Professor Emeritus Ian St James-Roberts

    • BA PhD FBPsS CPsychol
    • Professor of Child Psychology
  • Faculty:
    • Faculty of Children and Learning
  • Department:
    • Childhood, Families and Health
  • Summary:
    • Broadly, my research interests are in infant and child development, particularly social, emotional and behavioural development. A common theme involves the question of how children acquire self-regulation, and how within-child and environmental factors support this process, or contribute to vulnerabilities and the development of problems. More specifically, my research includes studies of infant crying and sleeping behaviour and problems, attention and attention deficits, temperament, learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties in pre-school and school children, and interventions to help vulnerable children and young people.
  • Teaching:
    • MA in Developmental Psychology and Psychobiology
      MA/MSc in Child Development
      MA in Methodology and Statistics
      MA in Atypical Development
  • Research:
  • Postgraduate Research:
    • Zeynep Okura - a study of a befriending scheme for children in Turkish orphanages
      Anna Bezevegki - a controlled trial of the effectiveness of the SEAL programme for promoting socio-emotional development of primary school children
      Magdalena Cajic - an evaluation of the impact of the COMPASS programme on year 11 students who have experienced school exclusions
      Colm Lonergan - perspectives of health and education professionals on assessment, diagnosis and intervention for children with a diagnosis of ADHD.
  • Professional Activities:
    • Fellow of the British Psychological Society
      Chartered Psychologist
      Member of the Executive Committee of the UK Association for Infant Mental Health
      Editorial Board member of Current Pediatric Reviews
      Provide reports for the Medical Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, and scientific journals including the British Journal of Developmental Psychology; Child Development; Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology; Early Development & Parenting; Early Human Development; Infant Behavior & Development; the Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry; Pediatrics.