathology and Personality and personality and individual differences