• Position 3

Michael E. Lamb

Research Fellow


Professor of Psychology at the University of Cambridge.

President of Division 7 (Developmental) of the American Psychological Association.

Editor, Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.


Dr. Lamb is the author or editor of about 50 books, including The role of the father in child development (1976, 1981, 1997, 2004, 2010), Infant-mother attachment (1985), Child sexual abuse: Disclosure, delay and denial (2007), Tell me what happened (2008 and 2018), Children’s testimony (2011), and Children and cross-examination: Time to change the rules? (2012), as well as hundreds of professional publications on the development and importance of mother- and father-child relationships; children’s testimony; and applied developmental psychology. Michael has received the James McKeen Cattell Award for Lifetime Contributions to Applied Psychological Research from the Association for Psychological Science, the Distinguished Contribution Award from the American Psychology-Law Society and, all from the American Psychological Association, the G Stanley Hall Award for Distinguished Contribution to Developmental Psychology, Distinguished Scientific Applications of Psychology Award, and the Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest Award. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1976 and honorary doctorates from the Universities of Goteborg (1995), East Anglia (2006), and Abertay (2015).