About the author:

Since before my first child arrived 38 years ago, I have had an active interest in parenting. My research particularly explored the role of the father but also considered life experiences like the effects of parental separation on families. My more recent focus has been on how children’s thinking develops within communication.

What I want to achieve:

I want to influence the public debate on parenting, as this is the most important job most of us ever do, but is the one for which we are the least prepared and often the least supported.