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Dr Nadja Reissland, BSc. MA. DPhil (Oxon)

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Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology
Telephone: 43287, 43278 (lab)
Room number: L75
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43287

Contact Dr Nadja Reissland (email at n.n.reissland@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

My research interests are in early mother-infant interaction starting prenatally from around 12 weeks of gestational age. I am currently working on the effect of maternal stress and depression on infant cognitive, emotional and social development.

Press Contacts

I am available for Press contact about
* Fetal development
*mother-infant interaction
* infant and child play
* infant and child emotional, social and cognitive development
* maternal postnatal depression and stress

Research Groups

Department of Psychology

Research Interests

  • Fetal development
  • Premature infant development
  • Maternal stress and depression
  • Mother-infant interaction

Indicators of Esteem

  • 2017: Athena Swan Equality Assessment panel : Athena Swan Equality charter mark Assessment panel assesing 4 Departments/Universities Feb 2017
  • 2017: Athena Swan Race Equality Charter Mark review panel : Athena Swan Race Equality Charter Mark review panel Feb 2016
  • 2017: Invited address Royal Society of Psychiatrists :

    Invited address Royal Society of Psychiatrists ( Nov 2017)

  • 2017: Invited CPD accredited lecture :

    Invited CPD accredited lecture entitled: Fetal development and the effects of 4D scanning on prenatal attachment: making the fetus a person Nottingham Small Steps Lottery funded program (2017). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXVuEBz0Uaw&feature=youtu.be

  • 2017: Invited plenary address,The Japan Academy of Neursonology,Japan :

    June 2017, Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan: The 36th Annual Congress of The Japan Academy of Neursonology: invited plenary address entitled: The potential of assessing fetal neurobehavioral development using the Fetal Observable Movement System (FOMS)

  • 2017: Member of the Inner Assessment Board Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS): Member of the Inner Assessment Board Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) Postdoctoral Assessment Board (2014, 2017) reviewing Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship applications meeting 12 and 13 April 2017 in Dublin at the headquarter of the Irish Research Council
  • 2016: Associate Editor Infant and Child Development:
  • 2016: Distinguished memorial lecture, Society for New Fetal Medicine and Science, Japan:

    November 2016, Otsu Japan: The 4th Conference of the Society for New Fetal Medicine and Science: “distinguished memorial lecture “ entitled: The untapped potential of using ultrasound to improve research and clinical practice

  • 2016: Invite talk International Marcé Society Australia:

    Sept 2016, The International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health: Melbourne, Australia: invited talk entitled: The effects of prenatal maternal stress and smoking on fetal behaviour.

  • 2016: Invited Plenary Speaker: Society for New Fetal Medicine and Science, Otsu, Japan
  • 2015: Houses of Paliament : Evidence to the AAPG conception to age 2
  • 2015: written evidence for NHS strategy:

    written evidence can be found under: NEWS and Resources/Parliament page

  • 2014: Editorial Board European Journal of Developmental Psychology:
  • 2013: Govenor and member of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee:
  • 2013: International Assessment Board evaluating the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowships 2013:

    Asssessing postdoctoral grant applications (1-3 years) including ELEVATE Marie Curie International Mobility Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • 2012: Govenor TEWVMember of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee: Govenor of the Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS foundation trust. Member of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee. Member of the improving experience of carers sub-committee.
  • 2012: International Assessment Board (IAB) evaluating the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowships 2012:
  • 2011: International Assessment Board (IAB) evaluating the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowships 2011: Invited member to serve on the board of the IRCHSS postdoctoral fellowships.

Selected Publications

Authored book

Chapter in book

Edited Journal

  • Reissland, N. & Hopkins, B. (2010). Towards a fetal psychology. Infant and Child Development, 19 John Wiley Blackwell.

Journal Article

Newspaper/Magazine Article

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Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Child health:
  • Stress:
  • Human biology and development: Fetal development
  • Psychology: Fetal development
  • Child health: Fetal development
  • Human biology and development: child health prenatal development maternal depression
  • Medical and health research topics: child health prenatal development maternal depression
  • Child health: child health prenatal development maternal depression
  • Stress: child health prenatal development maternal depression

Supervises

Selected Grants

  • 2013: Fellowship Japanese Science Foundation
  • 2013: Understanding light in the late term human fetus
  • 2009: British Academy Travel grant