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Nadia Ayed

Nadia Ayed

Office Phone: (+44) 01223 331568


I joined the Centre for Family Research in November 2016 as a Research Assistant working on the follow-up study of gay father adoptive families, supervised by Professor Susan Golombok. This study seeks to explore psychological outcomes of adopted children in gay father, lesbian mother and heterosexual parent families. 

I graduated with a First Class Honors (BA) from the University of Cambridge in 2015, having read Politics, Psychology and Sociology. I then went straight on to study my MSc at King's College London, in Mental Health Studies, where I graduated with a distinction. My MSc thesis explored the role of social capital in predicting transitions from At Risk Mental State to frank Psychosis and the impact such transitioning may have upon an individual's functioning. 

Research Interests

New family forms

Mental health


Social capital



Key Publications

Ayed, N., Toner, S., Priebe, S. What does resilience mean in adult mental health research? A conceptual review with a systematic search. In Preparation. PROSPERO 2016: CRD42016047894 Available from

Kirkbride J,B , Laeber L, Ayed N, Reininghaus U, Jones P,B. The Social Environment Assessment Tool [SEAT]: Development and psychometric properties. In Preparation.