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Danya Glaser

Danya Glaser

Dr Danya Glaser MB BS, DCH, FRCPsych, Hon FRCPCH, is a Visiting Professor at UCL and honorary consultant child & adolescent psychiatrist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London.  She is currently working on the early recognition of fabricated or induced illness. Previously a developmental paediatrician, at Great Ormond Street Hospital she was named doctor for child protection and for many years headed an integrated child protection service working respectively with the identification and treatment of emotional abuse; providing multidisciplinary assessments for Children Act proceedings as an expert witness and a post protection team working with children who have been seriously maltreated and their current, often new carers. She was a member of the Family Justice Council for 6 years and chaired the Development Group for the NICE Guideline 'When to Suspect Child Maltreatment' (Clinical Guideline No. 89, December 2009).  Dr Glaser has taught, researched and written widely on various aspects of child maltreatment including sexual and emotional abuse, fabricated or induced illness; and the effects of child maltreatment on the developing brain.  With her research team she is currently completing a follow up study of maltreated children who have been subject to care proceedings, and a study on the efficacy of training on emotional abuse.  Dr Glaser is past president of ISPCAN. She previously chaired the Coram adoption panel.

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Selected publications

Glaser D & Spencer J (1990) Sentencing, Children's Evidence and Children's Trauma. Criminal Law Review, June 361-448.          

Glaser D (1992) Neutrality and Child Abuse: A Useful Juxtaposition?  Human Systems, 2, 149-160.

Glaser D & Frosh S (1993) Child Sexual Abuse, (2nd edition). Macmillan: London.

Glaser D & Prior V (1997) Is the term child protection applicable to emotional abuse? Child Abuse Review, 6, 315-329.

Lynch M, Glaser D, Prior V and Inwood V (1999) Following up children who have been abused: Ethical considerations in sample recruitment. Child Psychology & Psychiatry Review: 4, 68-75.

Glaser D (2000) Child abuse and neglect and the brain - a review.  Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 41, 97-116.

Lloyd Davies S, Glaser D & Kossoff R (2000) Children's sexual play and behaviour in pre-school settings: staff perceptions, reports and responses. Child Abuse and Neglect: 24, 1329-1343.

Sturge C & Glaser D (2000) Contact and domestic violence - the experts' court report. Family law: 30, 615-629.

Glaser D, Prior V & Lynch M (2001) Emotional Abuse and Emotional Neglect: Antecedents, Operational Definitions and Consequences. York: British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.

Glaser D (2002) Psychological Aspects of Congenital Heart Disease in Anderson R et al (eds) Paediatric Cardiology (2nd Edition) pp. 1931-1946. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Lindley K, Glaser D & Milla P (2005) Consumerism in health care can be detrimental to child health; lessons from children with functional abdominal pain. A retrospective cohort analysis. Arch Dis Child: 90: 335-337.

Prior V & Glaser D (2006) Understanding Attachment and Attachment Disorders London: Jessica Kingsley.

Glaser D (2008) Child Sexual Abuse in Rutter M, Bishop D, Pine D, Scott D, Stevenson J, Taylor E and Thapar A (eds) Rutter's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry pp. 440-458.  Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Gilbert R, Kemp A, Thoburn J, Sidebotham P, Radford L, Glaser D & MacMillan H (2009) Recognising and responding to child maltreatment.  Lancet: 373, 167-180.  

Saperia J, Lakhanpaul M, Kemp A & Glaser D (2009) When to suspect child maltreatment. BMJ: 339, 230-232.

Glaser D (2011) Child Maltreatment. In Skuse D, Bruce H, Dowdney L & Mrazek D (eds)  Child Psychology and Psychiatry: Frameworks for Practice (2nd Edition) pp.114-120. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Glaser D (2011) How to deal with emotional abuse and neglect-Further development of a conceptual framework (FRAMEA). Child Abuse & Neglect: 35, 866-875.

Glaser D The effects of child maltreatment on the developing brain in Garralda M & Raynaud J (eds) Brain, Mind and Developmental Psychopathology in Childhood (in press) Jason Aronson.

Wright B, M, Hackney L, Hughes E, Barry M, Glaser D, Prior V, Allgar V, Marshall D, Barrow J, Kirby N, Garside M, Pulkit K, Perry A, McMillan D (2017) Decreasing rates of disorganised attachment in infants and young children, who are at risk of developing, or who already have disorganised attachment. A systematic review and meta-analysis of early parenting interventions. PLoS ONE 12(7) e0180858

Cecil C, Viding E, Fearon P, Glaser D, McCrory E. (2017) Disentangling the mental health impact of childhood abuse and neglect.  Child Abuse & Neglect 63, 106–119

Davis P, Murtagh U, Glaser D (2019) 40 years of fabricated or induced illness (FII): where next for paediatricians? Paper 1: epidemiology and definition of FII Archives of Disease in Childhood 104, 110-114

 Glaser D, Davis P (2019) For debate: Forty years of fabricated or induced illness (FII): where next for paediatricians? Paper 2: Management of perplexing presentations including FII. Archives of Disease in Childhood 104, 7-11

Bullock L, Stanyon M, Glaser D, Chou S (2019) Identifying and responding to child neglect: Exploring the professional experiences of primary school teachers and family support Workers. Child Abuse Review 28, 209–224

Royal College of Psychiatrists Report CR 223: Assessment and management of adults and children in cases of fabricated or induced illness (FII). (Updated March 2020) Link

Brassard M, Hart S, Glaser D (2020) Psychological maltreatment: An international challenge to children's safety and well being. Child Abuse and Neglect, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104611

Glaser D, (2020) Fabricated or induced illness: From “Munchausen by proxy” to child and family-oriented action. Child Abuse and Neglect, https://doi.org/10.1016j.chiabu.2020.104649