Samantha Reisz is a research associate with affiliations to both Cambridge University and the University of Texas. Funded by the Wellcome Trust, she is working with Dr. Robbie Duschinsky as part of the Applied Social Science Group. Samantha earned her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin in Human Development and Family Sciences. Prior to that, she completed a BA in Psychology and a MA in Infant Mental Health at Mills College. She is a certified reliable coder of the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI).
Samantha’s doctoral research focused on the transition to parenthood as it relates to parents’ representations of their early caregiving experiences, and how this might relate to parents’ behaviour. Her current work addresses the impact on child attachment of frightening caregiver behaviour.