Visit from Dr Suzanne Zeedyke

By Angie Farrell

I contacted Dr Suzanne Zeedyke and was amazed when she agreed to come and talk to a small group of volunteer mentors and kinship carers at our Dundee office on 8 September.

Suzanne gave us a talk entitled ‘Sabre tooth tigers and teddy bears: Understanding attachment’. The talk led us on an emotional journey; it was a powerful, life changing engagement and all present were affected by it.

Dr Suzanne speaking to the group

Dr Suzanne speaking to the group

About Dr Suzanne Zeedyk

Dr. Suzanne is a research scientist fascinated by babies’ innate capacity to communicate. Since 1993, she has been based at the University of Dundee within the School of Psychology.

In 2011, Suzanne set up an independent training enterprise to disseminate more widely the science of the early years. She now works with organisations across the world and spends her time speaking to the public about our human need for emotional and physiological connection.

Angie Farrell with Dr Suzanne

Angie Farrell with Dr Suzanne

To find out more about Suzanne, visit her website at and follow her on Twitter @suzannezeedyk