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Professor in the Department of PsychologyL7543287, 43278 (lab)
Member of the Centre for Developmental Psychology 
Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing +44 (0) 191 33 43287


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 interests

  • prenatal to postnatal development
  • fetal development
  • premature infant development
  • maternal stress and depression
  • mother-infant interaction

Research groups

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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


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

  • Reissland, N. (2006). Teaching a baby the language of emotions: a father's experience. Zero-to-Three 27: 42-47.