My primary interest is in how and what we can learn from affective relationships – from our relationships with other people and to the objects around us (e.g. concrete objects, ideas, institutions), and from the relationships that other people have to each other and to the objects they have around them.

A great deal of my research is driven by questions that came to me when I worked in special education. I was therefore delighted when I had the opportunity to return to special education, this time in academia at the Department of Special Education, University of Fribourg, to both teach and do research. Indeed, I worked on a number of projects related to affective relationships and autism under the postdoctoral supervision of Professor Andrea Samson, and taught as a member of the teams of Professors Myriam Squillaci and Geneviève Petitpierre.

Now at the Institute for Family Research and Counselling (University of Fribourg) under Professor Dominik Schoebi’s direction, I very much look forward to continuing my work and furthering my understanding of affective relationships within families and couples.

You will find details on this site about my current teaching and research projects, my latest news and my most recent publications. If you have any questions or would like to know more about anything featured in this site, please do not hesitate to contact me.