Sir Richard Bowlby

Sir Richard Bowlby is a respected and distinguished lecturer. He is the son of Dr John Bowlby, the eminent psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, who pioneered research on the impact of early attachment relationships between parents and their young children.

Sir Richard formally retired from a successful career in medical photography in 1999 to focus on the study and dissemination of his father’s work. In 2004, he gave the opening speech at the second Winnicott Memorial Lecture; the lecture was subsequently published as a book by Karnac publishers on behalf of the Winnicott Clinic of Psychotherapy.

Richard is passionate about the importance of attachment theories in work with children, young people and adults and he actively promotes a wider understanding of attachment theories and research. His views are challenging and controversial. He is the author of Fifty Years of Attachment Theory: Recollections of Donald Winnicott and John Bowlby.

Sir Richard Bowlby is also involved with the WAVE Trust which seeks to end abuse and domestic violence within families.

Past Events with Sir Richard Bowlby

Personal Insights into Attachment Theory

Testimonials for Sir Richard Bowlby’s training

Sir Richard Bowlby was excellent, passionate, wonderfully inquisitive and curious

This training was excellent! A wonderfully organised event and such a privilege to hear Richard’s personal insights

This training was inspiring – everyone should know this material.

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