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Dr. Nadja Reissland

D.Phil, MA, BSc, Cpsychol

Honorary Consultant James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough
Honorary Senior Research Associate, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University

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Fetal Observable movement system FOMS

My latest research concerns fetal development in relation to stress and depression as well as early mother infant interaction. My work on fetal movements  ( see Reissland & Kisilevsky eds, 2106) has potential for applications in healthcare settings informing parents about fetal abilities and effects of health behaviours on fetal wellbeing.

Current research projects concern: 

·       pre-natal development in relation to maternal stress and depression

·      the effects of smoking on prenatal and postnatal attachment

·      precursors of language development

·      Laterality and stress  

·       Emotional intelligence

Supervision: I supervise PhD candidates in the area of early maternal-infant interaction and fetal development.  

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Educational qualifications and posts held – Research interests & links – Publications

Past Secretary for the European Society of Developmental Psychology