Dr Vicky Armstrong


Vicky Armstrong
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Vicky Armstrong is an HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Psychology. She joined University of Dundee in 2018 to complete her PhD with Dr Josephine Ross after 10 years of clinical practice as an art therapist. She currently splits her time between an art therapy post with Dundee Contemporary Arts and the NHS Tayside Infant Mental Health Team, and holding a research fellowship at the University.


Vicky's research looks at the benefits of shared art making between infants and their caregivers, especially the impact this can have on their attachment relationship. She looks at Infant Mental Health and the kinds of interactions which support this, as well as ways in which we can recognise and respond to the voice of the infant. She is interested in how cultural spaces and arts engagement can be mobilised to improve wellbeing. Vicky is also involved in public engagement projects to reach as wide an audience as possible.

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Areas of expertise

  • Education
  • Psychology


Award Year
Engaged Early Career Researcher of the Year 2023