IHMRI affiliation

Theme:Mental health and the ageing brain

Research focus

  • Mindfulness
  • Attachment theory
  • Complex mental health disorders
Emerging research projects


  • Adapting Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for parents with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Developing a mindfulness workshop series to enhance the development of curious, compassionate and resilient clinicians

Research projects

Publications and funding

Pickard, J. A., Caputi, P., & Grenyer, B. F. S. (2016). Mindfulness and emotional regulation as sequential mediators in the relationship between attachment security and depression. Personality and Individual Differences, 99, 179-183. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.04.091

Pickard, J. A., Townsend, M., Caputi, P., & Grenyer, B. F. S. (2017). Observing the influence of mindfulness and attachment styles through mother and infant interaction: A longitudinal study. Infant Mental Health. doi:10.1002/imhj.21645

Pickard, J. A., Townsend, M. L., Caputi, P., & Grenyer, B. F. S. (2018). Top-Down and Bottom-Up: The role of social information processing and mindfulness as predictors in maternal-infant interaction. Infant Mental Health Journal, 39(1), 44-54. doi :10.1002/imhj.21687

Other roles

  • Clinical Psychologist at Alive Clinical and Consulting Psychologists