Sam Wass Child Psychologist

Welcome to Sam Wass’s website

Prof Sam Wass is a child psychologist and neuroscientist who is an expert in child concentration and child stress. He leads a research unit, the BabyDevLab, which is funded by the European Research Council, Research Councils UK and others, based at the University of East London. East London is one of most demographically and socioeconomically mixed areas of the world, and a major focus of his research is understanding diversity and adversity and their effects on early development.

In addition, Sam is active in the public communication of science. He appears as a press spokesperson for public organisations including the Department of Education and Public Health England, and for commercial organisations including Lego, Disney+ and many others.

Sam also runs training for practitioners working in Early Years.