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Environmental Risk (E-Risk) Longitudinal Twin Study

E-Risk study, now in its third decade, follows the lives of 2232 twins born in 1994-95 in England and Wales. The study builds knowledge about how environmental and genetic factors shape behaviors, attitudes and health.

Eating Disorders Research Group

The Eating Disorders Research Group aims to find out more about the neurobiological, genetic and psychological causes and consequences of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders, and to use that knowledge to develop new and better treatments. 


Reducing the harmful effects of cannabis use: Finding the optimal CBD:THC ratio.

Emotional Development Intervention and Treatment (EDIT) Lab

Led by Prof Thalia Eley the lab explores the role of genes and the environment on the development and treatment of anxiety, depression and related traits, based at the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London

Researching Emotional Disorders and Development Lab

The Researching Emotional Disorders and Development (REDD) Lab is a research group led by Dr. Jennifer Lau. We study typical and atypical development of emotional and social behaviour across childhood and adolescence. We focus on why some young people experience more difficulties during this period than others, and what strategies could be used to overcome these difficulties.


The acute effects of cannabis use: An escalating THC dose-finding pilot study in frequent cannabis users.

EU-AIMS Longitudinal European Autism Project

The EU-AIMS Longitudinal European Autism Project (LEAP) aims to identify risk factors that contribute to differences  in brain development, difficulties in social behaviour and other core symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Experimental And Social Psychology Research Group (EASY)

Our research group predominantly takes an experimental approach to address questions of relevance to cognitive and social psychology. With a strong focus on experimental design to identify causal relationships our work addresses questions relating to social cognition, imitation, empathy, theory of mind, emotion, motivations, decision making, and learning.



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NIHR Maudsley BRC

NIHR Maudsley BRC

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