Dr Amy Bird

Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

Qualifications: PhD, PGDipClinPsyc

([email protected])


Anxiety; Child Behaviour; Human Behaviour; Human Development and Education; Psychology; Social Science Research; Youth

Research Interests

Dr Bird is a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and a Registered Clinical Psychologist. Dr Bird has practiced clinically for over ten years in New Zealand and Australia.

Dr Bird's has research interests in developmental and clinical psychology. She has a particular focus on parent-child relationships and interactions, and the association with children's social and emotional development. Dr Bird also has expertise in longitudinal research and has continuing involvement with Growing Up in New Zealand where she is co-Domain Leader of the Family and Whānau Research Theme.

Recent Publications

  • Thornley, S., Bach, K., Bird, A., Farrar, R., Bronte, S., Turton, B., . . . Grant, C. (2020). What factors are associated with early childhood dental caries? A longitudinal study of the Growing Up in New Zealand cohort. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. doi:10.1111/ipd.12686

  • Kim, Y., Bird, A., Peterson, E., Underwood, L., Morton, S. M. B., & Grant, C. C. (2020). Maternal Antenatal Depression and Early Childhood Sleep: Potential Pathways Through Infant Temperament. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsaa001

  • Atatoa Carr, P., Reese, E., Bird, A. L., Bandara, D. K., Grant, C. C., & Morton, S. M. B. (2019). Caring for our infants: parents’ antenatal childcare intentions and nine-month reality. Early Years, 39(1), 17-35. doi:10.1080/09575146.2017.1323186

  • McDaid, F., Underwood, L., Fa'Alili-Fidow, J., Waldie, K. E., Peterson, E. R., Bird, A., . . . Morton, S. (2019). Antenatal depression symptoms in Pacific women: Evidence from Growing Up in New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 11(2), 96-108. doi:10.1071/HC18102

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Papers Taught

Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Bird, Dr Amy 9226 abird K.1.10 School of Psychology