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Published research

Scientific papers

2021

Thapar, A., Stewart-Brown, S., & Harold, G. T. (2021). What has happened to children's wellbeing in the UK? The Lancet Psychiatry, 8(1), 5-6. 
Woodward, K., Kanjo, E., Brown, D., Harold, G.T & Mcginnity, T.M. (2021). In the hands of users with Learning Disabilities: Co-designing tangible users interfaces for mental wellbeing. 10.36227/techrxiv.13562693.v1. (Preprint)

Frech, M., Berger, F., Rabhi-Sidler, S., Nagl-Cupal, M., Becker, S., & Leu, A. (2021). How professional support for young carers benefits from a salutogenic approach. International Journal of Care and Caring. Advance online publication.

Frech, M., Wepf, H., Nagl-Cupal, M., Becker, S., & Leu, A. (2021). Ready and able? Professional awareness and responses to young carers in Switzerland. Children and Youth Services Review, 126, 106027.

Sellers, R., Harold, G. T., Smith, A. F., Neiderhiser, J. M., Reiss, D., Shaw, D., ... & Leve, L. D. (2021). Disentangling nature from nurture in examining the interplay between parent–child relationships, ADHD, and early academic attainment. Psychological Medicine, 51(4), 645-652.

2020

Bergin, A. D., Vallejos, E. P., Davies, E. B., Daley, D., Ford, T., Harold, G.T., Hetrick, S., Kidner, M., Long, Y., Merry, S., & Hollis, C. (2020). Preventive digital mental health interventions for children and young people: a review of the design and reporting of research. NPJ Digital Medicine 3(1), 1-9.

Sellers, R., Warne, N., Rice, F., Langley, K., Maughan, B., Pickles, A., ... & Collishaw, S. (2020). Using a cross-cohort comparison design to test the role of maternal smoking in pregnancy in child mental health and learning: evidence from two UK cohorts born four decades apart. International Journal of Epidemiology, 49(2), 390-399. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyaa001

Sellers, R., Harold, G.T., Thapar, A., Neiderhiser, J. M., Ganiban, J. M., Reiss, D., ... & Leve, L.D. (2020). Examining the role of genetic risk and longitudinal transmission processes underlying maternal parenting and psychopathology and children’s ADHD symptoms and aggression: Utilizing the advantages of a prospective adoption design. Behavior Genetics, 50(4), 247-262. 

2019

Richards, A., Horwood, J., Boden, J., Kennedy, M., Sellers, R., Riglin, L., Mistry, S., Jones, H., Smith, D.J., Zammit, S., Owen, M., O'Donovan, M.C., Harold, G.T. (2019). Associations between schizophrenia genetic risk, anxietydisorders and manic/hypomanic episode in a longitudinal population cohort study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 214 (2). pp. 96-102.https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.2018.227

Natsuaki, M.N., Neiderhiser, J.M., Harold, G.T., Shaw, D.S., Reiss, D., Leve, L.D. (2019) Siblings reared apart: a sibling comparison study on rearing environment differences. Developmental Psychology, 55 (6). pp. 1182-1190.

Leve, L.D., Griffin, A.M., Natsuaki, M.N., Harold, G.T., Neiderhiser, J.M., Ganiban, J.M, Shaw, D.S., Reiss, D. (2019) Longitudinal examination of pathways to peer problems in middle childhood: a siblings-reared-apart design. Development and Psychopathology. pp. 1-15 (Accepted)

Sellers, R., Smith, A.F., Leve, L.D., Nixon, E., Cane, T., Cassell, J.A., Harold, G.T. (2019) Utilising genetically-informed research designs to better understand family processes and child development: implications for adoption and foster-care focused interventions. Adoption and Fostering, 43(3), 351-371. ISSN 0308-5759 https://doi.org/10.1177/0308575919866526

Collishaw, S., Furzer, E., Thapar, A. K., Sellers, R. (2019). Brief report: A comparison of child mental health inequalities in three UK population cohorts. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1-3. 

Sellers R, Collishaw, S., Warne, N., Pickles, A., Maughan B, Thapar A. (2019). Cross-cohort change in adolescent outcomes for children with mental health problems. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 60(7), 813-821

2018

Harold, G.T. and Sellers, R., (2018) Annual Research Review: interparental conflict and youth psychopathology: an evidence review and practice focused update. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 59 (4). pp. 374-402. 

Mahedy, L., Harold, G.T., Maughan, B., Gardner, F., Araya, R., Bevan J., Rhys, H.G., Sellers, R., Thapar, A., Collishaw, S., (2018) Resilience in high-risk adolescents of mothers with recurrent depressive disorder: the contribution of fathers. Journal of Adolescence, 65. pp. 207-218. 

2017

Harold,G.T., Leve, L.D., Sellers, R. (2017) How can genetically-informed research help inform the next generation of interparental and parenting interventions? Child Development, 88 (2). pp. 446-458. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12742

Leve, L.D., Neiderhiser, J.M., Harold, G.T., Natsuaki, M.N., Bohannan, B.J.M., and Cresko, W.A. (2017) Naturalistic experimental designs as tools for understanding the role of genes and the environment in prevention research. Prevention Science.

Rice, F., Sellers, R., Hammerton, G., Eyre, O., Bevan-Jones, R., Thapar, A.K., Collishaw, S., Harold, G.T., Thapar, A. (2017) Antecedents of new-onset major depressive disorder in adolescence: a longitudinal familial high-risk study. JAMA Psychiatry, 74 (2). pp. 153-160. 

Grabow, A.P., Khurana, A., Natsuaki, M.N., Neiderhiser, J.M., Harold, G.T., Shaw, D.S., Ganiban, J.M., Reiss, D., Leve, L.D. (2017) Using an adoption–biological family design to examine associations between maternal trauma, maternal depressive symptoms, and child internalizing and externalizing behaviors. Development and Psychopathology, 29 (5). pp. 1707-1720.  

Leve, L.D., Neiderhiser, J.M., Harold, G.T., Natsuaki, M. N., Bohannan, B.J.M., Cresko, W.A., (2017).  Naturalistic Experimental Designs as Tools for Understanding the Role of Genes and the Environment in Prevention Research. Prevention Science. pp. 1-11.

2016

Davidovich, S., Collishaw, S., Thapar, A.K., Harold, G.T. and Rice, F. (2016) Do better executive functions buffer the effect of current parental depression on adolescent depressive symptoms? Journal of Affective Disorders, 199. pp. 54-64.

Collishaw, S., Hammerton, G., Mahedy, L., Sellers, R., Owen, M.J., Craddock, N., Thapar, A.K., Harold, G.T., Rice, F. (2016) Mental health resilience in the adolescent offspring of parents with depression: a prospective longitudinal study. Lancet Psychiatry, 3 (1). pp. 49-57.

Laurent, H.K., Harold, G.T., Leve, L., Shelton, K.H., Van Goozen, S.H.M. (2016) Understanding the unfolding of stress regulation in infants. Development and Psychopathology, 28 (4pt2). pp. 1431-1440.

Sellers, R., Hammerton, G., Harold, G.T., Mahedy, L., Potter, R., Langley, K., Thapar, A., Rice, F., Collishaw, S. (2016) Examining whether offspring psychopathology influences illness course in mothers with recurrent depression using a high-risk longitudinal sample. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125 (2). pp. 256-266.

2015

Mars, B., Collishaw, S., Hammerton, G., Rice, F., Harold, G.T., Smith, D., ... & Thapar, A. (2015). Longitudinal symptom course in adults with recurrent depression: Impact on impairment and risk of psychopathology in offspring. Journal of Affective Disorders, 182, 32-38. 

Hajal, N., Neiderhiser, J., Moore, G., Leve, L., Shaw, D., Harold, G.T, ... & Reiss, D. (2015). Angry Responses to Infant Challenges: Parent, Marital, and Child Genetic Factors Associated With Harsh Parenting. Child Development, 86(1), 80-93. 

Gaysina, D., Richards, M., Kuh, D., & Hardy, R. (2015). Pubertal maturation and affective symptoms in adolescence and adulthood: evidence from a prospective birth cohort. Development and Psychopathology (in press). 

Badiani, A., Boden, J. M., De Pirro, S., Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., & Harold, G.T. (2015). Tobacco smoking and cannabis use in a longitudinal birth cohort: evidence of reciprocal causal relationships. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 150, 69-76. 

Pina-Camacho, L., Jensen, S. K., Gaysina, D., & Barker, E. D. (2015). Maternal depression symptoms, unhealthy diet and child emotional–behavioural dysregulation. Psychological Medicine, 45(9), 1851-1860.

2014

Harold, G.T., Leve, L.D., Kim, H. K., Mahedy, L., Gaysina, D., Thapar, A., Collishaw, S. (2014). Maternal caregiving and girls’ depressive symptoms and antisocial behaviour trajectories: An examination among high-risk youthDevelopment and Psychopathology, 26(4 Pt 2), 1461-1475. 

Elam, K., Harold, G.T., Leve, L.D., Barrett, D., Neiderhiser, J. M, Natsuaki, M. N., Shaw, D., Gaysina, D., Reiss, D. (2014). Adoptive parent hostility and children's peer behaviour problems: Examining the role of genetically-informed child attributes on adoptive parent behaviourDevelopmental Psychology, 50(5), 1543-1552.

Natsuaki, M. N., Shaw, D. S., Neiderhiser, J. M., Ganiban, J. M., Harold, G.T., Reiss, D., & Leve, L.D. (2014). Raised by depressed parents: Is it an environmental risk? Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 17(4), 357-367. 

Lewis, G., Collishaw, S., Thapar, A., Harold, G.T. (2014). Parent-child hostility and child and adolescent depression symptoms. The direction of effects, role of genetic factors and gender. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 23 (5), 317-327.

Hay, D.F., Waters, C.S., Perra, O., Swift, N., Kairis, V., Phillips, R., Jones, R., Thapar, A., Harold, G.T., Van Goozen, S. (2014). Precursors to aggression are evident by 6 months of age. Developmental Science, 17(3), 471-480.

Thapar, A., Harold, G.T. (2014). Why is there such a mismatch between traditional heritability estimates and molecular genetic findings for behavioural traitsJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55(10), 1088-1091. 

Haller, J., Harold, G.T., Sandi, C., & Neumann, I. D. (2014). Effects of adverse early-life events on aggression and anti-social behaviours in animals and humansJournal of Neuroendocrinology, 26, 724-738. 

Chen, J., Li, X., Natsuaki, M.N., Leve, L.D., Harold, G.T. (2014). Genetic and environmental influences on depressive symptoms in Chinese adolescentsBehaviour Genetics, 44(1), 36-44. 

Kazantseva, A., Gaysina, D., Kutlumbetova, Y., Kanzafarova, R., Malykh, S., Lobaskova, M., & Khusnutdinova, E. (2014). Brain derived neurotrophic factor gene (BDNF) and personality traits: The modifying effect of season of birth and sexProgress in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 56C, 58-65. 

Gaysina, D., Gardner, M. P., Richards, M., & Ben-Shlomo, Y. (2014). Cortisol and cognitive function in midlife: the role of childhood cognition and educational attainmentPsychoneuroendocrinology, 47,189-198. 

Richards, M., Barnett, J.H., Xu Man, K., Croudace, T.J., Gaysina, D., Kuh, D., & Jones, P. B. (2014). Lifetime affect and midlife cognitive function in a prospective birth cohort studyBritish Journal of Psychiatry, 204(3), 194-199. 

Sellers, R., Harold, G.T., Elam, K., Rhoades, K. A., Potter, R., Mars, B., Craddock, N., Thapar, A., Collishaw, S. (2014). Maternal depression and co-occurring antisocial behaviour: Testing maternal hostility and warmth as mediators of risk for offspring psychopathologyJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55(2), 112-120. 

Poulton, R., Van Ryzin, M., Harold, G.T., Chamberlain, P., Arseneault, L., Conner, M., Leve, L.D. (2014). Effects of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care on psychotic symptoms in girls. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 53(12), 1279-1287.

Harold, G.T. & DeGarmo, D. S. (2014). Concerns regarding Green et al. Evaluation of MTFC-A for adolescents in English care. British Journal of Psychiatry, 205(6), 214-215.

Rhoades, K., Leve, L.D., Harold, G.T., Kim, H. K., Chamberlain, P. (2014). Drug use trajectories after a randomized control trial of MTFC: Associations with partner drug useJournal of Research on Adolescence, 24(1), 40-54. 

2013

Harold, G.T., Leve, L.D., Barrett, D., Elam, K., Neiderhiser, J. M., Natsuaki, M. N., Shaw, D. S., Reiss, D., Thapar, A. (2013). Biological and rearing mother influences on child ADHD symptoms: Revisiting the developmental interface between nature and nurtureJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54(10), 1038-1046. 

Lewis, K., Elam, K., Sellers, R., Rhoades, K., Bevan-Jones, R., Thapar, A., Rice, F., Collishaw, S., Harold, G.T. (2013). The Depression Impairment Scale for Parents (DISP): A new scale for the measurement of impairment in depressed parents. Psychiatry Research, 20(3), 1184-1190.


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Practice and Policy Reports

Becker, B., Sellers, R., & Harold, G. T. (2021). Written Evidence submitted to the Joint Committee on Human Rights: The Right to Family Life: Adoption of Children of Unmarried Women 1949-1976.

Sellers, R. (2021) Contribution to 'Changing Hearts & Minds' a report for William Templeton Foundation for Young People's Mental Health (YPMH) Changing Hearts, Changing Minds – September 2021 - YPMH

Sellers, R., (2021) Contribution to International Public Policy Observatory (IPPO) evidence-based report (March 2021). Youth Mental Health, & Summer Holiday Supports in Context of Covid. IPPO | What should summer support programmes look like for schoolchildren this year? (covidandsociety.com)

Sellers, R., Smith, A. F., & Harold, G.T. (2018). Family Relationship Influences on Youth Mental Health: Moving from Evidence to Implementation. Blog post, Capita One.

Harold, G.T, Chowdry H, Arzilli F, Sellers, R., & Smith A F. (2017). Reducing Societal Costs of Inter-Parental Conflict: Introducing a Cascade Model to Estimate Cumulative Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA).

Acquah, D., Sellers, R., Stock, L., & Harold, G.T. (2017). Inter-parental conflict and outcomes for children in the contexts of poverty and economic stress: Implications aimed at improving outcomes for children. London, Early Intervention Foundation (EIF). 

Department for Work & Pensions (2017). Improving lives: Helping Workless Families - evidence base

Harold, G.T., Hampden-Thompson, G., Rodic, M., & Sellers, R. (2017). An evaluation of the AdOpt parenting programme.

Sellers, R. (2017). What Role does the Inter-parental Relationship play in Supporting Positive Child Development in the Early Years and Enhancing Outcomes in Later Life? Think Piece, Action for Children. 

Harold, G.T., Acquah, D., Sellers, R., Chowdry, H., & Feinstein, L. (2016). What works to enhance inter-parental relationships and improve outcomes for children. Early Intervention Foundation - Evidence. 

Sellers, R., Smith, A. F., & Harold G.T. (2016). Examining the added value provided by Child Contact Centres, report commissioned by Welsh Assembly Government, through CAFCASS Cymru.


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Books and Book Chapters

Collishaw, S., & Sellers, R. (2020). Trends in child and adolescent mental health prevalence, outcome and inequalities. In E. Taylor, F. Verhulst, J. Chee Meng Wong, & K. Yoshida (Eds.), Mental health and illness worldwide, mental health and illness of children and adolescents. Springer Publishing. 

Harold, G.T., & Leve, L.D. (2018). Parents as partners: How the parental relationship affects children’s psychological development. In A. Balfour, M. Morgan, & C. Vincent (eds.), How Couple relationships shape our World (pp. 25-56). Routledge.

Stein, A., & Harold, G.T. (2015). Impact of parental psychiatric disorder and physical illness on children’s psychological outcomes. Rutter’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 6th Edition. Wiley Blackwell: London.

Reynolds, J., Houlston, C., Coleman, L., & Harold, G.T. (2014). Parental Conflict: Outcomes and Interventions for Children and Families. Policy Press: Bristol.


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Conferences, Symposia, Public Lectures 2021

Sellers, R. Unpacking Nature from Nurture: Examining How Family relationship processes affect child and adolescent mental health. The Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland Autumn meeting (keynote speech). October, 2021, online.

Sellers, R. Trends in Youth Mental Health: Supporting young people during Covid-19 Pandemic. National Youth Service MoD, webinar. January, 2021, online.

Sellers, R. Supporting Youth Mental Health in a Digital World: insights from eNurture. National Centre for Mental health Child Mental Health Week Programme of Dissemination (keynote speaker). Cardiff University. Cardiff, January, 2021, online.

Sellers, R. Physical Exercise & Youth Mental Health. William Templeton Foundation for Young People’s Mental Health Briefing Workshop. November 2021, online.

Sellers, R. Trends in Youth Mental Health. Scotland Senior Regional Youth Workers MoD CPD training, webinar. October 2021, online.

Becker, S. Young carers research and policy in Europe. SAMS – Samarbetsförbundet kring funktionshinder rf (a disability rights organisational conference; keynote speaker). Finland, 8 December 2021, online.

Becker, S. Social Mobility and the levelling up agenda for vulnerable young people. Making Levelling Up Our Business Conference (keynote speaker). University of York, 22 November 2021.

Becker, S. The Secret lives of young carers. The Secret Life of Carers: Carers New South Wales Conference (keynote speaker). Sydney, Australia, 7 October 2021, online.

Becker, S. Young carers in Europe; Research and ways forward. The Portuguese webinar on young carers, in collaboration with the City Council of Vila Nova de Gaia, co-hosted by Eurocarers (keynote speaker). Portugal, 6 October 2021, online.

Becker, S. Young carers’ transitions to adulthood, higher education and paid employment: Research findings from the UK. Pausentaste’: Young Adult Carer - junge Erwachsene mit Pflegeverantwortung am Übergang zwischen Schule, Studium/Ausbildung und Beruf [Young Adult Carer - young adults with caring responsibilities at the transition between school, study/training and work; keynote speaker]. Germany, 5 October 2021, online.

Becker, S. Young carers. Young carers research and practice forum, UK, 27 September, 2021 online.

Becker, S. Young carers: Children as family carers – research, policy and practice. University College Dublin Academic Child & Adolescent Psychiatry COVID-19 & Mental Health Weekly Webinar Series (Webinar 66), Dublin, 17 September, 2021, online.

Becker, S. Reflections on thirty years of young carers’ research, policy and practice – progress and next steps. 3rd International Young Carers Conference (keynote speech). Sweden, 5 May 2021, online.

Guggiari, E., Leu, A., & Becker, S. A cross-national and comparative classification of in-country awareness and policy responses to ‘young carers': What has changed in 4 years? 3rd International Young Carers Conference (keynote speech). Sweden, 4 May 2021, online.

2020

Harold, G. T., Sellers, R., DeGarmo, D., Leve, L., Nixon, E., Brown, A., Browne, W., Marquez, J., Feinstein, L. Examining a cascade model of Inter-parental conflict effects on outcomes for children in two longitudinal general population samples. Oral Presentation, Growing up in Ireland (GUI) Conference. October 2020, online.

Sellers, R. Resilience processes. Cardiff University SpR CPD training day, Cardiff, January, 2020.

Harold, G.T.  Harmful Conflict CAWAC Conference. CAFCASS Wales. SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff, Wales 07 February 2020

Harold, G.T. The Next Steps for the Troubled Families Programme: Implementing An Integrated Approach to Supporting Disadvantaged Families. Government Events London. 23 January 2020

2019

Collishaw, S., Sellers, R. Trends in pre-adolescent mental health. Cardiff University SpR CPD training day, Cardiff, December, 2019.

Sellers R. Youth Engagement in Research: insights from eNurture. eNurture and HDI Joint Network Event, Nottingham University, October, 2019.

Harold G. T., Leve L., Sellers R. How Can Genetically Informed Research Help Inform the Next Generation of Interparental and Parenting Interventions? Cardiff University SpR CPD training day, Cardiff, July, 2019.

Sellers, R. How Family Factors Affect Long-Term Mental Health Outcomes: An Update on the Evidence. University of Sussex Library Conference (keynote speaker). Brighton June, 2019.

Sellers R, Harold G. T., Smith A. F., Neiderhiser J, Reiss D, Shaw D, Natsuaki N M, Thapar A., Leve L D. Disentangling Nature from Nurture: Unpacking the Malleability of Heritability in Adopted Children’s Academic Attainment. Symposium, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Conference. Baltimore, Maryland, March, 2019.

Sellers, R. Supporting Student Mental Health: Understanding Risk and Resilience Processes. Preston School, Yeovil CPD training (keynote speaker). Taunton, January, 2019.

Harold, G.TThe Role of Inter-parental Relationship for Child Mental Health and Development: Recent Research, Practice, and Policy Developments. British Council Active Citizens Symposium 2019.  University of Sussex. 08-10 December 2019

Harold, G.T.  The Digital World - How the digital world affects children and young people. School council Seminar, Rhiwbina Primary School, Cardiff.  05 December 2019

Harold, G.T. Evidence Gaps in Child Mental Health. UNICEF Leading Minds Conference 2019. Florence, Italy. 07-09 November 2019

Harold, G.T. Mental Health, Educational Attainment and Life Chances. NatCen - Shaping Futures: Mental Health and Educational Attainment in Adolescents. Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London. 06 November 2019 (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. Parental conflict and the impact on children's mental health. The Sussex Family Justice Board Conference. The Grand Hotel Brighton. 19 October 2019 (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. Family Relationship Influences on Children's Mental Health: Unpacking Nature from Nurture. Relatiosnhip Foundation Conference. Cambridge. 13 September 2019 (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. Revisiting the Nature of Nurture: Promoting Children's Positive Mental Health in a Digital World. Better Brighton Meeting. YMCA, Brighton. 18 July 2019 (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. How Family Factors Affect Long-Term Mental Health Outocmes: An Update on the Evidence. University of Sussex Library Division.  18 June 2019 (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. Revisiting the Nature of Nurture: Promoting Children's Positive Mental Health in a Digital World. Catalyst Psychology Inclusion Matters 2019: Children in a Digital Age. Manchester. 14 June 2019 (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. UKRI Mental Health Networks - eNurture Network. 1st International Confernece on Mental Health and Wellbeing of Postgraduate Researchers. Brighton. 16-17 May 2019 (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. The Nurture Network (eNurture). Promoting Mental Health for Young People in a Digital World. Cross-disciplinary Mental Health Network Launch. London. 17 April 2019

Harold, G.T. Adverse Childhood Experiences and Young People's Menatl Health: More of the Same or Opportunity for Real Change? Barnardo's Cymru Family Support conference Supporting Families' Futures: Partnership working for positive outcomes. Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff. 27 March 2019 (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. Revisiting the Nature of Nurture: Promoting Children's Positive Mental Health in a Digital World. ACAMH National Conference. Attachment & Early Intervention: Improving emotional wellbeing and relationships in the family and at school.  Royal College of Physicians, London. 08 March 2019 (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. Inter Parental Conflict: Children's Mental Health. Healthy Child Programme Forum. Conference Centre, Brighton University, Brighton. 14 February 2019 (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. Supporting Parents, Families and Children: An Intergenerational Perspective. Rudd Centre Symposium. University of Sussex, Brighton. 07 February 2019 (Keynote Speaker)

2018

Sellers, R. Assessing Interparental Conflict & Related Family Processes for Youth Mental Health. Oral presentation. Helping Parents, helping children, Brighton & Hove City Council Conference, Brighton, June, 2018.

Sellers, R. Examining the interplay between parent-child mental health: Revisiting an Intergenerational transmission framework. Oral presentation, University of Otago Seminar Series, Christchurch New Zealand, March, 2018.

Harold, G.T.  MindTech Debate - Growing up in a digital world: do the benefits to mental health outweigh the risks?  NIHR MindTech MIC National Symposium 2018. Improving Lives with Digital Mental Healthcare. 05 December 2018. Royal College of Physicians, London (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T.  The Nurture Network (eNurture). Promoting Mental Health for Young People in a Digital World. Nurture Network Launch. 30 November 2018. St Martin's-in-the-Field, London (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. Strategies for ameliorating the effect of adverse childhood eperienes (ACEs). Association of Educational Psychologists. AEP Annual Confernece. Developing Resilience & Advocacy. 15-16 November 2019. Manchester.

Harold, G.T.  Impact of ACEs on performance in school. Police and Partners ACEs Programme Early Action Together Event. 13-14 November 2018. Newport, Wales (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. How Research Informs our Understanidng of Young People's Mental Health. converting Evidence into New Knowledge and Practice. ESRC Festival of Science. 09 November 2019. The Commonweal School, Swindon (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. How the Inter-parental Relationship Affects Children's Mental Health. Implications for Understanding the Impacts of Parental Divorce. Parenting, Child Wellbeing and Development Conference. Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) International Conference. 23-24 October 2018. Doha, Qatar (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. Parental conflict and the impact on chldren, thier parents and thier life chances. Messages from Research. Reducing Family Conflict Conference Rochdale. 03 October 2018. Rochdale Town Hall, Rochdale Borough Council (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. Adverse Childhood Experiences and Young People's Mental Health: Moving the Evidence Forward. Place2Be Conference.  03 July 2018. Clifford Chance, Canary Wharf London (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. How the Interparental Relationship affects Children’s Mental Health: Theory, Research and Practice Implications. Brighton & Hove City Coun cil Reducing parental Conflict - helping parents, helping children Conference. 20 June 2018. AMEX Community Stadium, Brighton (Keynote speaker)

Harold, G.T. Yound People's Mental Health in Schools: Understanding an Responding to the Evidence. University of Cambridge Open Seminar. University of Cambridge. 16 May 2018 (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. Adverse Childhood Experience and Young People's Mental Health: A Practice Focused Update on the Evidence. Barnardo's Lecture on Adverse Childhood Experiences on the Mental Health of Chldren and young people. Westminster, London (Keynote Speaker) 

Harold, G.T. Putting Parenting Support into Perspective: An Update on Research and Intervention Evidence. Department of Children and Youth Affairs Ireland. Policy Innovation Unit, Dublin, Ireland. 02 May 2018 (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T.  Family Relationships Processes and Youth Mental Health in the contexts of Adoption and Foster-Care: Revisiting the Development Interface Between Nature and Nurture. 2018 Rudd Adoption Conference. UMass Amherst, Massachusetts USA (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T.  How the Inter-Parental Relationship affects Children's Mental Health: Theory, Research and Practice Implications. Changing Futures North East, Hartlepool. 8 February 2018 (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. Family Relationship Processes and Youth Mental Health in the contexts of Adoption and Foster-Care: Revisiting the Developmental Interface Between Nature and Nurture. School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University. 12 January 2018 (Keynote Speaker) 

2017

Harold, G.T. The relative role of genetic and family environmental influences on children's emotional and behavioural development. Children in Wales Early Years Conference 2017.  6 December 2017. Cardiff, Wales (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. Family Relatioship Influences on Youth Mental Healt: Moving from Evidence to Implementation. The Irish Inter-Church Meeing - Proclaiming Christ to Families Today. Irish Council of Churches.  23-24 November 2017. Newry, Co. Down, N. Ireland (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T.  Family Relationship Influences on Youth Mental Healt: Moving from Evidence to Implementation. Think Family Conference. 08 November 2017. City Hall, Bristol (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. How the Inter-Parental Relatioship Affects Children's Mental Health: Moving from Evidence to Implementation. Brighton & ove Children's Centre's Team Day. 01 November 2017. Brighton (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T.  How the Inter-Parental Relatioship Affects Children's Mental Health: Moving from Evidence to Implementation. Cardiff Flying Start 11th Annual Conference. 06 September 2017. Cardiff (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. Genetic and Family Relationship Influences on Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Disentangling Nature from Nurture. ESCAP Conference. 6-9 July 2017. Geneva, Switzerland (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. How the Inter-Parental Relationship Affects Children’s Mental Health: Moving from Evidence to Implementation. Doncaster. 18 May 2017 (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T.Improving Mental health Services for Children and Young People. Inside Government. 17 May 2017 (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. How should services reflect what we know abou tthe importance of the inter-parental relationship? Early Intervention Foundation National Conferene 2017: Putting evidence into action. 11 May 2017. Royal College of Physicians, London (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. Family Relationship Influences on Youth Mental Health: Understanding the Nature of Nurture. SISN (Safe Inclusinve Schools Network). 09 May 2017. Moray School of Education, Edinburgh.

Harold, G.T. How Family Relationships Affect Children's Mental Health: Implications for UK Practice. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Academic Seminar. 08 May 2017. Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London.

Harold, G.T. Family Relationshiop Influences on Children's mental Healt: An Adoption focused Perspective. National Adoption Service Conference. "Improving Outcomes in Adoption: Moving on and Managing Relationships". 30 March 2017. Principality Stadium, Cardiff (Keynote Speaker).

Sellers, R., Smith, A. Family Relationship Influences on Youth Mental Health: Moving from Evidence to Implementation. Oral presentation, Youth Justice Convention, Leicester, November, 2017.

Sellers, R. Examining the interplay between parent - child mental health: Revisiting an Intergenerational transmission framework. Oral presentation, BSMS Seminar Series, University of Sussex, October, 2017.

Sellers R, Harold G. T., Smith A. F., Neiderhiser J, Reiss D, Shaw D, Natsuaki N M, Thapar A., Leve L D. Mother and father parenting processes, child ADHD symptoms and academic performance: Examining a process-oriented model. Poster presentation. Cardiff University Adoption Conference, Cardiff, June, 2017.

Harold, G. T. & Sellers, R. Assessing the Impacts of Inter-Parental Conflict and Violence on Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Oral Presentation. CPD Training Barnardo’s Cymru Practitioners, Newport, May, 2017.

Sellers R, Harold G. T., Smith A. F., Neiderhiser J, Reiss D, Shaw D, Natsuaki N M, Thapar A., Leve L D. Individual and family processes underlying child ADHD and academic attainment: Utilizing a genetically sensitive research design. Poster presentation, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) conference. Austin Texas, April, 2017.

Sellers, R. Family Relationship Influences on Children’s Mental Health: Promoting Transformational Change. Better Relationships Conference, Hertfordshire County Council (keynote speaker), Hertfordshire, March, 2017.

Sellers, R. Family Relationship Influences on Children’s Mental Health: An Adoption Perspective. National Adoption Service (NAS) Conference (keynote speaker), Cardiff, March, 2017.

2016

Harold, G.T. Family Relationship Influences on Children's Mental Health: New Research, Emerging Themes, Future Opportunities. Flying Start and Families First Conference, Newport, Wales. 7th December 2016

Harold, G.T.Family Relationship Influences on Children's Mental Health: New Research, Emerging Themes, Future Opportunites. Sussex Rudd Centre Symposium. University of Sussex. 15 November 2016.

Harold, G.T. How Parents Affect Children and vice versa: An Adoption-Focused Perspective. Post Adoption Centre Uk (PAC-UK) Conference. Adoption: Living Life to the full. London 8-9 November 2016

Harold, G.T.Family Relationship Influences on Children's Mental Health: New Research, Emerging Themes, future Opportunities. Growing up in Ireland Conference. Dublin, Ireland. 1-4 November 2016

Harold, G.T.Family Relationships Influences on Child Mental Health: Promoting Transformational Change. Barnardo's Scotland. Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh. 18 October 2016

Harold, G.T. Children’s outcomes and the importance of the couple relationship. Marriage Care Confernece, Keele University, Staffordshire. 17 September 2016

Harold, G.T. Workshop exploring the evidence on inter-parental relationships and implications for research, practice and policy. Early Intervention Foundation Conference: Early Years, Parenting & Family Relationships. Birmingham. 12 July 2016

Harold, G.T. Utilising Genetically Sensitive Research Designs to Inform Understanding of Youth Mental Health. MRC Social Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) King's College London. Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience - Denmark Hill, London. 22nd June 2016

Harold, G.T. Early Prevention and Detection of Mental Disorders: Promoting a Cross Sector Approach. Young People's Mental Health in Europe: Promoting Prevention and Early Intervention Through Multi-Sector Cooperation. Brussels, Belgium. 26 April 2016

Harold, G.T. How can supporting couple relationships improve children's life chances? Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) Annual National Conference. Recongnising Risks, Supporting Brighter Futures. Royal College of Physicians, London. 12 April 2016

Harold, G.T. Father Engagement Seminar Department for Work and Pensions – Children, Families and Disadvantaged Directorate. London. 29 February 2016

Harold, G.T. The future for adoption, fostering and special guardianship - improving the adoption process, reducing delay and providing better support for families. Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar: Next steps for children in care - regionalising adoption, improving outcomes and new standards for children's homes. Royal Over-Seas League, London. 24 February 2016

Harold, G.T. What do we know about reducing inter-generational transmission of poor mental health by better understanding the impact of inter-parental relationship conflicts? Psychological therapies in the NHS - 9th Annual New Savoy Conference. London. 03-04 February 2016.

Sellers, R. Mental Health Support for Abused and Neglected Children. NSPCC Roundtable, Conservative Party Conference, Birmingham, October, 2016.

Harold, G., Hampden-Thompson, G., Rodic, M., & Sellers, R. AdOpt Evaluation Findings. National Implementation Service (NIS) Update and training day (keynote speaker). Manchester, October, 2016.

Sellers R, Harold G. T., Smith A. F., Neiderhiser J, Reiss D, Shaw D, Natsuaki N M, Thapar A., Leve L D. Disentangling Nature from Nurture: Unpacking the Malleability of Heritability in Adopted Children’s Academic Attainment. Symposium, International Society of Intelligence Research (ISIR) conference, St Petersburg, July, 2016.

Sellers, R., Harold, G. T. Assessing the Impacts of Inter-Parental Conflict and Violence on Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Oral Presentation. CPD Training Barnardo’s Cymru Practitioners, Newport, July, August, October, 2016.

2015

Harold, G.T. Genetic and environmental risk factors for child and adolescent mental health disorders: an update on the evidence. School of Psychology research siminar series Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.  09December 2015

Harold, G.T. Genetic and environmental risk factors for child and adolescent mental health disorders: an update on the evidence. The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) - Third National Conference.  Dublin, Ireland. 27 November 2015

Harold, G. T. How the quality of the inter-parental relationship affects chldren: The evidence. Department for Work and Pensions. London. 20 November, 2015

Harold,G.T.S upporting Families to Support Children: What Really Works? Goldsmiths University of London International Conference. November 2nd & 3rd 2015

Harold, G.T. Examining the role of biological risk for ADHD on family processes among a sample of adoptive parents and children. Eunethydis, Stockholm, Sweden. 6 – 10 October 2015

Harold, G.T. Family Relationship Influences on Children's Mental Health: An Adoption Perspective. East Sussex Virtual School for Children in Care. Annual Conference. University of Sussex, Brighton. June 30th 2015

Harold, G.T. Family Relationship Influences on Children's Mental Health: An Adoption Perspective. Adoption UK, Steyning Centre, Steyning, West Sussex. June 16th 2015

Harold, G.T.Family Relationship Influences on Chldren's Mental Health. Inaugural Professorial Lecture. University of Sussex, Brighton, East Sussex. June 10th  2015.

Harold,G.T. Biological Risk for ADHD: Disruptive Family Relationships and Child Psychopathology: Findings from an Adoption design.  Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial meeting, Philadelphia USA. March 18-21st 2015

Harold, G.T. Disentangling Nature from Nurture: Unpacking the Malleability of Heritability in Adopted Children’s Academic Attainment. Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial meeting, Philadelphia, USA, March 18-21st 2015

Harold, G.T. Family Relationship on Children’s Mental Health: Bridging the causes versus consequences divide. All Party Parliamentary Group, House of Commons, Westminster London. March 17th 2015 (Keynote Speaker)

Sellers, R. Disentangling Nature from Nurture: Unpacking the Malleability of Heritability in Adopted Children’s Academic Attainment. International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 14th 2015.

Sellers R, Harold G. T., Smith A. F., Neiderhiser J, Reiss D, Shaw D, Natsuaki N M, Thapar A., Leve L D. Disentangling Nature from Nurture: Unpacking the Malleability of Heritability in Adopted Children’s Academic Attainment. Symposium, International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS). 2015.

2014

Harold, G.T. Family relationship influences on Children’s Psychopathology: Revisiting the Developmental Interface between Nature and Nurture. Kick off Workshop for AU Network of Public Child Mental Health, Aarhus University, Denmark. 11-13 December 2014.

Harold, G.T. The Interplay between Family Processes and Child Mental health: Promoting Resilience Pathways. Mental Health Leaders Collaborative, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff, November 25th 2014 (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. Family Relationship Influences on Children’s Mental Health.  Disentangling Nature from Nurture: Research implications for Adoption Services. Family Futures Annual Making Connections Conference: Research to Practice. London, November 21st 2014 (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G. T. Family relationship influences on Children’s Psychopathology: Revisiting the Developmental Interface between Nature and Nurture. The International Organisation for Forensic Practitioners (TIOFP) Conference: Surviving and understanding trauma: Combining perspectives. University of Liverpool, Liverpool, November 12th 2014 (Keynote Speaker)

Harold, G.T. Family Relationship Influences on Children’s Conduct Problems: An Adoption Focused Perspective. Adoptive Families Group (AFG) East Sussex, UK, October 21st 2014 (Invited Public Seminar/Lecture).

Harold, G.T. Family Relationship Influences on Children’s Psychopathology: Revisiting the Developmental Interface between Nature and Nurture. Post Adoption Group (PAG) Brighton, UK, October 14th 2014 (Invited Public Seminar/Lecture).

Harold, G.T. Childhood attachment and trauma and its impact on anti-social behaviour. Understanding Complexity: the Challenge for Youth Justice Five Nations Conference, Five Nations Network, Cardiff, Wales, September 10th & 11th 2014 (Keynote Speaker).

Harold, G.T. Family Relationship Influences on Children: How the Inter-Parental Relationship affects Children’s Psychological Development. Domestic Abuse - The Whole Picture. Barnardo’s Cymru, Wales, UK, June 24th 2014 (Keynote Speaker).

Harold, G.T. How Parents Affect Children and Children Affect Parents in the Context of Adoption – a Focus on Mental Health. British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) - Health Group Conference. Birmingham, UK, June 23rd 2014 (Keynote Speaker).

Harold, G.T. Family Relationship Influences on Children’s Psychopathology: Theory, Research and Practice Implications. Postgraduate Psychology Conference. Southampton University, UK, June 20th 2014 (Keynote Speaker).

Harold, G.T. Family Relationship Influences on Children’s Psychological Development. London, February 12th 2014 (Invited Public Lecture).

Harold, G.T. Family Relationship Influences on Children’s Psychopathology: Revisiting the Developmental Interface between Nature and Nurture. School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Feb 5th 2014 (Invited Presentation).

Gaysina, D., Richards, M., Kuh, D., & Hardy, R. (2014, September). Pubertal maturation and affective symptoms in adolescence and adulthood: evidence from a prospective birth cohort. In M. Landberg (Chair), Transition to Adulthood. Symposium conducted at the 14th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research on Adolescence, Cesme, Izmir, Turkey.

Gaysina, D. (2014, September). Molecular genetic investigations in education. In T. Tikhomirova (Chair), Interdisciplinary research in education. Symposium conducted at the Interdisciplinary Academic Forum Moscow Science Week, Moscow, Russia.

Sellers, R., Maughan B., Pickles, A., Thapar, A., Collishaw, S. Time trends in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Symposium, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) conference, Philadelphia, April, 2014.

Sellers, R., Maughan B., Pickles, A., Thapar, A., Collishaw, S. Trends in child emotional, conduct and ADHD problems in Great Britain and their impact: 1999 – 2008. Symposium, Royal College of Psychiatrists annual conference, Cardiff, September, 2014.

2013

Harold, G.T. Family Relationship Influences on Children: Links between Family Processes, Child Development and Youth Crime. Youth Justice Board Seminar, Llandrindod Wells, Nov 5th 2013 (Keynote Speaker).

Harold, G. T. Improving Mental Health Outcomes for Children in Wales. Children’s Services Meeting, Welsh Government, October 20th 2013 (Invited Government Lecture/Seminar).Back to top

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Rudd Centre
Faculty of Education
University of Cambridge
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Centre Director

Professor Gordon Harold

Centre Deputy Director

Dr Ruth Sellers

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