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Dr Ben Grey is a Principal Lecturer for Research on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, at the University of Hertfordshire.  He is former director of the Attachment Theory, Research and Practice postgraduate programme at the University of Roehampton.   Ben is a social worker and psychologist with over 20 years’ experience of assessment and consultation using attachment methods and procedures in family court, adoption and child welfare settings in various roles.

Dr Grey has a long-standing interest in the clinical and research applications of attachment and trauma theory, and the procedures that use analysis of video and interview transcripts to make sense of the relationships of children and adults.  He developed and researched the Meaning of the Child Interview (MotC), applying the methods derived from attachment theory to understand parental discourse and parent-child relationships in ways that support intervention (see   His research focusses on the use of attachment procedures to understand human relationshps particular in adversity in areas such as child welfare and protection, adoption and fostering, and the relationships in families where there is a diagnosis of autism.

External positions

Co-director, Cambridge Centre for Attachment

1 Jun 2012 → …


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