Biological Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Lifespan Psychology
My work seeks to advance the understanding of the mechanisms underlying the relationship/health link, especially earlier on in the lifespan. In the main, my studies have investigated attachment style in relation to objective, physiological markers of well-being.
I am an Associate of the Psychophysiology and Stress Research Group, University of Westminster and the Centre for Abuse and Trauma Studies, Middlesex University. For the latter group, I also work as a consultant and accredited trainer for the Attachment Style Interview.
Oskis, Andrea and Smyth, Nina and Flynn, Maria and Clow, Angela (2018) Repressors exhibit lower cortisol reactivity to group psychosocial stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 103 . pp. 33-40. ISSN 0306‐4530 (Published online first)
Coulson, Mark and Oskis, Andrea and Meredith, Jacqueline and Gould, Rebecca (2018) Attachment, attraction and communication in real and virtual worlds: a study of massively multiplayer online gamers. Computers in Human Behavior, 87 . pp. 49-57. ISSN 0747-5632
Norman, Hilary and Marzano, Lisa and Coulson, Mark and Oskis, Andrea (2018) Effects of mindfulness-based interventions on alexithymia: a systematic review. Evidence-Based Mental Health . ISSN 1362-0347 (Published online first)
Bifulco, Antonia and Jacobs, Catherine and Ilan-Clarke, Yael and Spence, Ruth and Oskis, Andrea (2017) Adolescent attachment style in residential care: the attachment style interview and vulnerable attachment style questionnaire. British Journal of Social Work, 47 . pp. 1880-1883. ISSN 0045-3102
Coulson, Mark and Oskis, Andrea and Gould, Rebecca L. (2017) Avoidance of the real and anxiety about the unreal: attachment style and video-gaming. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 18 (2). pp. 240-249. ISSN 1463-9491