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Kitty Jones

Dr Kitty Jones

Lecturer in Developmental Psychopathology

Biography

I joined the SGDP unit in 2022 as a Teaching Fellow and became a Lecturer (AEP) of Developmental Psychopathology in May 2023. I am a module co-lead for the MSc in Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology.

 Before joining King’s, I completed my ESRC-funded PhD at the Centre for Family Research, Cambridge, which examined parenting and child outcomes in families with a primary caregiver father. After completing my PhD, I undertook postdoctoral research at Cambridge and UCL exploring the experiences and well-being of parents and children in diverse family types.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Mixed-methods research
  • Assisted reproduction
  • Single parenthood
  • Fathering
  • Child perspectives

Key Publications:

  • Golombok, S., Jones, C., Hall, P., Foley, S., Imrie, S., & Jadva, V. (2023). A longitudinal study of families formed through third-party assisted reproduction: Mother-child relationships and child adjustment from infancy to adulthood. Developmental Psychology.  
  • Jadva, V., Jones, C., Hall, P., Imrie, S., & Golombok, S. (2023). “I know it’s not normal but it’s normal to me, and that’s all that matters”. Experiences of young adults conceived through egg donation, sperm donation and surrogacy. Human Reproduction. 
  • Jones, C., Zadeh, S., & Imrie, S. (In press). Research with children in changing families. In C. Cameron, A. Koslowski, A. Lamont, P. Moss (Eds.), Social Research for our Times: Thomas Coram Research Unit past, present and future. UCL Press.
  • Brannen, J., Faircloth, C., Jones, C., O'Brien, M., & Twamley, K. (In press). Change and continuity in men’s fathering and employment practices: A slow gender revolution. In C. Cameron, A. Koslowski, A. Lamont, P. Moss (Eds.), Social Research for our Times: Thomas Coram Research Unit past, present and future. UCL Press.
  • Jones, C., Zadeh, S., Jadva, V., & Golombok, S. (2022). Solo Fathers and Mothers: An Exploration of Well-Being, Social Support and Social Approval. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
  • Jones, C., Foley, S., and Golombok, S. (2021). Parenting and Child Adjustment in Families with Primary Caregiver Fathers. Journal of Family Psychology.