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Mr John Oates

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Snr Lecturer (Developmental Psychology)
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
  • Childhood, Youth and Sport
  • john.oates

Research interests

Developmental psychopathology: Down syndrome; mother-infant relations.

Teaching interests

Child development, especially early social development and in relation to early years settings

Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
CREET: Child and Youth Studies Research ClusterGroupFaculty of Education and Language Studies


An evaluation of key working for families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (2015)
Mengoni, Silvana; Bardsley, Janet and Oates, John
British Journal of Special Education, 42(4) (pp. 355-373)
A tool to record and support the early development of children including those with special educational needs or disabilities (2014-11-13)
Mengoni, Silvana and Oates, John
Support for Learning, 29(4) (pp. 339-358)
Beyond the ‘red book’: the Early Years Developmental Journal (2013-05)
Oates, John
Journal of Health Visiting, 1(5) (pp. 2-4)
Validation of the mothers object relations scales in 2–4 year old children and comparison with the child–parent relationship scale (2013-03-21)
Simkiss, Douglas E.; MacCallum, Fiona; Fan, Emma E. Y.; Oates, John M.; Kimani, Peter K. and Stewart-Brown, Sarah
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 11, Article 49(1)
A rövidített szülö-csecsemö kapcsolat skála Magyar változának (H-MORS-SF) pszichometriai mutatói nagy mintán (Psychometric properties of the Hungarian MORS-SF parent-infant relationship measure in a large sample) (2013)
Ildikó, Danis; Scheuring, Noémi; Gervai, Judit; Oates, John M. and Czinner, Antal
Psychiatria Hungarica, 27(6) (pp. 392-405)
Evaluating health visitor assessments of mother–infant interactions: a mixed methods study (2012-01)
Appleton, Jane V.; Harris, Margaret; Oates, John and Kelly, Cat
International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50(1) (pp. 5-15)
Universal screening and early intervention for maternal mental health and attachment difficulties (2009-08)
Milford, Rebecca and Oates, John
Community Practitioner, 82(8) (pp. 30-33)
Nutrition and cognition: assessing cognitive abilities in children and young people (2008-08)
Oates, J. and Isaacs, E.
European Journal of Nutrition, 47(s3) (pp. 4-24)
A modified version of the Bayley Scales of Infant Development-II for cognitive matching of infants with and without Down syndrome (2008-06)
Moore, D. G.; Goodwin, J. E. and Oates, J. M.
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 52(6) (pp. 554-561)
Behavior of mothers and infants with and without Down Syndrome during the still-face procedure (2008-01)
Moore, Derek G.; Oates, John M.; Goodwin, Julia and Hobson, R. Peter
Infancy, 13(1) (pp. 75-89)
Attachment matters (2007-11)
Oates, John
Early Childhood Matters, 109 (pp. 17-20)
Growing up with TV (2007-01)
Oates, John and Messer, David
The Psychologist, 20(1) (pp. 30-32)
Cognitive and social factors in the development of infants with Down Syndrome (2002)
Moore, D.G.; Oates, J.M.; Hobson, P. and Goodwin, J.
Down Syndrome Research and Practice, 8(2) (pp. 43-52)
A screening questionnaire for mother-infant bonding disorders (2001-03)
Brockington, I. F.; Oates, J.; George, S.; Turner, D.; Vostanis, P.; Sullivan, M.; Loh, C. and Murdoch, C.
Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 3(4)
Risk factors for infant attrition and low engagement in experiments and free-play (1998)
Oates, John
Infant Behaviour and Development, 21(4) (pp. 555-569)
Ethical frameworks for research with human participants (2006)
Oates, John
In: Potter, Stephen ed. Doing postgraduate research (pp. 200-227)
ISBN : 141292405 7 | Publisher : Sage | Published : London
Theories of development (2005)
Oates, John; Sheehy, Kieron and Wood, Clare
In: Oates, John; Wood, Clare and Grayson, Andrew eds. Psychological Development and Early Childhood (pp. 47-88)
ISBN : 978-1-4051-1693-0 | Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell | Published : Oxford
Researching young children (2002-09-26)
Oates, John
In: Miller, Linda; Drury, Rose and Campbell, R. eds. Exploring issues in early years education and care
ISBN : 1853468487 | Publisher : David Fulton | Published : London, UK
Developing Brains (2012-04)
Oates, John; Karmiloff-Smith, Annette and Johnson, Mark eds.
Early Childhood in Focus
ISBN : 978-1-78007-321-7 | Publisher : The Open University | Published : Milton Keynes
Supporting Parenting (2010-04)
Oates, John ed.
Early Childhood in Focus
ISBN : 978-0-7492-2913-9 | Publisher : The Open University | Published : Milton Keynes
Attachment Relationships: Quality of Care for Young Children (2007)
Oates, John ed.
Early Childhood in Focus
ISBN : 9780749212735 | Publisher : The Open University | Published : Milton Keynes, UK
Developing through play: A multi-media professional development package (2009-09)
Arreckx, F.; Bates, S.; Canning, N. and Oates, J.
In : British Psychological Society (BPS) Developmental Psychology Section Conference (9-11 September 2009, Nottingham Trent University)
Reusable learning objects: a multimedia professional development package (2008-10)
Oates, J.; Canning, N.; Arreckx, F. and Bates, S.
In : CETL, PBPL Annual Conference: Assessment, Experience and Reflection (15-16 October 2008, The Open Universtiy, Milton Keynes)
Developing Key Working (2014)
Mengoni, Silvana; Oates, John and Bardsley, Janet
Council for Disabled Children, London.
Early Years Developmental Journal (2013-02)
Oates, John and Mengoni, Silvana
National Children's Bureau, London.
Developmental Journal for Children and Young People with Multiple Needs (2013)
Mengoni, Silvana and Oates, John
National Children's Bureau, London
Practice Guide to the Early Years Developmental Journal (2013)
Mengoni, Silvana and Oates, John
National Children's Bureau, London.
School Years Developmental Journal (2013)
Mengoni, Silvana and Oates, John
National Children's Bureau, London
How to use the School Years Developmental Journal (2013)
Oates, John and Mengoni, Silvana
National Children's Bureau
Vortex (2011)
Oates, John and Szekeres, Csaba
Hunnia FilmStudio, Budapest.
Early Support Developmental Journal (2008-04-01)
Oates, John
DCSF Publications
Observation Methods (2005)
Oates, John
, UK.


Improving wellbeing through digital games

Dr Hannah R. Marson, Research Fellow in the Health & Wellbeing Priority Research Area, and organiser of the upcoming Digital Health & Wellbeing Conference, was interviewed by to discuss how research using digital games and associated technologies has been investigated in the area of health and wellbeing. Read the full article: Technology and Gaming for the Elderly: Improving Wellbeing.

20th November 2017
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