Helen Marwick


  • United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am pleased to supervise PhD research in intersubjective and communicative development, in social and emotional development, in linguistic development, in autism, and in mental health and well-being


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Personal profile

Personal Statement

Helen Marwick is a developmental psychologist in the School of Education, who lectures on child development and on autism, and has researched extensively on social interactions, communicative development and interpersonal understanding. She is currently involved in research on intersubjectivity and social engagement, and on conceptual development within autism spectrum disorders, and has developed the Joint-Play Intersubjectivity Assessment Method (JPIAM), also known as  ‘Playboxes’, which promotes and assesses active interpersonal engagement and communication, and which is being used in a number of school settings across Scotland and internationally. Helen is a member of international research groups investigating neurodevelopmental disorders and social communication, and is a regular invited addressee and keynote speaker at international conferences.

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Research Output

Expectations and emotions concerning infant transitions to ECEC: international dialogues with parents and teachers

White, E. J., Rutanen, N., Marwick, H., Souza Amorim, K., Karagiannidou, E. & Herold, L. K. M., 3 May 2020, In : European Early Childhood Education Research Journal. 28, 3, p. 363-374 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Eliciting student teachers' views on educational research to support practice in the modern diverse classroom: a workshop approach

    McCartney, E., Marwick, H., Hendry, G. & Ferguson, E. C., 13 Sep 2018, In : Higher Education Pedagogies. 3, 1, p. 342-372 31 p.

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    Parenting styles and social-emotional competence of pre-school children in Abuja, Nigeria

    Author: Adeyemi, A. E., 22 Oct 2015

    Supervisor: Marwick, H. (Supervisor) & Smyth, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's Thesis


    • 3 Key-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences
    • 3 Organiser of special symposia
    • 2 Organiser of major conference

    International Conference: Action on Autism Research in Scotland

    Anna Robinson (Organiser), Helen Marwick (Organiser), Aline-Wendy Dunlop (Organiser)
    7 Nov 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference

    Action on Autism Seminar 4

    Anna Robinson (Organiser), Helen Marwick (Organiser), Aline-Wendy Dunlop (Organiser)
    9 Jul 201410 Jul 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of special symposia