Hazel developed an acute awareness of the implementation gap between research, policy and practice on returning to university for part-time post-graduate study. Her research focused upon the parent-professional relationship in child protection and early intervention. Additionally, Hazel was invited to join a team of researchers for a three year project which explored attachment and learning in primary education.
These experiences have given Hazel the knowledge and passion to respond to the implementation gap from two perspectives – by delivering training to professionals, and nurturing resilience in parents and children through relationship-based intervention.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Attachment and resilience in early years.
Therapeutic relationship-based practice.