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.
Norman, Hilary and Oskis, Andrea and Marzano, Lisa and Coulson, Mark (2020) The relationship between self-harm and alexithymia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology , 61 (6). pp. 855-876. ISSN 0036-5564
Ctori, Irene and Ahmad, Salma and Subramanian, Ahalya and Oskis, Andrea (2020) Associations between adult attachment and vision-related quality of life in visually impaired individuals. Psychology, Health & Medicine . pp. 1-7. ISSN 1354-8506 (Published online first)
Oskis, Andrea and Clow, Angela and Thorn, Lisa (2020) Caregiving and care seeking as predictors of depression in girls: a pilot study of parenting in mother-daughter dyads. Maltrattamento E Abuso Allu2019infanzia: Rivista Interdisciplinare | Child Abuse and Maltreatment: Interdisciplinary Journal . ISSN 1591-4267 (Published online first)
Barry, Richard and Edwards, Sarah and Oskis, Andrea and Carraro, Elena (2019) Assessing parenting in potentially abusive parents: a qualitative evaluation of practitioner responses to the parenting role interview. Maltrattamento E Abuso Allu2019infanzia: Rivista Interdisciplinare | Child Abuse and Maltreatment: Interdisciplinary Journal , 21 (3). pp. 39-53. ISSN 1591-4267
Coulson, Mark and Oskis, Andrea and Spencer, Robert and Gould, Rebecca L. (2019) Tourism, migration, and the exodus to virtual worlds: place attachment in massively multiplayer online gamers. Psychology of Popular Media Culture . ISSN 2160-4134 (Published online first)