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Prof Eamon McCrory

Prof Eamon McCrory

Professor of Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology

Clinical, Edu & Hlth Psychology

Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Jul 2006

Research summary

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. Recently my work has sought to link neuro-cognitive and social mechanisms that may contribute to latent vulnerability to mental health problems.

Teaching summary

I am Vice Dean of Education for the Faculty of Brain Sciences. 

I am also Director of the Child Mental Health Postgraduate Education Portfolio within the Faculty. This portfolio comprises nine programmes and over 300 students, delivered at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. 

Education

King's College London
DClinPsy, Clinical Psychology | 2004
University College London
PhD, Psychology | 2001
University of Cambridge
BA Hons, Natural Sciences | 1995

Biography

I read Natural Sciences at Cambridge University and subsequently completed a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL supervised by Prof. Uta Frith and Prof. Cathy Price. I then completed a Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at King’s College London followed by several years working clinically with children and adolescents. Since joining UCL in 2006 I have built a collaborative MRes programme with Yale University where I hold an adjunct appointment. I have also since 2009 been part of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families Senior Leadership team and most recently, have taken on the role of Co-Director of the UK Trauma Council. The UKTC brings together expert clinicians and practitioners from all four nations of the UK. It seeks to work collaboratively to transform the help and support that children who experience trauma receive. It will launch in Spring 2020. 

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