Andrew and Virginia Rudd Centre for Adoption Research and Practice

Publications

Scientific Papers

Adoption, Foster Care, Research and Practice

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

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]

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

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

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

Stein, A., & Harold, G. T. (in press). 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

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.

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. How Families Affect Children: Theory, Research and Practice Implications. 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).

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).

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.

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