Megumi Kitagawa is a professor at Konan University in Japan. She graduated from Kyoto University, from which she also received her PhD. She is a clinical psychologist and a certified public psychologist. She is currently a visiting researcher at Leiden University.
Her research interests lie mainly in examining what influences the quality of the child-caregiver relationship and how can it be improved not only for clinical groups, but also for community populations. She is a provider of an attachment-based intervention, the Circle of Security program, and also a trainer for the Circle of Security Parenting program. She is currently conducting research to study the effectiveness of these programs in improving the quality of Japanese child-parent relationships.