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Research

Claire Hughes completed her first degree and her PhD at the University of Cambridge (on the topic of executive function in autism, supervised by Dr James Russell and funded by the Medical Research Council). She then spent two years in Paris as a post-doctoral research fellow (funded by the Fyssen Foundation) where she worked at the Hopital Robert Debre and INSERM at the University of Paris V, investigating executive functions in parents and siblings of children with autism. Returning to the UK, Claire worked for 6 years (as an MRC research fellow and lecturer) at the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Research Centre where she collaborated with Professor Judy Dunn in two parallel studies of 'hard to manage' preschoolers and typically developing preschool friends. Claire then moved to Cambridge and joined the Centre for Family Research. For the past decade, she has conducted a series of studies (funded by the Health Foundation and the ESRC) following up a socially diverse sample of children (recruited at age 2 and filmed at multiple time-points interacting with mothers, siblings, friends and unfamiliar peers) in order to examine the origins and consequences of individual differences in theory of mind and executive function for children's social relationships and adjustment to primary and secondary school. Dr Rosie Ensor was a key collaborator for the first 4 years of this longitudinal study; more recent waves have been conducted in collaboration with Dr Rory Devine, Ms Naomi White and Ms Sarah Foley. More recently, she has begun to conduct international studies of theory of mind and executive function in children from different cultures and to develop tools for teachers to identify children likely to benefit from extra support during the transition to school. These more recent studies have been funded by the ESRC, the Isaac Newton Trust, the Westminster Foundation and the Early Years Foundation Trust.  Key collaborators for these studies are Dr Rory Devine, Dr Michelle Ellefson, Dr Irenee Daly, Ms Nao Fujita, Ms Naomi White and Ms Sarah Foley.

Publications (from Symplectic)

Theses / dissertations

2023 (No publication date)

  • Friedman, S., 2023 (No publication date). Nature, autism, and COVID: Exploring perceptions of nature’s relationship with wellbeing in diverse groups
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.93642
  • 2021 (No publication date)

  • Xu, C., 2021 (No publication date). Executive Function in Late Childhood and Adolescence: Cultural Contrasts, Correlates, and Consequences
  • Journal articles

    2023

  • Foley, S., Ronchi, L., Lecce, S., Feng, X., Chan, MHM. and Hughes, C., 2023. Cross-cultural equivalence of parental ratings of child difficulties during the pandemic: Findings from a six-site study. Int J Methods Psychiatr Res, v. 32
    Doi: 10.1002/mpr.1933
  • Murray, L., Jennings, S., Perry, H., Andrews, M., De Wilde, K., Newell, A., Mortimer, A., Phillips, E., Liu, X., Hughes, C., Melhuish, E., De Pascalis, L., Dishington, C., Duncan, J. and Cooper, PJ., 2023. Effects of training parents in dialogic book‐sharing: The Early‐Years Provision in Children's Centers (EPICC) study Early Childhood Research Quarterly, v. 62
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecresq.2022.07.008
  • Hughes, C., Foley, S., Browne, W., McHarg, G. and Devine, RT., 2023. Developmental links between executive function and emotion regulation in early toddlerhood. Infant Behav Dev, v. 71
    Doi: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2022.101782
  • Wong, S-C., Do, PH., Eisner, M., Hughes, C., Valdebenito, S. and Murray, AL., 2023. An Umbrella Review of the Literature on Perinatal Domestic Violence: Prevalence, Risk Factors, Possible Outcomes and Interventions. Trauma Violence Abuse, v. 24
    Doi: 10.1177/15248380221080455
  • Hughes, C., Ronchi, L., Foley, S., Dempsey, C. and Lecce, S., 2023. Siblings in lockdown: International evidence for birth order effects on child adjustment in the Covid19 pandemic Social Development, v. 32
    Doi: 10.1111/sode.12668
  • Hughes, C., Ronchi, L., Heng, J., Basile, C., Del Sette, P. and Lecce, S., 2023. What Mediates the Effect of Family Disruption in the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children’s Prosocial Behavior Social Psychology, v. 54
    Doi: 10.1027/1864-9335/a000485
  • Gilligan-Lee, KA., Fink, E., Jerrom, L., Davies, MP., Dempsey, C., Hughes, C. and Farran, EK., 2023. Building Numeracy Skills: Associations between DUPLO® Block Construction and Numeracy in Early Childhood. J Intell, v. 11
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3390/jintelligence11080161
  • 2022

  • Ribner, A., Devine, RT., Blair, C., Hughes, C. and NewFAMS Investigators, , 2022. Mothers' and fathers' executive function both predict emergent executive function in toddlerhood. Dev Sci, v. 25
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/desc.13263
  • Foley, S., Hughes, C. and Fink, E., 2022. Expectant mothers' not fathers' mind-mindedness predicts infant, mother, and father conversational turns at 7 months. Infancy, v. 27
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/infa.12498
  • Friedman, S., Gibson, J., Jones, C. and Hughes, C., 2022. ‘A new adventure’: a case study of autistic children at Forest School Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/14729679.2022.2115522
  • Murray, AL., Taut, D., Baban, A., Hemady, CL., Walker, S., Osafo, J., Sikander, S., Tomlinson, M., Toit, SD., Marlow, M., Ward, CL., Fernando, A., Madrid, B., Van Thang, V., Tuyen, HD., Dunne, M., Hughes, C., Fearon, P., Valdebenito, S. and Eisner, M., 2022. Associations Between ADHD Symptoms and Maternal and Birth Outcomes: An Exploratory Analysis in a Multi-Country Cohort of Expectant Mothers. J Atten Disord, v. 26
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1177/10870547221105064
  • Murray, AL., Hemady, CL., Do, H., Dunne, M., Foley, S., Osafo, J., Sikander, S., Madrid, B., Baban, A., Taut, D., Ward, CL., Fernando, A., Thang, VV., Eisner, M., Hughes, C., Fearon, P., Valdebenito, S., Tomlinson, M., Pathmeswaran, A. and Walker, S., 2022. Measuring antenatal depressive symptoms across the world: A validation and cross-country invariance analysis of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) in eight diverse low-resource settings. Psychol Assess, v. 34
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1037/pas0001154
  • Hemady, CL., Speyer, LG., Murray, AL., Brown, RH., Meinck, F., Fry, D., Do, H., Sikander, S., Madrid, B., Fernando, A., Walker, S., Dunne, M., Foley, S., Hughes, C., Osafo, J., Baban, A., Taut, D., Ward, CL., Van Thang, V., Fearon, P., Tomlinson, M., Valdebenito, S. and Eisner, M., 2022. Patterns of adverse childhood experiences and associations with prenatal substance use and poor infant outcomes in a multi-country cohort of mothers: a latent class analysis. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth, v. 22
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-022-04839-0
  • Katus, L., Foley, S., Murray, AL., Luong-Thanh, B-Y., Taut, D., Baban, A., Madrid, B., Fernando, AD., Sikander, S., Ward, CL., Osafo, J., Marlow, M., Du Toit, S., Walker, S., Van Vo, T., Fearon, P., Valdebenito, S., Eisner, MP. and Hughes, C., 2022. Perceived stress during the prenatal period: assessing measurement invariance of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10) across cultures and birth parity. Arch Womens Ment Health, v. 25
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/s00737-022-01229-5
  • Friedman, S., Imrie, S., Fink, E., Gedikoglu, M. and Hughes, C., 2022. Understanding changes to children's connection to nature during the COVID-19 pandemic and implications for child well-being. People Nat (Hoboken), v. 4
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/pan3.10270
  • Murray, AL., Speyer, LG., Hall, HA., Valdebenito, S. and Hughes, C., 2022. A Longitudinal and Gender Invariance Analysis of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire Across Ages 3, 5, 7, 11, 14, and 17 in a Large U.K.-Representative Sample. Assessment, v. 29
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1177/10731911211009312
  • Speyer, LG., Hall, HA., Hang, Y., Hughes, C. and Murray, AL., 2022. Within-family relations of mental health problems across childhood and adolescence. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, v. 63
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13572
  • 2021

  • Murray, AL., Speyer, LG., Hall, HA., Valdebenito, S. and Hughes, C., 2021. Teacher Versus Parent Informant Measurement Invariance of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. J Pediatr Psychol, v. 46
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsab062
  • Brown, RH., Eisner, M., Valdebenito, S., Walker, S., Tomlinson, M., Hughes, C., Ward, CL., Osafo, J., Sikander, S., Fearon, P., Dunne, MP., Madrid, B., Baban, A., Van Thang, V., Fernando, AD. and Murray, AL., 2021. What Research Questions Should the Next Generation of Birth Cohort Studies Address? An International Delphi Study of Experts. Acad Pediatr, v. 21
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2020.03.011
  • Baker, K., Devine, RT., Ng-Cordell, E., Raymond, FL., IMAGINE-ID consortium, and Hughes, C., 2021. Childhood intellectual disability and parents' mental health: integrating social, psychological and genetic influences. Br J Psychiatry, v. 218
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.2020.38
  • Fujita, N. and Hughes, C., 2021. Mind-mindedness and self–other distinction: Contrasts between Japanese and British mothers’ speech samples Social Development, v. 30
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/sode.12454
  • Guagliano, JM., Morton, KL., Hughes, C. and van Sluijs, EMF., 2021. Effective and resource-efficient strategies for recruiting families in physical activity, sedentary behavior, nutrition, and obesity prevention research: A systematic review with expert opinion. Obes Rev, v. 22
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/obr.13161
  • Wong, SC., Huyen, DP., Hughes, C., Valdebenito, S., Eisner, M. and Murray, AL., 2021. An umbrella review of the literature on perinatal domestic violence: prevalence, risk factors, possible outcomes, and interventions
    Doi: 10.31234/osf.io/ang9w
  • Foley, S., Hughes, C., Murray, AL., Baban, A., Fernando, AD., Madrid, B., Osafo, J., Sikander, S., Abbasi, F., Walker, S., Luong-Thanh, B-Y., Vo, TV., Tomlinson, M., Fearon, P., Ward, CL., Valdebenito, S. and Eisner, M., 2021. Prenatal attachment: using measurement invariance to test the validity of comparisons across eight culturally diverse countries. Arch Womens Ment Health, v. 24
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/s00737-021-01105-8
  • Białecka-Pikul, M., Stępień-Nycz, M., Szpak, M., Grygiel, P., Bosacki, S., Devine, RT. and Hughes, C., 2021. Theory of Mind and Peer Attachment in Adolescence. J Res Adolesc, v. 31
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12630
  • van Sluijs, EMF., Brown, HE., Coombes, E., Hughes, C., Jones, AP., Morton, KL. and Guagliano, JM., 2021. An online family-based self-monitoring and goal-setting intervention to improve children’s physical activity: the FRESH feasibility trial and three-arm pilot RCT
  • Foley, S., Hughes, C., Murray, AL., Baban, A., Fernando, AD., Madrid, B., Osafo, J., Sikander, S., Abbasi, F., Walker, S., Van, TV., Luong-Thanh, B-Y., Tomlinson, M., Fearon, P., Ward, CL., Valdebenito, S. and Eisner, M., 2021. Correction to: Prenatal attachment: Using measurement invariance to test the validity of comparisons across eight culturally diverse countries. Arch Womens Ment Health, v. 24
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/s00737-021-01122-7
  • Brown, RH., Eisner, M., Walker, S., Tomlinson, M., Fearon, P., Dunne, MP., Valdebenito, S., Hughes, C., Ward, CL., Sikander, S., Osafo, J., Madrid, B., Baban, A., Van Thang, V., Fernando, AD. and Murray, AL., 2021. The impact of maternal adverse childhood experiences and prenatal depressive symptoms on foetal attachment: Preliminary evidence from expectant mothers across eight middle-income countries. J Affect Disord, v. 295
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2021.08.066
  • Ribner, AD., Coulanges, L., Friedman, S., Libertus, ME. and I-FAM-Covid Consortium, , 2021. Screen Time in the Coronavirus 2019 Era: International Trends of Increasing Use Among 3- to 7-Year-Old Children. J Pediatr, v. 239
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2021.08.068
  • Foley, S., Badinlou, F., Brocki, KC., Frick, MA., Ronchi, L. and Hughes, C., 2021. Family Function and Child Adjustment Difficulties in the COVID-19 Pandemic: An International Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health, v. 18
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182111136
  • 2020 (Accepted for publication)

  • McHarg, G., Ribner, AD., Devine, RT. and Hughes, C., 2020 (Accepted for publication). Infant screen exposure links to toddlers' inhibition, but not other EF constructs: A propensity score study Infancy,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/infa.12325
  • Foley, S., Alvarez, C., McCarthy, J. and Hughes, C., 2020 (Accepted for publication). Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd? Maternal and Paternal Talk About Their Infant Differs in Associations with Wellbeing, Couple Relationship Quality and Caregiving Sensitivity Frontiers in Psychiatry,
  • 2020

  • Hughes, C., T Devine, R., Foley, S., D Ribner, A., Mesman, J. and Blair, C., 2020. Couples becoming parents: Trajectories for psychological distress and buffering effects of social support. J Affect Disord, v. 265
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.01.133
  • Ellefson, MR., Zachariou, A., Ng, FF-Y., Wang, Q. and Hughes, C., 2020. Do executive functions mediate the link between socioeconomic status and numeracy skills? A cross-site comparison of Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. J Exp Child Psychol, v. 194
    Doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2019.104734
  • Guagliano, JM., Armitage, SM., Brown, HE., Coombes, E., Fusco, F., Hughes, C., Jones, AP., Morton, KL. and van Sluijs, EMF., 2020. A whole family-based physical activity promotion intervention: findings from the families reporting every step to health (FRESH) pilot randomised controlled trial. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, v. 17
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-020-01025-3
  • Chan, MHM., Wang, Z., Devine, RT. and Hughes, C., 2020. Parental mental-state talk and false belief understanding in Hong Kong children Cognitive Development, v. 55
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogdev.2020.100926
  • Xu, C., Ellefson, MR., Ng, FF-Y., Wang, Q. and Hughes, C., 2020. An East-West contrast in executive function: Measurement invariance of computerized tasks in school-aged children and adolescents. J Exp Child Psychol, v. 199
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2020.104929
  • Murray, AL., Speyer, LG., Hall, HA., Valdebenito, S. and Hughes, C., 2020. A longitudinal and gender invariance analysis of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire across ages 3,5,7,11, 14, and 17 in a large UK-representative sample
    Doi: 10.31234/osf.io/zs6q5
  • Valdebenito, S., Murray, A., Hughes, C., Băban, A., Fernando, AD., Madrid, BJ., Ward, C., Osafo, J., Dunne, M., Sikander, S., Walker, SP., Thang, VV., Tomlinson, M., Fearon, P., Shenderovich, Y., Marlow, M., Chathurika, D., Taut, D. and Eisner, M., 2020. Evidence for Better Lives Study: a comparative birth-cohort study on child exposure to violence and other adversities in eight low- and middle-income countries - foundational research (study protocol). BMJ Open, v. 10
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034986
  • Foley, S., Álvarez, C., McCarthy, J. and Hughes, C., 2020. Two's Company, Three's a Crowd? Maternal and Paternal Talk About Their Infant Differs in Associations With Wellbeing, Couple Relationship Quality, and Caregiving Sensitivity. Front Psychiatry, v. 11
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.578632
  • Hughes, C., Devine, RT., Mesman, J. and Blair, C., 2020. Understanding the terrible twos: A longitudinal investigation of the impact of early executive function and parent-child interactions. Dev Sci, v. 23
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/desc.12979
  • Hughes, C., Devine, RT., Mesman, J., Blair, C. and NewFAMS Team, , 2020. Parental well-being, couple relationship quality, and children's behavioral problems in the first 2 years of life. Dev Psychopathol, v. 32
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579419000804
  • Fink, E., Browne, WV., Kirk, I. and Hughes, C., 2020. Couple relationship quality and the infant home language environment: Gender-specific findings. J Fam Psychol, v. 34
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1037/fam0000590
  • McHarg, G., Ribner, AD., Devine, RT. and Hughes, C., 2020. Screen Time and Executive Function in Toddlerhood: A Longitudinal Study. Front Psychol, v. 11
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.570392
  • 2019 (Accepted for publication)

  • Guagliano, JM., Brown, HE., Coombes, E., Hughes, C., Jones, AP., Morton, KL., Wilson, ECF. and Van Sluijs, E., 2019 (Accepted for publication). The development and feasibility of a randomised family-based physical activity promotion intervention: The Families Reporting Every Step to Health (FRESH) study Pilot and Feasibility Studies,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-019-0408-7
  • Guagliano, J., Armitage, S., Brown, HE., Coombes, E., Fusco, F., Hughes, C., Jones, AP., Morton, KL. and Van Sluijs, EMF., 2019 (Accepted for publication). Whole family-based physical activity promotion intervention: the Families Reporting Every Step to Health pilot randomised controlled trial protocol International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, v. 9
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030902
  • Hughes, CH., Foley, S., Devine, RT., Holmes, E., Boddington, L., Ribner, A. and Kyriakou, L., 2019 (Accepted for publication). Worrying in the Wings: Negative Emotional Birth Memories in Mothers and Fathers Show Similar Associations with Perinatal Mood Disturbance and Delivery Mode Archives of Women's Mental Health,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/s00737-019-00973-5
  • Foley, S., Branger, MCE., Alink, LRA., Lindberg, A. and Hughes, C., 2019 (Accepted for publication). Thinking About You Baby: Expectant Parents’ Narratives Suggest Prenatal Spillover for Fathers Journal of Family Psychology, v. 33
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1037/fam0000568
  • 2019

  • Hughes, C., 2019. How do parents guide children towards ‘playing to learn’? Reflections on four studies in a special issue on self- and co-regulation in early childhood Metacognition and Learning, v. 14
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/s11409-019-09215-6
  • Fink, E., Browne, WV., Hughes, C. and Gibson, J., 2019. Using a “child's-eye view” of social success to understand the importance of school readiness at the transition to formal schooling Social Development, v. 28
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/sode.12323
  • McHarg, G., Fink, E. and Hughes, C., 2019. Crying babies, empathic toddlers, responsive mothers and fathers: Exploring parent-toddler interactions in an empathy paradigm. J Exp Child Psychol, v. 179
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2018.11.002
  • Murray, AL., Kaiser, D., Valdebenito, S., Hughes, C., Baban, A., Fernando, AD., Madrid, B., Ward, CL., Osafo, J., Dunne, M., Sikander, S., Walker, S., Van Thang, V., Tomlinson, M. and Eisner, M., 2019. The Intergenerational Effects of Intimate Partner Violence in Pregnancy: Mediating Pathways and Implications for Prevention Trauma, Violence, and Abuse,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1177/1524838018813563
  • Fink, E. and Hughes, C., 2019. Children's friendships PSYCHOLOGIST, v. 32
  • Ribner, AD., McHarg, GG. and NewFAMS Study Team, , 2019. Why won't she sleep? Screen exposure and sleep patterns in young infants. Infant Behav Dev, v. 57
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.infbeh.2019.101334
  • Fink, E. and Hughes, C., 2019. Children’s friendships: Elian Fink and Claire Hughes review the evidence The Psychologist, v. 32
  • Devine, RT. and Hughes, C., 2019. Let's Talk: Parents' Mental Talk (Not Mind-Mindedness or Mindreading Capacity) Predicts Children's False Belief Understanding. Child Dev, v. 90
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12990
  • 2018 (Accepted for publication)

  • Hughes, CH., Lindberg, A. and Devine, R., 2018 (Accepted for publication). Autonomy Support in Toddlerhood: Similarities and Contrasts between Mothers and Fathers Journal of Family Psychology,
  • Devine, RT., Ribner, A. and Hughes, C., 2018 (Accepted for publication). Measuring and Predicting Individual Differences in Executive Functions at 14 Months: A Longitudinal Study Child Development,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13217
  • 2018

  • Hughes, C., White, N., Foley, S. and Devine, RT., 2018. Family support and gains in school readiness: A longitudinal study. Br J Educ Psychol, v. 88
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12188
  • Murray, L., Jennings, S., Mortimer, A., Prout, A., Melhuish, E., Hughes, C., Duncan, J., Holmes, J., Dishington, C. and Cooper, PJ., 2018. The impact of early-years provision in Children's Centres (EPICC) on child cognitive and socio-emotional development: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, v. 19
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-2700-x
  • Devine, RT. and Hughes, C., 2018. Family Correlates of False Belief Understanding in Early Childhood: A Meta-Analysis. Child Dev, v. 89
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12682
  • Foley, S. and Hughes, C., 2018. Great expectations? Do mothers’ and fathers’ prenatal thoughts and feelings about the infant predict parent-infant interaction quality? A meta-analytic review Developmental Review,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.dr.2018.03.007
  • Hughes, C., McHarg, G. and White, N., 2018. Sibling influences on prosocial behavior Current Opinion in Psychology, v. 20
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2017.08.015
  • 2017 (Accepted for publication)

  • Hughes, C. and Devine, RT., 2017 (Accepted for publication). For Better or for Worse? Positive and Negative Parental Influences on Young Children's Executive Function Child Development,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12915
  • 2017

  • Ellefson, MR., Ng, FF-Y., Wang, Q. and Hughes, C., 2017. Efficiency of Executive Function: A Two-Generation Cross-Cultural Comparison of Samples From Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Psychol Sci, v. 28
    Doi: 10.1177/0956797616687812
  • Lecce, S., Bianco, F., Devine, RT. and Hughes, C., 2017. Relations between theory of mind and executive function in middle childhood: A short-term longitudinal study. J Exp Child Psychol, v. 163
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2017.06.011
  • Freeman, D., Sheaves, B., Goodwin, GM., Yu, L-M., Nickless, A., Harrison, PJ., Emsley, R., Luik, AI., Foster, RG., Wadekar, V., Hinds, C., Gumley, A., Jones, R., Lightman, S., Jones, S., Bentall, R., Kinderman, P., Rowse, G., Brugha, T., Blagrove, M., Gregory, AM., Fleming, L., Walklet, E., Glazebrook, C., Davies, EB., Hollis, C., Haddock, G., John, B., Coulson, M., Fowler, D., Pugh, K., Cape, J., Moseley, P., Brown, G., Hughes, C., Obonsawin, M., Coker, S., Watkins, E., Schwannauer, M., MacMahon, K., Siriwardena, AN. and Espie, CA., 2017. The effects of improving sleep on mental health (OASIS): a randomised controlled trial with mediation analysis. Lancet Psychiatry, v. 4
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(17)30328-0
  • Shahaeian, A., Razmjoee, M., Wang, C., Elliott, SN. and Hughes, C., 2017. Understanding relational aggression during early childhood: An examination of the association with language and other social and cognitive skills Early Childhood Research Quarterly, v. 40
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecresq.2017.04.002
  • Cassels, MT., White, N., Gee, N. and Hughes, C., 2017. One of the family? Measuring early adolescents' relationships with pets and siblings Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, v. 49
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2017.01.003
  • Hughes, C., Aldercotte, A. and Foley, S., 2017. Maternal Mind-Mindedness Provides a Buffer for Pre-Adolescents at Risk for Disruptive Behavior Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, v. 45
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-016-0165-5
  • 2016 (Accepted for publication)

  • Hughes, C., Devine, RT. and Wang, Z., 2016 (Accepted for publication). Does Parental Mind-Mindedness Account for Cross-Cultural Differences in Preschoolers' Theory of Mind? Child Development,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12746
  • 2016

  • Devine, RT. and Hughes, C., 2016. Measuring theory of mind across middle childhood: Reliability and validity of the Silent Films and Strange Stories tasks. J Exp Child Psychol, v. 149
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2015.07.011
  • Wang, Z., Devine, RT., Wong, KK. and Hughes, C., 2016. Theory of mind and executive function during middle childhood across cultures. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v. 149
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2015.09.028
  • Roman, GD., Ensor, R. and Hughes, C., 2016. Does executive function mediate the path from mothers' depressive symptoms to young children's problem behaviors? J Exp Child Psychol, v. 142
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2015.09.022
  • Devine, RT., White, N., Ensor, R. and Hughes, C., 2016. Theory of mind in middle childhood: Longitudinal associations with executive function and social competence. Dev Psychol, v. 52
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000105
  • Devine, RT., Bignardi, G. and Hughes, C., 2016. Executive Function Mediates the Relations between Parental Behaviors and Children's Early Academic Ability. Front Psychol, v. 7
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01902
  • Hughes, C., 2016. Theory of mind grows up: Reflections on new research on theory of mind in middle childhood and adolescence. J Exp Child Psychol, v. 149
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2016.01.017
  • 2015

  • Hughes, C., 2015. The transition to school Psychologist, v. 28
  • Healy, SJ., Murray, L., Cooper, PJ., Hughes, C. and Halligan, SL., 2015. A longitudinal investigation of maternal influences on the development of child hostile attributions and aggression. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol, v. 44
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2013.850698
  • Hughes, C., Daly, I., Foley, S., White, N. and Devine, RT., 2015. Measuring the foundations of school readiness: Introducing a new questionnaire for teachers - The Brief Early Skills and Support Index (BESSI). Br J Educ Psychol, v. 85
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12076
  • Hughes, C. and Devine, RT., 2015. Individual Differences in Theory of Mind From Preschool to Adolescence: Achievements and Directions Child Development Perspectives,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/cdep.12124
  • Hughes, C. and Devine, RT., 2015. Individual Differences in Theory of Mind From Preschool to Adolescence: Achievements and Directions Child Development Perspectives, v. 9
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/cdep.12124
  • Hughes, C., Daly, I., Foley, S., White, N. and Devine, RT., 2015. Measuring the foundations of school readiness: Introducing a new questionnaire for teachers - The Brief Early Skills and Support Index (BESSI) British Journal of Educational Psychology, v. 85
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12076
  • 2014

  • Hughes, C., White, N. and Ensor, R., 2014. How does talk about thoughts, desires, and feelings foster children's socio-cognitive development? Mediators, moderators and implications for intervention Contributions to Human Development, v. 26
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1159/000354362
  • Ensor, R., Devine, RT., Marks, A. and Hughes, C., 2014. Mothers' cognitive references to 2-year-olds predict theory of mind at ages 6 and 10. Child Dev, v. 85
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12186
  • Devine, RT. and Hughes, C., 2014. Relations between false belief understanding and executive function in early childhood: a meta-analysis. Child Dev, v. 85
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12237
  • Ensor, R., Devine, RT., Marks, A. and Hughes, C., 2014. Mothers' Cognitive References to 2-Year-Olds Predict Theory of Mind at Ages 6 and 10 Child Development, v. 85
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12186
  • White, N., Ensor, R., Marks, A., Jacobs, L. and Hughes, C., 2014. "It's Mine!" Does Sharing with Siblings at Age 3 Predict Sharing with Siblings, Friends, and Unfamiliar Peers at Age 6? Early Education and Development, v. 25
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/10409289.2013.825189
  • Lecce, S., Bianco, F., Devine, RT., Hughes, C. and Banerjee, R., 2014. Promoting theory of mind during middle childhood: a training program. J Exp Child Psychol, v. 126
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2014.03.002
  • Nancekivell, SE. and Friedman, O., 2014. Preschoolers selectively infer history when explaining outcomes: evidence from explanations of ownership, liking, and use. Child Dev, v. 85
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12170
  • Wong, KK., Freeman, D. and Hughes, C., 2014. Suspicious young minds: paranoia and mistrust in 8- to 14-year-olds in the U.K. and Hong Kong. Br J Psychiatry, v. 205
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.113.135467
  • Devine, RT. and Hughes, C., 2014. Relations between false belief understanding and executive function in early childhood: A meta-analysis Child Development, v. 85
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12237
  • Hughes, C., Devine, RT., Ensor, R., Koyasu, M., Mizokawa, A. and Lecce, S., 2014. Lost in Translation? Comparing British, Japanese, and Italian Children’s Theory-of-Mind Performance Child Development Research, v. 2014
    Doi: 10.1155/2014/893492
  • 2013

  • Devine, RT. and Hughes, C., 2013. Silent films and strange stories: theory of mind, gender, and social experiences in middle childhood. Child Dev, v. 84
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12017
  • Hughes, C., Roman, G., Hart, MJ. and Ensor, R., 2013. Does maternal depression predict young children's executive function? - A 4-year longitudinal study Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, v. 54
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.12014
  • Hughes, C., Roman, G., Hart, MJ. and Ensor, R., 2013. Does maternal depression predict young children's executive function? - a 4-year longitudinal study. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, v. 54
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.12014
  • 2012

  • Ensor, R., Roman, G., Hart, MJ. and Hughes, C., 2012. Mothers' Depressive Symptoms and Low Mother-Toddler Mutuality Both Predict Children's Maladjustment INFANT CHILD DEV, v. 21
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/icd.762
  • 2011

  • Ensor, R., Spencer, D. and Hughes, C., 2011. 'You Feel Sad?' Emotion Understanding Mediates Effects of Verbal Ability and Mother-Child Mutuality on Prosocial Behaviors: Findings from 2 Years to 4 Years Social Development, v. 20
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9507.2009.00572.x
  • Hughes, C. and Ensor, R., 2011. Individual differences in growth in executive function across the transition to school predict externalizing and internalizing behaviors and self-perceived academic success at 6 years of age Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v. 108
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2010.06.005
  • Ensor, R., Hart, M., Jacobs, L. and Hughes, C., 2011. Gender differences in children's problem behaviours in competitive play with friends. Br J Dev Psychol, v. 29
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-835X.2010.02016.x
  • Hughes, C., Ensor, R. and Marks, A., 2011. Individual differences in false belief understanding are stable from 3 to 6 years of age and predict children's mental state talk with school friends. J Exp Child Psychol, v. 108
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2010.07.012
  • Hughes, C. and Ensor, R., 2011. Individual differences in growth in executive function across the transition to school predict externalizing and internalizing behaviors and self-perceived academic success at 6 years of age. J Exp Child Psychol, v. 108
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2010.06.005
  • Hughes, C., 2011. Changes and challenges in 20 years of research into the development of executive functions Infant and Child Development, v. 20
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/icd.736
  • Lecce, S., Caputi, M. and Hughes, C., 2011. Does sensitivity to criticism mediate the relationship between theory of mind and academic achievementŽ Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v. 110
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2011.04.011
  • Wilson, C. and Hughes, C., 2011. Worry, beliefs about worry and problem solving in young children. Behav Cogn Psychother, v. 39
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1017/S1352465811000269
  • Ensor, R., Roman, G., Hart, MJ. and Hughes, C., 2011. Mothers' Depressive Symptoms and Low Mother-Toddler Mutuality Both Predict Children's Maladjustment Infant and Child Development,
  • Lecce, S., Caputi, M. and Hughes, C., 2011. Does sensitivity to criticism mediate the relationship between theory of mind and academic achievement? Journal of Experimental Child Psychology,
  • 2010

  • Ensor, R. and Hughes, C., 2010. With a Little Help from My Friends: Maternal Social Support, via Parenting, Promotes Willingness to Share in Preschoolers Born to Young Mothers INFANT CHILD DEV, v. 19
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/icd.643
  • Hughes, CH. and Lecce, S., 2010. The Italian job?’: Comparing theory of mind performance in British and Italian children The British journal of developmental psychology, v. 28
  • Hughes, C., Marks, A., Ensor, R. and Lecce, S., 2010. A longitudinal study of conflict and inner state talk in children's conversations with mothers and younger siblings Social Development, v. 19
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9507.2009.00561.x
  • Hughes, C., Ensor, R., Wilson, A. and Graham, A., 2010. Tracking executive function across the transition to school: a latent variable approach. Dev Neuropsychol, v. 35
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/87565640903325691
  • Ensor, R., Marks, A., Jacobs, L. and Hughes, C., 2010. Trajectories of antisocial behaviour towards siblings predict antisocial behaviour towards peers. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, v. 51
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7610.2010.02276.x
  • Hughes, CH. and Ensor, R., 2010. With a Little Help from My Friends: Maternal Social Support, via Parenting, Promotes Willingness to Share in Preschoolers Born to Young Mothers Infant and Child Development, v. 19
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/icd.643
  • Hughes, CH. and Lecce, S., 2010. Early social cognition Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development,
  • 2009

  • Hughes, C. and Ensor, R., 2009. Independence and interplay between maternal and child risk factors for preschool problem behaviors? INT J BEHAV DEV, v. 33
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1177/0165025408101274
  • Hughes, CH. and Ensor, RA., 2009. How do families help or hinder the emergence of early executive function? New directions for child and adolescent development, v. 2009
  • Hughes, CH. and Ensor, R., 2009. Independence and Interplay Between Maternal and Child Risk Factors for Preschool Problem Behaviors? International Journal of Behavioral Development, v. 33
  • 2008

  • Sumich, A., Kumari, V., Dodd, P., Ettinger, U., Hughes, C., Zachariah, E. and Sharma, T., 2008. N100 and P300 amplitude to Go and No-Go variants of the auditory oddball in siblings discordant for schizophrenia. Schizophr Res, v. 98
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2007.09.018
  • Ensor, R. and Hughes, C., 2008. Content or connectedness? Mother-child talk and early social understanding. Child Dev, v. 79
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8624.2007.01120.x
  • Hughes, C. and Ensor, R., 2008. Does executive function matter for preschoolers' problem behaviors? J Abnorm Child Psychol, v. 36
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-007-9107-6
  • Ensor, R. and Hughes, CH., 2008. Content or Connectedness? Mother-Child Talk and Early Social Understanding. Child Development, v. 79
  • Hughes, CH. and Ensor, R., 2008. Does Executive Function Matter for Preschoolers’ Problem Behaviors? Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, v. 36
  • 2007

  • Cahill, KR., Deater-Deckard, K., Pike, A. and Hughes, C., 2007. Theory of mind, self-worth and the mother-child relationship SOC DEV, v. 16
  • Hughes, C., Lecce, S. and Wilson, C., 2007. "Do you know what I want?'' Preschoolers' talk about desires, thoughts and feelings in their conversations with sibs and friends COGNITION EMOTION, v. 21
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/02699930600551691
  • García-Villamisar, D. and Hughes, C., 2007. Supported employment improves cognitive performance in adults with Autism. J Intellect Disabil Res, v. 51
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2006.00854.x
  • Hughes, C. and Ensor, R., 2007. Executive function and theory of mind: Predictive relations from ages 2 to 4. Dev Psychol, v. 43
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1037/0012-1649.43.6.1447
  • Hughes, C. and Ensor, R., 2007. Positive and protective: effects of early theory of mind on problem behaviors in at-risk preschoolers. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, v. 48
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7610.2007.01806.x
  • 2006

  • Hughes, C. and Ensor, R., 2006. Behavioural problems in 2-year-olds: links with individual differences in theory of mind, executive function and harsh parenting. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, v. 47
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7610.2005.01519.x
  • Bennett, M. and Hughes, C., 2006. Untitled INFANT CHILD DEV, v. 15
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/icd.472
  • Hughes, C. and de Rosnay, M., 2006. The role of conversations in children's social, emotional and cognitive development - Introduction BRIT J DEV PSYCHOL, v. 24
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1348/026151005X85863
  • de Rosnay, M. and Hughes, C., 2006. Conversation and theory of mind: Do children talk their way to socio-cognitive understanding? BRIT J DEV PSYCHOL, v. 24
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1348/02615005X82901
  • Hughes, C., Fujisawa, KK., Ensor, R., Lecce, S. and Marfleet, R., 2006. Cooperation and conversations about the mind: A study of individual differences in 2-year-olds and their siblings BRIT J DEV PSYCHOL, v. 24
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1348/026151005X82893
  • Happé, F., Booth, R., Charlton, R. and Hughes, C., 2006. Executive function deficits in autism spectrum disorders and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: examining profiles across domains and ages. Brain Cogn, v. 61
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandc.2006.03.004
  • 2005

  • Ronald, A., Happe, F., Hughes, C. and Plomin, R., 2005. Nice and nasty theory of mind in preschool children: Nature and nurture SOC DEV, v. 14
  • Atkinson, J., Nardini, M., Anker, S., Braddick, O., Hughes, C. and Rae, S., 2005. Refractive errors in infancy predict reduced performance on the movement assessment battery for children at 3 1/2 and 5 1/2 years. Dev Med Child Neurol, v. 47
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1017/s0012162205000472
  • Hughes, C., Kumari, V., Das, M., Zachariah, E., Ettinger, U., Sumich, A. and Sharma, T., 2005. Cognitive functioning in siblings discordant for schizophrenia. Acta Psychiatr Scand, v. 111
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0447.2004.00392.x
  • Hughes, C., Jaffee, SR., Happé, F., Taylor, A., Caspi, A. and Moffitt, TE., 2005. Origins of individual differences in theory of mind: from nature to nurture? Child Dev, v. 76
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8624.2005.00850.x
  • Hughes, C. and Ensor, R., 2005. Executive function and theory of mind in 2 year olds: a family affair? Dev Neuropsychol, v. 28
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1207/s15326942dn2802_5
  • Hughes, CH., Happé, F., Jaffee, SR. and Taylor, A., 2005. Origins of Individual Differences in Theory of Mind: From Nature to Nurture? Child Development, v. 76
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8624.2005.00850_a.x
  • Ensor, R. and Hughes, C., 2005. More than talk: Relations between emotion understanding and positive behaviour in toddlers BRIT J DEV PSYCHOL, v. 23
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1348/026151005X26291
  • Kiesner, J. and Pastore, M., 2005. Differences in the Relations Between Antisocial Behavior and Peer Acceptance Across Contexts and Across Adolescence Child Development, v. 76
    Doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2005.00850.x
  • 2004

  • Spence, SA., Hunter, MD., Farrow, TFD., Green, RD., Leung, DH., Hughes, CJ. and Ganesan, V., 2004. A cognitive neurobiological account of deception: evidence from functional neuroimaging. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, v. 359
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2004.1555
  • Hughes, CH. and Leekman, S., 2004. What are the Links Between Theory of Mind and Social Relations? Review, Reflections and New Directions for Studies of Typical and Atypical Development Social Development,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9507.2004.00285.x
  • Kuntsi, J., Eley, TC., Taylor, A., Hughes, C., Asherson, P., Caspi, A. and Moffitt, TE., 2004. Co-occurrence of ADHD and low IQ has genetic origins. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet, v. 124B
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.b.20076
  • Hughes, C. and Leekam, S., 2004. What are the links between theory of mind and social relations? Review, reflections and new directions for studies of typical and atypical development SOC DEV, v. 13
  • Das, M., Kumari, V., Soni, W., Ettinger, U., Binneman, B., Hughes, C., Mehrotra, R. and Sharma, T., 2004. Neurological soft signs and their relationship to cognitive and clinical efficacy of atypical antipsychotics in schizophrenia. Schizophr Bull, v. 30
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.schbul.a007075
  • Ettinger, U., Kumari, V., Crawford, TJ., Corr, PJ., Das, M., Zachariah, E., Hughes, C., Sumich, AL., Rabe-Hesketh, S. and Sharma, T., 2004. Smooth pursuit and antisaccade eye movements in siblings discordant for schizophrenia. J Psychiatr Res, v. 38
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/s0022-3956(03)00105-5
  • 2003

  • Hughes, C., Kumari, V., Soni, W., Das, M., Binneman, B., Drozd, S., O'Neil, S., Mathew, V. and Sharma, T., 2003. Longitudinal study of symptoms and cognitive function in chronic schizophrenia. Schizophr Res, v. 59
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/s0920-9964(01)00393-0
  • Sharma, T., Hughes, C., Soni, W. and Kumari, V., 2003. Cognitive effects of olanzapine and clozapine treatment in chronic schizophrenia. Psychopharmacology (Berl), v. 169
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-003-1506-y
  • Booth, R., Charlton, R., Hughes, C. and Happé, F., 2003. Disentangling weak coherence and executive dysfunction: planning drawing in autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, v. 358
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2002.1204
  • 2002

  • Atkinson, J., Anker, S., Rae, S., Hughes, C. and Braddick, O., 2002. A test battery of child development for examining functional vision (ABCDEFV). Strabismus, v. 10
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1076/stra.10.4.245.13831
  • Hughes, C., Oksanen, H., Taylor, A., Jackson, J., Murray, L., Caspi, A. and Moffitt, TE., 2002. 'I'm gonna beat you!' SNap!: an observational paradigm for assessing young children's disruptive behaviour in competitive play. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, v. 43
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/1469-7610.00041
  • Moffitt, TE. and E-Risk Study Team, , 2002. Teen-aged mothers in contemporary Britain. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, v. 43
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/1469-7610.00082
  • Hughes, C., 2002. Executive Functions and Development: Why the Interest? Infant and Child Development, v. 11
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/icd.296
  • Hughes, CH., Jackson, J., Oksanen, H. and Taylor, A., 2002. `I'm gonna beat you!' SNAP!: an observational paradigm for assessing young children's disruptive behaviour in competitive play Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, v. 43
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/1469-7610.00041
  • Hughes, C. and Dunn, J., 2002. 'When I say a naughty word'. A longitudinal study of young children's accounts of anger and sadness in themselves and close others BRIT J DEV PSYCHOL, v. 20
  • Hughes, C., 2002. Executive functions and development: Emerging themes INFANT CHILD DEV, v. 11
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/icd.297
  • Brophy, M., Taylor, E. and Hughes, C., 2002. To go or not to go: Inhibitory control in 'hard to manage' children INFANT CHILD DEV, v. 11
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/icd.301
  • Hughes, C., 2002. Introduction - Executive functions and development: Why the interest? INFANT CHILD DEV, v. 11
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/icd.296
  • Atkinson, J., Anker, S., Nardini, M., Braddick, O., Hughes, C., Rae, S., Wattam-Bell, J. and Atkinson, S., 2002. Infant vision screening predicts failures on motor and cognitive tests up to school age. Strabismus, v. 10
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1076/stra.10.3.187.8125
  • 2001

  • Dunn, J. and Hughes, C., 2001. "I got some swords and you're dead!": violent fantasy, antisocial behavior, friendship, and moral sensibility in young children. Child Dev, v. 72
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8624.00292
  • Hughes, CH., Cutting, A. and Dunn, J., 2001. Acting Nasty in the Face of Failure? Longitudinal Observations of “Hard-to-Manage” Children Playing a Rigged Competitive Game with a Friend Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, v. 29
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1023/A:1010495319182
  • Hughes, C., Cutting, AL. and Dunn, J., 2001. Acting nasty in the face of failure? Longitudinal observations of "hard-to-manage" children playing a rigged competitive game with a friend. J Abnorm Child Psychol, v. 29
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1023/a:1010495319182
  • Deater-Deckard, K., Pike, A., Petrill, SA., Cutting, AL., Hughes, C. and O'Connor, TG., 2001. Nonshared environmental processes in social-emotional development: an observational study of identical twin differences in the preschool period DEVELOPMENTAL SCI, v. 4
  • 2000

  • Hughes, C., Adlam, A., Happé, F., Jackson, J., Taylor, A. and Caspi, A., 2000. Good test--retest reliability for standard and advanced false-belief tasks across a wide range of abilities. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, v. 41
  • Hughes, C., White, A., Sharpen, J. and Dunn, J., 2000. Antisocial, angry, and unsympathetic: "hard-to-manage" preschoolers' peer problems and possible cognitive influences. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, v. 41
  • Hughes, C. and Dunn, J., 2000. Hedonism or empathy?: Hard-to-manage children's moral awareness and links with cognitive and maternal characteristics British Journal of Developmental Psychology, v. 18
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1348/026151000165661
  • Foster, W., Chan, S., Platt, L. and Hughes, C., 2000. Detection of endocrine disrupting chemicals in samples of second trimester human amniotic fluid. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, v. 85
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1210/jcem.85.8.6850
  • Hughes, C., Adlam, A., Happé, F., Jackson, J., Taylor, A. and Caspi, A., 2000. Good Test—Retest Reliability for Standard and Advanced False-Belief Tasks across a Wide Range of Abilities Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, v. 41
    Doi: 10.1017/s0021963099005533
  • 1999

  • Hughes, C. and Cutting, AL., 1999. Nature, nurture, and individual differences in early understanding of mind Psychological Science, v. 10
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9280.00181
  • Hughes, C., Deater-Decka, K. and Cutting, AL., 1999. 'Speak roughly to your little boy'? Sex differences in the relations between parenting and preschoolers' understanding of mind Social Development, v. 8
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9507.00088
  • Hughes, C., Plumet, MH. and Leboyer, M., 1999. Towards a cognitive phenotype for autism: increased prevalence of executive dysfunction and superior spatial span amongst siblings of children with autism. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, v. 40
  • Hughes, C., Plumet, M-H. and Leboyer, M., 1999. Towards a Cognitive Phenotype for Autism: Increased Prevalence of Executive Dysfunction and Superior Spatial Span amongst Siblings of Children with Autism Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, v. 40
    Doi: 10.1017/s0021963099004023
  • 1998

  • Hughes, C. and Dunn, J., 1998. Understanding mind and emotion: longitudinal associations with mental-state talk between young friends. Dev Psychol, v. 34
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1037//0012-1649.34.5.1026
  • Hughes, C., 1998. Executive function in preschoolers: Links with theory of mind and verbal ability British Journal of Developmental Psychology, v. 16
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-835X.1998.tb00921.x
  • Hughes, C., Dunn, J. and White, A., 1998. Trick or treat?: uneven understanding of mind and emotion and executive dysfunction in "hard-to-manage" preschoolers. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, v. 39
  • Hughes, C., 1998. Finding your marbles: does preschoolers' strategic behavior predict later understanding of mind? Dev Psychol, v. 34
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1037//0012-1649.34.6.1326
  • Dunn, J. and Hughes, C., 1998. Young Children's Understanding of Emotions within Close Relationships Cognition and Emotion, v. 12
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/026999398379709
  • Hughes, C., Soares-Boucaud, I., Hochmann, J. and Frith, U., 1998. Social behaviour in pervasive developmental disorders: Effects of informant, group and 'theory-of-mind' ANAE - Approche Neuropsychologique des Apprentissages chez l'Enfant, v. 10
  • Hughes, C., Dunn, J. and White, A., 1998. Trick or Treat?: Uneven Understanding of Mind and Emotion and Executive Dysfunction in “Hard-to-manage” Preschoolers Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, v. 39
    Doi: 10.1017/s0021963098003059
  • Hughes, C., Soares-Boucaud, I., Hochmann, J. and Frith, U., 1998. Social behaviour in pervasive developmental disorders: effects of informant, group and "theory-of-mind". A N A E-APPROCHE NEUROPSYCHOLOGIQUE DES APPRENTISSAGES CHEZ L ENFANT, v. 10
  • 1997

  • Hughes, C., Leboyer, M. and Bouvard, M., 1997. Executive function in parents of children with autism. Psychol Med, v. 27
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1017/s0033291796004308
  • Hughes, C., Soares-Boucaud, I., Hochmann, J. and Frith, U., 1997. Social behaviour in pervasive developmental disorders: effects of informant, group and "theory-of-mind". Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry, v. 6
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/BF00539925
  • Anthony, H., Pan, YL., Hughes, C., Bullock, B. and Clackson, TB., 1997. Hybrid hamsters as a model for estrogen effects on brain biomarkers FASEB Journal, v. 11
  • Hughes, C. and Dunn, J., 1997. "Pretend you didn't know": Preschoolers' talk about mental states in pretend play Cognitive Development, v. 12
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/s0885-2014(97)90019-8
  • Hughes, C., Soares-Boucaud, I., Hochmann, J. and Frith, U., 1997. Social behaviour in pervasive developmental disorders: Effects of informant, group and “theory-of-mind” European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v. 6
    Doi: 10.1007/s007870050029
  • Hughes, C. and Dunn, J., 1997. "Pretend you didn't know": Preschoolers' talk about mental states in pretend play COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT, v. 12
  • 1996

  • Hughes, C., 1996. Control of action and thought: normal development and dysfunction in autism: a research note. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, v. 37
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7610.1996.tb01396.x
  • Hughes, C., 1996. Brief report: planning problems in autism at the level of motor control. J Autism Dev Disord, v. 26
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/BF02276237
  • 1994

  • Hughes, C., Russell, J. and Robbins, TW., 1994. Evidence for executive dysfunction in autism. Neuropsychologia, v. 32
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/0028-3932(94)90092-2
  • 1993

  • HUGHES, C. and RUSSELL, J., 1993. AUTISTIC CHILDRENS DIFFICULTY WITH MENTAL DISENGAGEMENT FROM AN OBJECT - ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THEORIES OF AUTISM DEV PSYCHOL, v. 29
  • 1992

  • MONSELL, S., GRAHAM, A., HUGHES, CH., PATTERSON, KE. and MILROY, R., 1992. LEXICAL AND SUBLEXICAL TRANSLATION OF SPELLING TO SOUND - STRATEGIC ANTICIPATION OF LEXICAL STATUS J EXP PSYCHOL LEARN, v. 18
  • Monsell, S., Patterson, KE., Graham, A., Hughes, CH. and Milroy, R., 1992. Lexical and Sublexical Translation of Spelling to Sound: Strategic Anticipation of Lexical Status Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, v. 18
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1037/0278-7393.18.3.452
  • Datasets

    2021

  • Friedman, S., Imrie, S., Fink, E., Gedikoglu, M. and Hughes, C., 2021. Research data supporting "Understanding changes to children's connection to nature during the Covid-19 pandemic and implications for child well-being"
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.75713
  • Internet publications

    2021

  • Hemady, CL., Speyer, LG., Murray, AL., Brown, RH., Meinck, F., Fry, D., Do, H., Sikander, S., Madrid, B., Fernando, A., Walker, S., Dunne, M., Foley, S., Hughes, C., Osafo, J., Baban, A., Taut, D., Ward, C., Thang, VV., Fearon, P., Tomlinson, M., Valdebenito, S. and Eisner, M., 2021. Patterns of adverse childhood experiences and associations with prenatal substance use and poor infant outcomes in a multi-country cohort of mothers: A Latent Class Analysis
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1101/2021.07.23.21261027
  • Conference proceedings

    2020

  • van Sluijs, EMF., Brown, HE., Coombes, E., Hughes, C., Jones, AP., Morton, KL. and Guagliano, JM., 2020. FAMILY-BASED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROMOTION: RESULTS FROM THE FAMILIES REPORTING EVERY STEP TO HEALTH (FRESH) PILOT RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH, v. 74
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/jech-2020-SSMabstracts.161
  • Book chapters

    2017 (No publication date)

  • Hughes, C. and Devine, RT., 2017 (No publication date). A differentiated approach to parental influences on children's executive function
  • 2017

  • Hughes, C. and Devine, RT., 2017. Parental influences on children's executive function: A differentiated approach
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315160719
  • 2016

  • Aldercotte, A., White, N. and Hughes, C., 2016. Sibling and peer relationships in early childhood
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315764931
  • Hughes, C. and Devine, RT., 2016. Family influences on theory of mind: A review
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315749181
  • 2015 (Published online)

  • Hughes, C. and Devine, RT., 2015 (Published online). A Social Perspective on Theory of Mind
    Doi: 10.1002/9781118963418.childpsy314
  • Hughes, C. and Devine, RT., 2015 (Published online). A Social Perspective on Theory of Mind
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/9781118963418.childpsy314
  • 2013

  • Hughes, C., 2013. Chapter 24 Executive Function Development, Individual Differences, and Clinical Insights
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-397267-5.00062-5
  • Hughes, C., 2013. Executive Function: Development, Individual Differences, and Clinical Insights
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-397267-5.00062-5
  • 2012

  • Hughes, C., 2012. Genetic and Environmental Influences on Individual Differences in Language and Theory of Mind: Common or Distinct?
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159912.003.0015
  • 2010

  • Hughes, C. and Ensor, R., 2010. Do Early Social Cognition and Executive Function Predict Individual Differences in Preschoolers' Prosocial and Antisocial Behavior?
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327694.003.0017
  • Hughes, CH. and Ensor, R., 2010. Early cognitive predictors of social behaviours at school entry
  • Hughes, CH. and Lecce, S., 2010. Early social cognition
  • 2008

  • Hughes, CH., 2008. Social cognition and disruptive behaviour disorders in young children: families matter.
  • Books

    2011

  • Hughes, C., 2011. Social understanding and social lives: From toddlerhood through to the transition to school
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203813225
  • Reports

    2008

  • Hughes, CH., 2008. State-of-Science Review: Conduct Disorder and Antisocial Behaviour in the Under Fives
  • Professor of Developmental Psychology
    Professor Claire  Hughes

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