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Prof Essi Viding

Prof Essi Viding

Address

Room BW 434
26 Bedford Way
London
WC1E 7HB

Appointments

  • Professor of Developmental Psychopathology
    Clinical, Edu & Hlth Psychology
    Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL

2005-10-01

Research Themes

I combine cognitive experimental measures, twin model-fitting, brain imaging, and genotyping to study different developmental pathways to persistent antisocial behaviour.

Award year Qualification Institution
2004 PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Psychology
King's College London
1998 BSc Hons
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Psychology
University College London

I received my PhD training (2000-2004) on the 4-year MRC Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) interdisciplinary PhD programme, at Institute of Psychiatry, KCL - supervised by Professor  Francesca Happé.  After PhD I got an ESRC post-doctoral research fellowship to work with Professor Robert Plomin, also at the SGDP Centre. In 2005 I started a lecturership at UCL. I am currently Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the Clinical, Educational, and Health Psychology Research Department, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, UCL. 


Together with Professor Eamon McCrory, we co-direct the Developmental Risk and Resilience Unit at UCL. Our research focuses on investigating different developmental pathways to persistent antisocial behaviour, as well as the neurocognitive consequences of childhood maltreatment. We collaborate with researchers within and outside UCL, including colleagues at the Yale Child Study Center, where we both hold adjunct appointments. 

Keywords

Amygdala|*|Autism and autistic spectrum disorders|*|Behaviour|*|Behavioural analysis|*|Brain|*|Development|*|Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and Genetics|*|Functional MRI (fMRI)|*|Impulsivity|*|Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)|*|Neuroimaging|*|Orbitofrontal cortex|*|Personality disorders|*|Social Neuroscience|*|Social cognition