UEL Baby Dev Lab

Celia Smith

Celia Smith

Celia is a doctoral developmental researcher funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Her PhD research on the intergenerational transmission of anxiety, was based at the Institute of Psychiatry (King’s College London) in collaboration with UEL BabyDevLab. Before starting her PhD Celia worked at the UEL BabyDevLab in 2016 as a Research Assistant, supporting the development and running the testing of the BLAISE study (ES/N017560/1, PI Wass). The BLAISE study examines the effects of the urban environment on the development of stress and attention in infants.

Celia’s BA is from the University of Oxford and her MSc is from the University of East London. She has previously worked as an Assistant Psychologist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services within the NHS, and in project management roles within mental healthcare management across the third and private sectors. Celia is currently training as a Clinical Psychologist at King’s.

  • Email Celia Smith at Celia.smith@kcl.ac.uk

Latest publications

  1. Smith, C., Jones, E., Wass, S., Pasco, G., Johnson, M., Charman, & Wan, M. (2021). Infant effortful control mediates relations between nondirective parenting and internalising-related child behaviours in an autism-enriched infant cohort. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10803-021-05219-x

  2. Wass, S., Goupil, L., Smith, C., & Greenwood, E. (2021). Needing to shout to be heard? Affective dysregulation, caregiver under-responsivity, and disconnection between vocal signalling and autonomic arousal in infants from chaotic households. PsyArXiv. https://psyarxiv.com/z7whq/

  3. Wass, S., Phillips, E., Smith, C., & Goupil, L. (2021). Vocalisations and the Dynamics of Interpersonal Arousal Coupling in Caregiver-Infant dyads. PsyArXiv. https://psyarxiv.com/gmfk7/

  4. Wass, S., Smith, C., Clackson, K., & Mirza, F. (2021). In infancy, it’s the extremes of arousal that are ‘sticky’: Naturalistic data challenge purely homeostatic approaches to studying self-regulation. Developmental Science. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/desc.13059

  5. Wass, S., Phillips, E., Smith, C., Fatimehin, E., & Goupil, L. (2021). Interdependencies between vocal behaviour and interpersonal arousal coupling in caregiver-infant dyads. PsyArxiv. https://psyarxiv.com/gmfk7

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