Bird, Amy L. Dr.

Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

Overview


Dr Bird qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in New Zealand in 2004. She has worked clinically in both adult and child/adolescent public mental health services, as well as in private practice for a number of years. Prior to moving to the University of Wollongong in 2017, Dr Bird lectured at the University of Auckland and as a Research Fellow for Growing Up in New Zealand: NZ's large pre-birth cohort study.

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2012 Cohort profile: growing up in New Zealand
    Published in   International Journal of Epidemiology
    2016 “You are our eyes and ears”: A new tool for observing parent-child interactions in large samples
    Published in   Longitudinal and Life Course Studies
    2008 Children’s Self-esteem and Moral Self: Links to Parent–Child Conversations Regarding Emotion
    Published in   Social Development

Research Overview


  • 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 in both public and private mental health settings.

    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 is a member of the UOW Early Start Research Theme: Family, Learning and Interaction (FLINT). Dr Bird also has expertise in longitudinal research and has continuing involvement with Growing Up in New Zealand. Through her work there she has a particular interest in the relationship between physical and mental health during development.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Parental Mental Illness and Children's Social, Emotional and Cognitive Development Singh, Saniya
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Maternal Anxiety, Parent-Child Interactions, and the Development of Early Numeracy Skill. Baltoski, Meagan

Education And Training


  • PGDip in Clinical Psychology in Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (Awarded with Distinction), University of Otago, Psychology 2000 - 2004
  • Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, University of Otago, Psychology, Talking about past emotions with children: Socio-emotional predictors and implications for the developing self-concept 2000 - 2004
  • B Science (Hon) in Psychology, University of Otago, Psychology 1996 - 1999

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2012 Cohort profile: growing up in New Zealand
    Published in   International Journal of Epidemiology
    2016 “You are our eyes and ears”: A new tool for observing parent-child interactions in large samples
    Published in   Longitudinal and Life Course Studies
    2008 Children’s Self-esteem and Moral Self: Links to Parent–Child Conversations Regarding Emotion
    Published in   Social Development

Research Overview


  • 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 in both public and private mental health settings.

    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 is a member of the UOW Early Start Research Theme: Family, Learning and Interaction (FLINT). Dr Bird also has expertise in longitudinal research and has continuing involvement with Growing Up in New Zealand. Through her work there she has a particular interest in the relationship between physical and mental health during development.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Parental Mental Illness and Children's Social, Emotional and Cognitive Development Singh, Saniya
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Maternal Anxiety, Parent-Child Interactions, and the Development of Early Numeracy Skill. Baltoski, Meagan

Education And Training


  • PGDip in Clinical Psychology in Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (Awarded with Distinction), University of Otago, Psychology 2000 - 2004
  • Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, University of Otago, Psychology, Talking about past emotions with children: Socio-emotional predictors and implications for the developing self-concept 2000 - 2004
  • B Science (Hon) in Psychology, University of Otago, Psychology 1996 - 1999
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