UCL Psychology and Language Sciences

Prof Essi Viding

Prof Essi Viding

Professor of Developmental Psychopathology

Clinical, Edu & Hlth Psychology

Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Oct 2005

Research summary

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

Teaching summary

I convene and teach on the final year Psychology BSc course 'Genes and Behaviour' (PSYC0036). 

I also lecture on the first year Psychology BSc 'Personality and Individual Differences' course and the MRes in Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology. 


King's College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2004
University College London
First Degree, Bachelor of Science (Honours) | 1998


Professor Essi Viding FBA FMedSci PhD

Essi Viding is professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the Clinical, Educational, and Health Psychology Research Department, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, UCL. She chairs UCL's Children and Young People's Mental Health Research Strategy Implementation. She also co-directs the Developmental Risk and Resilience Unit (DRRU) at UCL, together with Professor Eamon McCrory. They collaborate with researchers within and outside UCL, including colleagues at the Yale Child Study Center, where they both hold adjunct appointments.