Katie is a Clinical Psychologist working full-time for the NHS in Leeds. Katie’s interest in attachment was inspired by her undergraduate research project which explored the implications of secure attachment for social interactions in young adults with learning difficulties. She went on to complete a PhD at the University of Nottingham which demonstrated a relationship between attachment style and outcomes for adolescents who had self-harmed. The Child Attachment Interview was a key part of this doctoral research and the results have been published. As a Trainee Clinical Psychologist at University College London, Katie used data from the Twins Early Development Study to explore child-based genetic influences in quality of parenting and adolescent attachment security, measured using the Child Attachment Interview. Katie currently divides her time between a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, where she co-ordinates the Complex Assessment Clinic, and the Infant Mental Health Service. For the Infant Mental Health Service she provides assessment and intervention with families antenatally and with infants up to 2 years of age, where there are serious concerns about the attachment relationship.