Trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Illinois, Thomas Bradbury studies how intimate relationships develop and change. His work demonstrates that change in relationship satisfaction is a product of the unique characteristics that partners bring to the relationship, how couples convey understanding and caring to one another, and the circumstances that promote and inhibit expressions of closeness. Dr. Bradbury has published more than 100 articles on marriage and the promotion of healthy relationships, with funding support from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Science Foundation, and the Alfred Sloan Foundation.
With Benjamin Karney, Dr. Bradbury recently created the Relationship Institute at UCLA to provide couples with engaging, research-based seminars on the best ways to keep their relationships vibrant and strong. Bradbury is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board at eHarmony.com and the Advisory Board of the National Healthy Marriage Research Center.