Children's Services

Best Practice: Using evidence to improve outcomes for children and families

Meet the team - Research Psychologists

Maria Traill - Maria completed an Honours degree in psychology in 2003 and then worked as a psychology assistant in a variety of NHS settings. During this time she undertook research in physical health, adult mental health and in an adolescent mental health & forensic unit. Maria is currently undertaking a Masters degree in Research Methods through the Open University. She started with the teamin October 2006.

Dr Cara Osborne - Cara completed an Honours degree in Psychology in 2002, an MSc in Research Methods in Psychology in 2004 and a PhD in Psychology at the University of Southampton in 2008, focusing on facial recognition. She started with the team in October 2007.

Dr Amy Warhurst - Amy completed an Honours degree in Psychology in 2004, and a PhD in Psychology at the University of Hull in 2009. Her PhD research focused on dyslexia and other reading problems, and the reading strategies adopted by poor readers. She started with the team in September 2008.