Professor of Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology
Clinical, Edu & Hlth Psychology
Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
1st Jul 2006
Together with Essi Viding I co-direct the Developmental Risk and Resilience Unit at UCL. Our research focuses on early adversity and behavioural problems in childhood. My research uses brain imaging and psychological approaches to investigate the mechanisms associated with developmental adversity and resilience. I am particularly interested in the impact of maltreatment on children’s emotional development and their future mental health.
Head of Postgraduate Studies
Within the Research Department of Clinical Educational and Health Psychology I manage the portfolio of UCL programmes that we deliver at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. These include the: MSc in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice; MRes in Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology; MSc in CBT for Children and Young People; MSc in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology; Diploma in Child and Young Person (CYP) IAPT; Certificate in Child and Young Person (CYP) IAPT Management); Certificate in Child and Young Persons (CYP) IAPT Psychological Wellbeing Practice; and the Doctorate in Child Psychotherapy.
PGT Faculty Tutor
Alongside Dr Leun Otten, I act as the PGT Tutor for the Faculty of Brain Sciences.