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Helen Minnis är professor i barn- och ungdomspsykiatri vid universitetet i Glasgow. Hon arbetade som barnhemsläkare i Guatemala i början av 1990-talet och utbildade sig därefter inom psykiatri. Här väcktes hennes intresse för hur tidig vanvård påverkar barns utveckling. Hon har publicerat forskning om den roll genetik och miljö spelar för Reactive Attachment Disorder (anknytningsstörning). Hon har också publicerat det första standardiserade bedömningsverktyget inriktat på barn i skolåldern med denna funktionsnedsättning. För närvarande bedriver hon interventionsinriktad forskning om barn som utsatts för vanvård inklusive en randomiserad kontrollerad studie av en psykisk hälsotjänst för små barn som fosterhemsplacerats.

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Marryat, L., Thompson, L., Minnis, H., & Wilson, P. (2018). Primary schools and the amplification of social differences in child mental health: a population-based cohort study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 72, 27-33.


Allely, C.S., Wilson, P., Minnis, H., Thompson, L., Yaksic, E., & Gillberg, C. (2017). Violence is Rare in Autism: When It Does Occur, Is It Sometimes Extreme? Journal of Psychology, 151, 49-68.

Dinkler, L., Lundström, S., Gajwani, R., Lichtenstein, P., Gillberg, C., & Minnis, H. (2017). Maltreatment-associated neurodevelopmental disorders: a co-twin control analysis. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58, 691-701.

Gillberg, C., Fernell, E., Kočovská, E., Minnis, H., Bourgeron, T., Thompson, L., & Allely, C.S. (2017). The role of cholesterol metabolism and various steroid abnormalities in autism spectrum disorders: A hypothesis paper. Autism Research, 10, 1022-1044.

Mina, T.H., Lahti, M., Drake, A..J, Räikkönen, K., Minnis, H., Denison, F.C., ... Reynolds, R.M. (2017). Prenatal exposure to very severe maternal obesity is associated with adverse neuropsychiatric outcomes in children. Psychological Medicine, 47, 353-362.

Moran, K., McDonald, J., Jackson, A., Turnbull, S., & Minnis, H. (2017). A study of Attachment Disorders in young offenders attending specialist services. Child Abuse & Neglect, 65, 77-87.

Turner-Halliday, F., Kainth, G., Young-Southward, G., Cotmore, R., Watson, N., McMahon, L., & Minnis H. (2017). Clout or doubt? Perspectives on an infant mental health service for young children placed in foster care due to abuse and neglect. Child Abuse & Neglect, 72, 184-195.


Boyd, K.A., Balogun, M.O., & Minnis, H. (2016). Development of a radical foster care intervention in Glasgow, Scotland. Health Promotion International, 31, 665-673.

Doku, P.N., & Minnis, H. (2016). Multi-informant perspective on psychological distress among Ghanaian orphans and vulnerable children within the context of HIV/AIDS. Psychological Medicine, 46, 2329-2336.

Pritchett, R., Hockaday, H., Anderson, B., Davidson, C., Gillberg, C., & Minnis, H. (2016). Challenges of Assessing Maltreated Children Coming into Foster Care. Scientific World Journal, 2016, 5986835.

Welch, V., Turner-Halliday, F., Watson, N., Wilson, P., Fitzpatrick, B., Cotmore, R., & Minnis, H. (2016). Randomisation before consent: Avoiding delay to time-critical intervention and ensuring informed consent. International Journal of Social Research Methodology. (Epub ahead of print).


Davidson, C., O'Hare, A., Mactaggart, F., Green, J., Young, D., Gillberg, C., & Minnis, H. (2015). Social relationship difficulties in autism and reactive attachment disorder: Improving diagnostic validity through structured assessment. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 40C, 63-72.

Harder, S., Davidsen, K., MacBeth, A., Lange, T., Minnis, H., Andersen, M.S., ... Gumley, A. (2015). Wellbeing and resilience: mechanisms of transmission of health and risk in parents with complex mental health problems and their offspring-The WARM Study. BMC Psychiatry, 15, 310.

Love, L., Minnis, H., & O'connor, S. (2015). Factors associated with indiscriminate friendliness in high-risk children. Infant Mental Health Journal, 36, 427-445.

Marryat, L., Thompson, L., Minnis, H., & Wilson, P. (2015). Exploring the social, emotional and behavioural development of preschool children: is Glasgow different? International Journal for Equity in Health, 14, 3.

Pritchett, R., McKinnon, W., Gillberg, C, & Minnis, H. (2014). Mental health of infants in foster care. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 100, 113.


Allely, C.S., Minnis, H., Thompson, L., Wilson, P., & Gillberg, C. (2014). Neurodevelopmental and psychosocial risk factors in serial killers and
mass murderers. Agression and Violent Behaviour, 19, 288-301.

Boyer, N.R.S., Boyd, K.A., Turner-Halliday, F., Watson, N., & Minnis, H. (2014). Examining the feasibility of an economic analysis of dyadic developmental psychotherapy for children with maltreatment associated psychiatric problems in the United Kingdom. BMC Psychiatry, 14, 346.

Fernell, E., Wilson, P., Hadjikhani, N., Bourgeron, T., Neville, B., Taylor, D., ... Gillberg, C. (2014). Screening, intervention and outcome in autism and other developmental disorders: the role of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 2074-2076.

Gillberg, C., Fernell, E., & Minnis, H. (2014). Early symptomatic syndromes eliciting neurodevelopmental clinical examinations. Scientific World Journal, 2014, 710570.

Gorski, C., & Minnis, H. (2014). Feeding forward to a 'miracle day' - a pilot study of video feedforward in reactive attachment disorder. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 19, 384-391.

Kočovská, E., Andorsdóttir, G., Weihe, P., Halling, J., Fernell, E., Stóra, T., ... Gillberg, C. (2014). Vitamin D in the General Population of Young Adults with Autism in the Faroe Islands. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 2996-3005.

Miellet, S., Caldara, R., Gillberg, C., Raju, M., & Minnis, H. (2014). Disinhibited reactive attachment disorder symptoms impair social judgements from faces. Psychiatry Research, 215, 747-752.

Sim, F., Pritchett, R., Hepburn, M., & Minnis H. (2014). Invisible children: attempting to engage the most vulnerable families. British Journal of Psychiatry, 205, 158.

Turner-Halliday, F., Watson, N., Boyer, N., Boyd, K.A., & Minnis, H. (2014). The feasibility of a randomised controlled trial of dyadic developmental psychotherapy. BMC Psychiatry, 14, 1690.

Vervoort, E., Bosmans, G., Doumen, S., Minnis, H., & Verschueren, K. (2014). Perceptions of self, significant others, and teacher-child relationships in indiscriminately friendly children. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 2802-2811.


Blazey, L., Harris, J., Lines, M., Devasahayam, A., & Minnis, H. (2013).  Using the Adult Attachment Interview to inform foster carer assessment. Adoption & Fostering, 37, 297-306.

Campbell, M., Reynolds, L., Cunningham, J., Minnis, H., & Gillberg, C. (2013). Autism in Glasgow: cumulative incidence and the effects of referral age, deprivation and geographical location. Child: Care, Health and Development, 39, 688-694.

Collin, L., Bindra, J., Raju, M., Gillberg, C., & Minnis, H. (2013). Facial emotion recognition in child psychiatry: a systematic review. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 1505-1520.

Cuddihy, C., Dorris, L., Minnis, H., & Kocovska, E. (2013). Sleep disturbance in adopted children with a history of maltreatment. Adoption & Fostering, 37, 404-411.

Kočovská, E., Billstedt, E., Ellefsen, A., Kampmann, H., Gillberg, I.C., Biskupstø, R., ... Gillberg, C. (2013). Autism in the Faroe Islands: diagnostic stability from childhood to early adult life. Scientific World Journal, 2013, 592371.

Kočovská, E., Wilson, P., Young, D., Wallace, A.M., Gorski, C., Follan, M., ... Minnis, H. (2013). Cortisol secretion in children with symptoms of reactive attachment disorder. Psychiatry Research, 209, 74-77.

Minnis, H. (2013). Maltreatment-associated psychiatric problems: an example of environmentally triggered ESSENCE? Scientific World Journal, 2013, 148468.

Minnis, H., Macmillan, S., Pritchett, R., Young, D., Wallace, B., Butcher, J., ... Gillberg, C. (2013). Prevalence of reactive attachment disorder in a deprived population. British Journal of Psychiatry, 202, 342-346.

Miron, D., Bisaillon, C., Jordan, B., Bryce, G., Gauthier, Y., St-Andre, M., & Minnis, H. (2013). Whose Rights Count? Negotiating Practice, Policy, and Legal Dilemmas Regarding Infant–Parent Contact When Infants are in Out-of-Home Care. Infant Mental Health Journal, 34, 177-188.

Pritchett, R., Gillberg, C., & Minnis, H. (2013). What do child characteristics contribute to outcomes from care: A PRISMA review. Child and Youth Services Review, 35, 1333-1341.

Pritchett, R., Rochat, T.J., Tomlinson, M., & Minnis, H. (2013). Risk factors for vulnerable youth in urban townships in South Africa: The potential contribution of reactive attachment disorder. Vulnerable Children & Youth Studies, 8, 310-320.

Pritchett, R., Minnis, H., Puckering, C., Rajendran, G., & Wilson, P. (2013). Can behaviour during immunisation be used to identify attachment patterns? A feasibility study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50, 386-391.

Pritchett, R., Pritchett, J., Marshall, E., Davidson, C., & Minnis, H. (2013). Reactive attachment disorder in the general population: a hidden ESSENCE disorder. Scientific World Journal, 2013, 818157.

Pritchett, R., Fitzpatrick, B., Watson, N., Cotmore, R., Wilson, P., Bryce, G., ... Minnis, H. (2013). A feasibility randomised controlled trial of the new orleans intervention for infant mental health: a study protocol. Scientific World Journal, 2013, 838042.

Walker, H., Wilson, P., & Minnis, H. (2013). The impact of a new service for maltreated children on Children's Hearings in Scotland: a qualitative study. Adoption & Fostering, 37, 14-27.

Wilson, P., Bradshaw, P., Tipping, S., Henderson, M., Der, G., & Minnis, H. (2013). What predicts persistent early conduct problems? Evidence from the Growing Up in Scotland cohort. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 67, 76-80.


Kočovská, E., Fernell, E., Billstedt, E., Minnis, H., & Gillberg, C. (2012). Vitamin D and autism: clinical review. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33, 1541-1550.

Kočovská, E., Puckering, C., Follan, M., Smillie, M., Gorski, C., Barnes, J., … Minnis, H. (2012). Neurodevelopmental problems in maltreated children referred with indiscriminate friendliness. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33, 1560-1565.

Latimer, K., Wilson, P., Kemp, J., Thompson, L., Sim, F., Gillberg, C., ... Minnis, H. (2012). Disruptive behaviour disorders: a systematic review of environmental antenatal and early years risk factors. Child: Care, Health and Development, 38, 611-628.

Minnis, H., & Bryce, G. (2012). Attachment and Loss in Childhood and Beyond. In M., Hill, G., Head, A., Lockyer, B., Reid, & R., Taylor (Eds.), Children's Services: Working Together. (pp. 223-233). Pearson Longman.

Sadiq, F.A., Slator, L., Skuse, D., Law, J., Gillberg, C., & Minnis, H. (2012). Social use of language in children with reactive attachment disorder and autism spectrum disorders. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 21, 267-276.


Ferguson, L., Follan, M., Macinnes, M., Furnivall, J., & Minnis, H. (2011). Residential Childcare Workers’ Knowledge of Reactive Attachment Disorder. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 16, 101-109.

Hunter, A.L., Minnis, H., & Wilson, P. (2011). Altered stress responses in children exposed to early adversity: a systematic review of salivary cortisol studies. Stress, 14, 614-626.

Follan, M., Anderson, A., Huline-Dickens, S., Lidstone, E., Young, D., Brown, G., & Minnis, H. (2011). Discrimination between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and reactive attachment disorder in school aged children. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 520-526.

Pritchett, R., Kemp, J., Wilson, P., Minnis, H., Bryce, G., & Gillberg, C. (2011). Quick, simple measures of family relationships for use in clinical practice and research. A systematic review. Family Practice, 28, 172-187.

Puckering, C., Connolly, B., Werner, C., Toms-Whittle, L., Thompson, L., Lennox, J., & Minnis, H. (2011). Rebuilding relationships: a pilot study of the effectiveness of the Mellow Parenting Programme for children with Reactive Attachment Disorder. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 16, 73-87.

Young, R., Lennie, S., & Minnis, H. (2011). Children's perceptions of parental emotional neglect and control and psychopathology. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52, 889-897.


Follan, M., & Minnis, H. (2010). Forty-four juvenile thieves revisited: from Bowlby to eactive ttachment Disorder. Child: Care, Health and Development, 36, 639-645.

Lim K., Corlett, L., Thompson, L., Law, J., Wilson, P., Gillberg, C., & Minnis, H. (2010). Measuring attachment in large populations: systematic review. Educational and Child Psychology, 27, 22-32.

McLaughlin, A., Espie, C., & Minnis, H. (2010). Development of a Brief Waiting Room Observation for Behaviours Typical of Reactive Attachment Disorder. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 15, 73-79.

Minnis, H., & Bryce, G. (2010). Maltreated children: Finding the right attachment relationship. Educational and Child Psychology, 27, 51-58.

Minnis, H., Fleming, G., & Cooper, S.A. (2010). Reactive Attachment Disorder Symptoms in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 23, 398-403.

Minnis, H., Bryce, G., Phin, L., & Wilson, P. (2010). The "Spirit of New Orleans": translating a model of intervention with maltreated children and their families for the Glasgow context. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 15, 497-509.

Minnis, H., Read, W., Connolly, B., Burston, A., Schumm, T.S., Putter-Lareman, S., & Green, J. (2010). The Computerised Manchester Child Attachment Story Task: a novel medium for assessing attachment patterns. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 19, 233-242.

Thompson, L., Kemp, J., Wilson, P., Pritchett, R., Minnis, H., Toms-Whittle, L., … Gillberg, C. (2010). What have birth cohort studies asked about genetic, pre- and perinatal exposures and child and adolescent onset mental health outcomes? A systematic review. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 19, 1-15.


Bennett, J., Espie, C., Duncan, B., & Minnis H. (2009). A qualitative exploration of children's understanding of indiscriminate friendliness . Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 14, 595-618.

Minnis, H., Green, J., O'Connor, T.G., Liew, A., Glaser, D., Taylor, E., … Sadiq, F. A. (2009). An exploratory study of the association between reactive attachment disorder and attachment narratives in early school-age children. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50, 931-942.

Rushton, A. & Minnis, H. (2009). Residential and Foster Family Care. In M. Rutter, D. V. M. Bishop, D. S. Pine, S. Scott, J. Stevenson, E. Taylor & A. Thapar (Eds.), Rutter's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, (5th edition, pp.487-501). Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Wilson, P., Minnis, H., Puckering, C., & Gillberg, C. (2009). Should we aspire to screen preschool children for conduct disorder? Archives of Disease in Childhood, 94, 812-816.


Emery-Barker, J., McClure, I., Wood, A., Robertson, R., & Minnis, H. (2008). Bypassing bureaucracy to answer important questions quickly. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 101, 217-218.

Greig, A., Minnis, H., Millward, R., Sinclair, C., Kennedy, E., Towlson, K., …Hill, J. (2008). Relationships and learning: a review and investigation of narrative coherence in looked-after children in primary school. Educational Psychology in Practice, 24, 13-27.

Wilson, P., Barbour, R.S., Graham, C., Currie, M., Puckering, C., & Minnis, H. (2008). Health visitors’ assessments of parent-child relationships: a focus group study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 45, 1137-1147.


Bradby, H., Varyani, M., Oglethorpe, R., Raine, W., White, I., & Minnis H. (2007). British Asian families and the use of child and adolescent mental health services: a qualitative study of a hard to reach group. Social Science & Medicine, 65, 2413-2424.

Maynard, M.J., Harding, S., & Minnis, H. (2007). Psychological well-being in Black Caribbean, Black African, and White adolescents in the UK Medical Research Council DASH study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 42, 759-769.

Minnis, H., Reekie, J., Young, D., O'Connor, T., Ronald, A., Gray, A., & Plomin, R. (2007). Genetic, environmental and gender influences on attachment disorder behaviours. British Journal of Psychiatry, 190, 490-495.


Blower, A., Lander, R., Crawford, A., Elliot, R., McNulty, C., Holmes, C., … Minnis, H. (2006). Views of child psychiatrists on physical contact with patients. British Journal of Psychiatry, 188, 486-487.

Millward, R., Kennedy, E., Towlson, K., & Minnis, H. (2006). Reactive attachment disorder in looked-after children. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 11, 273-279.

Minnis, H., Marwick, H., Arthur, J., & McLaughlin, A. (2006). Reactive attachment disorder --a theoretical model beyond attachment. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 15, 336-342.

Minnis, H., Everett, K., Pelosi, A.J., Dunn, J., & Knapp, M. (2006). Children in foster care: mental health, service use and costs. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 15, 63-70.

Minnis, H., Millward, R., Sinclair, C., Kennedy, E., Greig, A., Towlson, K., … Hill, J. (2006). The Computerized MacArthur Story Stem Battery – a pilot study of a novel medium for assessing children's representations of relationships.International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 15, 207-214.


Sweeting, H., Wright, C., & Minnis, H. (2005). Psychosocial correlates of adolescent obesity, 'slimming down' and 'becoming obese'. Journal of Adolescent Health, 37, 409.

Wilson, P., Barbour, R., Graham, C., Lynch, M., Minnis, H., & Puckering, C. (2005). Health visitors and the parent/child relationship: a focus group study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 59, suppl, A6-A7.


Minnis, H. (2004). How can foster carers help children with complex mental health and attachment problems? International Journal of Child and Family Welfare, 7, 162-167.


Minnis, H. (2003). Reactive attachment disorder: the missing link in the causation of social exclusion? International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 5, 42-46.

Minnis, H., & Keck, G. (2003). A clinical / research dialogue on Reactive Attachment Disorder. Attachment and Human Development, 5, 297-301.

Minnis, H., Kelly, E., Bradby, H., Oglethorpe, R., Raine, W., & Cockburn, D. (2003). Cultural and Language Mismatch: Clinical Complications. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 8, 179-186

Truman, J., Robinson, K., Evans, A.L., Smith, D., Cunningham, L., Millward, R., & Minnis H. (2003). The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: a pilot study of a new computer version of the self-report scale. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 12, 9-14.Vanezis, M., Vanezis, P., Minnis, H., McMillan, A., Gillies, M., & Smith, S. (2003). The creation of inter-ethnic images for studies in applied psychology. Medicine, Science and the Law, 43, 301-306.


Minnis, H., Rabe-Hesketh, S., & Wolkind, S. (2002). Development of a brief, clinically relevant, scale for measuring attachment disorders. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 11, 90-98.

Rushton, A., & Minnis, H. (2002). Residential and foster family care. In M., Rutter & E., Taylor (Eds.), Child and adolescent psychiatry: Modern approaches. (pp. 359–372). Oxford: Blackwell.


Minnis, H., & Devine, C. (2001). The effect of foster carer training on the emotional and behavioural functioning of looked after children. Adoption and Fostering, 25, 44-54.

Minnis, H., & del Priore, C. (2001). Mental health services for looked after children: implications from two studies. Adoption and fostering, 25, 27-38.

Minnis, H., McMillan, A., Gillies, M., & Smith, S. (2001). Racial stereotyping: survey of psychiatrists in the United Kingdom. BMJ, 323, 905-906.

Minnis, H., Pelosi, A.J., Knapp, M., & Dunn, J. (2001). Mental health and foster carer training. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 84, 302-306.


Rushton, A., & Minnis, H. (2000). Research review: Transracial placements: A commentary on a new adult outcome study. Adoption and Fostering, 24, 53-58.


Minnis, H., Devine, C., & Pelosi, A.J. (1999). Foster carers speak about training. Adoption & Fostering. 23, 42-47.


Rushton, A., & Minnis, H. (1997). Transracial family placements. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 38, 147-159.


Minnis, H., Ramsay, R., & Campbell, L. (1996). Reactive Attachment disorder: usefulness of a new clinical category. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 184, 440.


Minnis, H., Ramsay, R., Ewije, P., & Kumar, C. (1995). Osteogenesis imperfecta and non-accidental injury. British Journal of Psychiatry, 166, 824-825.




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