Michelle Sleed, Senior Research Fellow
Michelle is a senior research fellow and research tutor at the Anna Freud Centre. She is also the research tutor for two University College London postgraduate programmes: the MSc in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice and the PsychD in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. She runs several training courses relating to early years research and parenting assessments, including the training in Reflective Functioning on the Parent Development Interview.
Her research is mainly in the area of early parent-infant attachment and infant development, with a specific focus on parental representations and mentalization.
Evaluation of parent-infant groups in universal health services
Evaluation of Lighthouse© MBT-Parenting Programme
Fonagy, P., Sleed, M. & Baradon, T. (2016). Randomized controlled trial of parent–infant psychotherapy for parents with mental health problems and young infants. Infant Mental Health Journal, 37(2), 97-114.
Sleed, M., Baradon, T. & Fonagy, P. (2013). New Beginnings for mothers and babies in prison: A cluster randomized controlled trial. Attachment and Human Development, 15(4), 349-367.
Sleed, M., James, J., Baradon, T., Newbery, J. & Fonagy, P. (2013). A psychotherapeutic baby clinic in a hostel for homeless families: Practice and evaluation. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 86, 1-18.
For a full list of publications, click here.
Current PhD students
Eva Sprecher (2018-). Measuring mentalization of foster carers regarding Looked-After-Children and its impact upon the mental health outcomes of children in care