Kevin R. Ronan is Professor of Psychology at CQ University, Australia. He is a clinical psychologist with nearly 25 years of clinical experience, in particular with children, adolescents and their families.
Jacqueline S. Feather is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand. She is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years' clinical experience working with children, adolescents and their families, and has particular expertise in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy interventions.
Brigid Daniel is Professor of Social Work at the University of Stirling. She is the co-author of a number of books on child care and protection and has a particular interest in factors that help children to cope with adversity. She was a member of the multi-disciplinary team that carried out a national ministerial review of child protection practice in Scotland.
Markus Themessl-Huber is Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology in the Behavioural and Social Sciences Department at Central Queensland University, Australia. Markus has been involved in numerous research projects, including an assessment of the mental wellbeing of children and young people in a Scottish region.
M. Suzanne Zeedyk, PhD, MPhil, is Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at the University of Dundee, UK. She has published a number of research articles on imitation and parent-child interaction, as well as other areas of psychology. The contributors to this volume comprise a range of researchers and practitioners experienced in working with individuals with communicative impairments. As well as being specialists in their individual domains, this set of authors have spent time working together as a group and thus are able to draw out often unrecognised connections between these domains.
Julie Taylor is Head of Strategy and Development (Abuse in High Risk Families), NSPCC, and Professor at the University of Edinburgh, UK. She has written extensively on child care and protection. She is co-author of Engaging with Fathers: Practice Issues for Health and Social Care and co-editor of Neglect: Issues for Health and Social Care. Julie has a significant background in research projects that seek to explore better ways of recognising and responding to child care and protection issues. Markus Themessl-Huber is Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology in the Behavioural and Social Sciences Department at Central Queensland University, Australia. Markus has been involved in numerous research projects, including an assessment of the mental wellbeing of children and young people in a Scottish region.