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Dr Delia Fuhrmann studies how the mind and brain changes across the lifespan, and develops methods and models that can be used to capture development. Her focus is understanding how environmental influences, such as adversity or education, shape the brain, cognition and mental health between childhood and adulthood. She leads the Development and Environment Research Group, which seeks to provide knowledge to inform prevention and intervention efforts with the aim of fostering well-being across the lifespan.

Prior to joining King’s, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and a Research Associate at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge. She completed her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University College London and her BSc Hons Psychology at the University of St Andrews. Visit Delia’s personal website for more information.

Research Interests

  • Lifespan Development
  • Plasticity and sensitive periods
  • Stress and adversity
  • Big Data in Psychology
  • Psychometrics


Dr Delia Fuhrmann teaches on the BSc Psychology Programme in the following areas: Research Methods and Open Science 

Expertise and Public Engagement

Delia runs workshops for educational and clinical practitioners on lifespan development. She also gives talks about her research in schools, and participates in panel discussions. She has contributed articles and research briefings for policy makers and the general public, e.g. in the Times Education Supplement. She runs coding and statistics workshops and consults on research design and analysis.