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I am Professor of Neurodevelopment and Mental Health, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Head of Psychology and Outcome Studies, Centre for the Developing Brain, Department of Perinatal Imaging and Health.

My research focuses on the long-term sequelae of typically and atypically developing individuals, using a multidisciplinary perspective bridging neuroscience, neuropsychology and psychiatry. My work has been instrumental in establishing how the developing brain is affected by premature birth and the impacts of this on learning, attention, executive function and emotional regulation in children and adults. This information is essential to inform the development of predictive and preventative studies.

I currently lead the follow-up of large longitudinal cohorts of typically and atypically developing children and adults both at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and at the Centre for the Developing Brain.

Public Engagement

My work has received much media attention, both nationally (e.g. New Scientist; BBC; Independent; Telegraph) and internationally (The New York Times; Brain and Behaviour Research Foundation; Reuters; Huffington Post; The Times of India).

My research group maintains a Facebook page @preterm and a is on Twitter @PretermResearch.

I have discussed my research with the Duchess of Cambridge during her visit at King’s in 2018.