Andrew and Virginia Rudd Centre for Adoption Research and Practice

Publications

Scientific Papers

Adoption, Foster Care, Research and Practice

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. ISSN 0308-5759 (Accepted)

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.  

Hajal, N., Neiderhiser, J., Moore, G., Leve, L., Shaw, D., Harold, G., ... & Reiss, D. (2015). Angry Responses to Infant Challenges: Parent, Marital, and Child Genetic Factors Associated With Harsh Parenting. Child Development, 86(1), 80-93. [PDF 296.22KB]

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 youth. Development and Psychopathology, 26(4 Pt 2), 1461-1475. [PDF 406.98KB]

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 behaviour. Developmental Psychology, 50(5), 1543-1552. [PDF 140.86KB]

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 nurture. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54(10), 1038-1046. [PDF 377.12KB]

Family Processes, Mental Health and Development

Sellers, R., Harold, G.T., Smith, A.F., Neiderhiser, J.M., Reiss, D., Shaw, D., Natsuaki, M.N., thapar, A., Leve, L.D. (In Press/2019).  Disentangling Nature from Nurture in Examining the Interplay Between Parent-Child Relationships, ADHD, and Early Academic Attainment. Psychological Medicine.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Davidovich, S., Collishaw, S., Thapar, A.K., Harold, G.T., Thapar, A., 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., Thapar, A. (2016) Mental health resilience in the adolescent offspring of parents with depression: a prospective longitudinal study. Lancet Psychiatry, 3 (1). pp. 49-57.

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. [PDF 259.34KB]

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. [PDF 76.94KB]

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.

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 psychopathology. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55(2), 112-120. [PDF 258.57KB]

Lewis, K., Elam, K., Sellers, R., Rhoades, K., Bevan-Jones, R., Thapar, A., Rice, F., Collishaw, S., Harold, G. T., Thapar, A. (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. [PDF 266.54KB]

Biological Processes, Life Experiences and Development

Sellers, R, Rice F, Langley K, Maughan B, Pickles A, Thapar A, Collishaw S. (2019, in press). Using a cross-cohort comparison design to test the role of maternal smoking in pregnancy in child development: Evidence from two UK cohorts born four decades apart. International Journal of Epidemiology.

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.

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

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., Thapar, A.,
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.

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). [PDF 143.21KB]

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. [PDF 976.64KB]

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. [PDF 174.90KB]

Thapar, A., Harold, G. T. (2014). Why is there such a mismatch between traditional heritability estimates and molecular genetic findings for behavioural traits. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55(10), 1088-1091. [PDF 65.81KB]

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 humans. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 26, 724-738. [PDF 223.11KB]

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 sex. Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 56C, 58-65. [PDF 631.37KB]

Gaysina, D., Gardner, M. P., Richards, M., & Ben-Shlomo, Y. (2014). Cortisol and cognitive function in midlife: the role of childhood cognition and educational attainment. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 47,189-198. [PDF 616.29KB]

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 study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 204(3), 194-199. [PDF 329.71KB]

Intervention and Prevention Programme Development

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.

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. [PDF 271.20KB]

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. [PDF 322.53KB]

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 use. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 24(1), 40-54. [PDF 300.98KB]

Practice and Policy Reports

Books and Book Chapters

Sellers, R., Harold, G. T., Leve, L. D. (2019, in press). ‘Family Partnerships: The Role of the Interparental Relationship in Children’s Psychological Development’ in Partnership Relations from Adolescence to Adulthood. Wiley Press.

Collishaw, S., Sellers, R., (2019, in press). ‘Trends in child and adolescent mental health prevalence, outcome and inequalities’ in 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. How Couple Relationships Shape our World: Clinical Practice, Research and Policy Perspectives. pp. 25-55.

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.

Conferences, Symposia, Public Lectures

2020
Harold, G.T. 
Harmful Conflict CAWAC Conference. CAFCASS Wales. SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff, Wales07 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
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
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)

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

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.
Supporting 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.

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. December 11-13th 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. 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: 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.

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).

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