Wellbeing, Smartphones and Interactions Research Project

Wellbeing, Smartphones and Interactions Research Project

A PhD research project exploring the links between maternal mental health, infant development, smartphone use, and mother-infant synchrony.

University of Edinburgh, School of Health in Social Science

About this PhD

My name is Lisa Golds, and I started my PhD in September 2020. I am currently in my third year of research. Before I started my PhD, I worked in early years settings, both in...
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About this blog

  It is easy to get wrapped up in academic jargon when you are doing a PhD. It is also easy to find yourself in a position where you are seen as the ‘expert’, talking...
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Support and Resources

A space to share resources with mums and families that may be useful. We could all do with a little extra help now and again – whether that is additional reading resources about something we...
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What influences dyadic synchrony?

Within our lives there are things that we experience that can either be seen as risk factors or protective factors. When a mother and her baby are first developing their...
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Why is synchrony important?

Every baby has their own personality. It seems that from birth, each baby will have their own opinions and preferences about certain activities and if they don't want to do...
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Mother-Infant Interactions

It is likely that you have often been told that relationships are important for an infant's development. The work of John Bowlby (1968) regarding attachment theory is well known and...
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About this PhD

Before I started my PhD, I worked in early years settings, both in the UK and Hong Kong and have spent my whole adult life working with and for families...
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