Sarah Foster is a Visiting Researcher in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge. She is employed at the University of Northumbria as a Graduate Tutor and is undertaking PhD research supervised by Dr Robbie Duschinsky (University of Cambridge) and Professor Greta Defeyter (University of Northumbria). Sarah holds a BA in Business Management and a BSc in Psychology. She has a background in applied qualitative research.
Sarah’s research interests include the practice implications of attachment theory and the longer-term effects of childhood adversity, trauma and loss. Sarah’s PhD is exploring whether the childhood experiences and current attachment states of mind of social workers and clinical psychologists are associated with differences in their initial assessment of family cases.
Sarah teaches attachment theory and other psychological and sociological concepts to students on Social Work and Guidance and Counselling degree courses at the University of Northumbria.
Sarah is convenor of the North East Attachment Special Interest Group: a forum for practitioners and academics to come together to consider the implications of attachment theory, research findings and assessments for practice.