Psychology and social work with children and families
My research interests are attachment and relationship issues in at-risk families and out-of home care settings. One focus is the role of fathers with difficult family histories struggling between their own childhood experiences and the motivation to improve their own parent-child involvement.
I have worked as a social worker with families and in group-home settings and it is interesting to see how children and young people develop under difficult circumstances.
In the research work I am doing now, I understand the role of the parents even better and see their struggle to improve the circumstances and relationships with their children.