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School of the Biological Sciences



Professor of Developmental Psychology, Department of Psychology

Claire Hughes studies the transition to parenthood and the role of early parent-infant interactions in mediating relations between prenatal wellbeing (in both fathers and mothers) and the early development of executive control and self-regulation. Learn more


Research Areas

Developmental psychology
Family relationships
Executive function
Theory of mind
Scaffolding in parent-child interactions
Mental health    


Longitudinal designs
Experimental tasks
Video-based coding
Automated analysis of linguistic environments
Latent variable analyses

Areas for Collaboration

Perinatal period
Mental health
Cross-cultural studies                                 

Research Themes