Suzanne Zeedyk is currently Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at Dundee University. Suzanne’s work focuses on parent-infant relationships. She is frequently invited to speak to groups of parents and professionals on the importance of such relationships, and how babies’ early experiences influence the development of their brain, bodies and psyche.
She works closely with organisations such as the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit, Homestart, Kids Taskforce and a number of city councils. Her key aim is to increase awareness of the extent to which, when making decisions about the care we give to children, we are also making decisions about the kind of society we wish to build.
Examples of publications
Dolev, R and Zeedyk, M S (2006), ‘How to be a good parent in bad times: Constructing parenting advance about terrorism’, Child: Care, Health & Development, vol 32, no 4, pp 467-476
Zeedyk, M S (2006) ‘From intersubjectivity to subjectivity: the transformative roles of emotional intimacy and imitation’, Infant and Child Development, vol 15, no 3, pp 321-344
Zeedyk, M S, Werritty, I and Riach, C (2008) ‘One year on: Perceptions of the lasting benefits of involvement in a parenting support programme’, Children & Society, vol 22, no 2, pp 99-111