Dr Amy Bird

Amy Bird

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

Qualifications: PhD, PGDipClinPsyc

Papers Taught

Research Interests

Dr Bird is a Senior 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

  • Bird, A. L., Russell, S., Pickard, J. A., Donovan, M., Madsen, M., & Herbert, J. S. (2021). Parents’ Dispositional Mindfulness, Child Conflict Discussion, and Childhood Internalizing Difficulties: A Preliminary Study. Mindfulness. doi:10.1007/s12671-021-01625-5

  • Risi, A., Pickard, J. A., & Bird, A. L. (2021). The implications of parent mental health and wellbeing for parent-child attachment: A systematic review. PLoS ONE, 16(12 December). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0260891

  • Corkin, M. T., Peterson, E. R., Henderson, A. M. E., Bird, A. L., Waldie, K. E., Reese, E., & Morton, S. M. B. (2021). The Predictors of Screen Time at Two Years in a Large Nationally Diverse Cohort. Journal of Child and Family Studies. doi:10.1007/s10826-021-01985-5

  • 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

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