Dr Rosemary Roberts’ work has for many years focused on child development from birth to three; and supporting those who live and work with these youngest children, especially their parents. She holds a post-graduate diploma from the Tavistock Clinic UK in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies; and more recently a PhD for which she researched wellbeing development from birth to three, especially in the home.
Rosemary has worked in nursery, primary and higher education, and the voluntary sector; and was a founder director of Parents Early Education Partnership (PEEP), working with Sure Start programmes in disadvantaged areas. In 1999 she was awarded an OBE for services to early childhood. In 2011 - 2012 she worked with various early years projects in Australia.
She has published two books: Self Esteem and Early Learning (2006) 3rd ed.; Wellbeing from Birth (2010); and most recently Thinking within the wellbeing wheel in S. Robson and S. Flannery Quinn (eds.) (2014) The Routledge International Handbook of Young Children’s Thinking and Understanding, Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge.