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Mr Richard Daniel Curtis BA (Hons), MA (Ed)

PhD Researcher

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Richard Daniel Curtis is a behaviour expert with Psychology at the University of Southamtpon

On a mission to change a generation


BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS -

Sheffield Hallam University 2000-2003

MA (Ed) Education – Edge Hill University 2012-13 – Focus – How children’s relationship with their teacher is affected by attending a Nurture Group

Research interests

Social and emotional development of children, mental health of adolescents, gratitude, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties

PhD research

Testing the Effectiveness of a Measure of Early Social and Emotional Developmental Gaps in the Education and Home Contexts

Supervisors: H Kovshoff, J Kreppner & J Hadwin

Funded by The Root Of It.



Research group

Centre for Innovation in Mental Health (CiMH)

Richard writes many books in his subject area. For a full list please go to

Richard’s research is centred around the assessment of young people’s social and emotional development.

He is the author of a measure for parents and teachers to complete to understand a child’s developmental gaps.

Further information and access can be found at The Curtis Scale website.

Mr Richard Daniel Curtis
Building 44 Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

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