David Turgoose

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Dr David Turgoose is a clinical psychologist who completed his training at University College London in 2015. He currently works in the Attachment and Trauma Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and as a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Roehampton. His special interests include child psychology, PTSD, complex trauma and Attachment Theory. He has recently published papers on military trauma, and on the impact of empathy and burnout on police officers working with victims of sexual abuse.


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Is too much screen time bad for our children? Perhaps, but how much do we really know?


David Turgoose explores a systematic review of reviews that looks at the effects of screen time on the health and well-being of children and adolescents. The review found that higher levels of screen time were related to some physical and mental health concerns, such as poor diet, obesity and depression.

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Can PTSD in refugees affect their children’s well-being via harsher parenting styles?


David Turgoose writes his debut elf blog on a longitudinal cohort study, which looks at the effect of post-traumatic stress disorder on refugees’ parenting and their children’s mental health.

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