Biological Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Lifespan Psychology
My research and practice is all within the field of attachment. I am a UKCP registered attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist and a member of the Bowlby Centre.
My research 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. My interests include processes underlying connection (attachment, bonding) and disconnection (separation, loss and loneliness).
I am a member 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 Thorn, Lisa and Clow, Angela (2022) Parenting adolescent daughters: differential effects of maternal attachment insecurity and proximity-seeking. Maltrattamento E Abuso All’infanzia: Rivista Interdisciplinare | Child Abuse and Maltreatment: Interdisciplinary Journal . ISSN 1591-4267 (Accepted/In press)
Norman, Hilary and Marzano, Lisa and Oskis, Andrea and Coulson, Mark (2021) “I can’t describe it and they can’t see the rain.” an interpretative phenomenological analysis of the experience of self-harm in young adults who report difficulties identifying and describing their feelings. Current Psychology . ISSN 1046-1310 (Published online first)
Bifulco, Antonia and Jacobs, Catherine and Oskis, Andrea and Bunn, Amanda and Spence, Ruth (2021) The child attachment style interview (Child-ASI) and depression: preliminary findings. Educational and Child Psychology , 38 (1). pp. 62-74. ISSN 0267-1611
Norman, Hilary and Marzano, Lisa and Oskis, Andrea and Coulson, Mark (2021) The relationship between alexithymia and self-harm: the mediating role of mindfulness. Current Psychology . ISSN 1046-1310 (Published online first)
Oskis, Andrea (2021) MasterChef: a Master class in fight, flight, or flambé? Gastronomica , 21 (1). pp. 58-64. ISSN 1529-3262