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Wass, S.V., Mirza, F.U., Smith, C. (2024), Understanding allostasis: early life self-regulation involves both up- and down-regulation of arousal. Child Development (in press).

Wass, S. V., Greenwood, E. M. G., Esposito, G., Smith, C. . G., Necef, I., & Phillips, E. (2024). Annual Research Review. ‘There, the dance is—At the still point of the turning world’: Dynamic systems perspectives on co-regulation and dysregulation during early development. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 1-27.


Smith, C., Jones, E. J., Charman, T., Clackson, K., Mirza, F., & Wass, S. (2023). Vocalisation and physiological hyperarousal in infant-caregiver dyads where the caregiver has elevated anxiety. Development & Psychopathology, 1-12,


Smith, C., Jones, E. J. H., Wass, S. V., Jacobs, D., Fitzpatrick, C., & Charman, T. (2022). The effect of perinatal interventions on parent anxiety, infant socio-emotional development and parent-infant relationship outcomes: A systematic review. JCPP Advances.

Smith, C. G. (2022). The transmission of anxiety and stress states from parent to infant: mechanisms of emotion dysregulation in dyads at elevated likelihood of mental health conditions [Doctoral thesis]. King’s College London, University of London.

Wass, S., Phillips, E., Smith, C., Goupil, L. (2022). Vocal communication is tied to interpersonal arousal coupling in caregiver-infant dyads. eLife.


Smith, C., Jones, E. J., Charman, T., Clackson, K., Mirza, F., & Wass, S. (2021). Anxious parents show higher physiological synchrony with their infants. Psychological Medicine, 1-11.

Smith, C. G., Jones E. J. H., Wass, S. V., Pasco, G., Johnson, M. H., Charman, T., Wan, M. W., & The BASIS Team (2021). Infant effortful control mediates relations between nondirective parenting and anxiety-related child behaviours in an autism-enriched infant cohort. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Wass, S., Smith, C., Stubbs, L., Clackson, K., & Mirza, F. (2021). Physiological stress, sustained attention and cognitive engagement in 12-month-old infants from urban environments. Developmental Psychology, 57(8), 1179–1194.


Wass, S., Smith, C., Clackson, K., & Mirza, F. (2020). In infancy, it’s the extremes of arousal that are ‘sticky’: naturalistic data challenge purely homeostatic approaches to studying self‐regulationDevelopmental Science, doi: 10.1111/desc.13059.


Wass, S. V., Smith, C. G., Clackson, K., Gibb, C., Eitzenberger, J., & Mirza, F. U. (2019). Parents mimic and influence their infant’s autonomic state through dynamic affective state matchingCurrent Biology29(14), 2415-2422.

Wass, S. V., Smith, C. G., Daubney, K. R., Suata, Z. M., Clackson, K., Begum, A., & Mirza, F. U. (2019). Influences of environmental stressors on autonomic function in 12‐month‐old infants: understanding early common pathways to atypical emotion regulation and cognitive performance. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry60(12), 1323-1333.