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Dr Delia Fuhrmann joined King’s in January 2020. She studies lifespan development and is particularly interested in plasticity – the ability of our nervous system to adapt to environmental demands. A focus of her work is characterizing how changes in plasticity across the lifespan give rise to windows of vulnerability (e.g. to stress, bullying and adversity) and opportunity (e.g. for clinical interventions and cognitive training). She mainly uses large, public data sets and multivariate statistical tools for her work and is interested in developing robust and reproducible workflows in Psychological Research. 

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 Dr. Delia personal website here for more information. 

Research Interests 

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


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

Expertise and Public Engagement

Dr Delia Fuhrmann 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.