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Edmund Sonuga-Barke is Professor of Developmental Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. He was appointed to KCL in January 2017, following 19 years as Professor in the School of Psychology, University of Southampton. 

His research focuses on understanding neuro-developmental disorders and mental health conditions across the life span. To this end, he employs basic developmental science approaches to study the pathogenesis of such conditions, their underlying genetic and environmental risk and resilience sources and their mediating brain mechanisms. 

In 2016 he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences; and in 2018 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. Also in 2018 Sonuga-Barke was included by Clarivate in a list of the ‘most influential scientific minds’ in psychology and psychiatry based on his highly-cited publications. In 2019 he was awarded a Skou Honorary Professorship at Aarhus University, Denmark. 


  • MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health and MSc in Genes, Environment and Development in Psychology and Psychiatry – delivery of ADHD lectures 
  • CAMHS ST trainees – lectures on ADHD 

Supervision of individual research projects on the following KCL courses:  

  • MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health 
  • MSc in Neuroscience 
  • MSc in Genes, Environment and Development in Psychology and Psychiatry 
  • Intercalated BSc in Psychology Neuroscience and Neuropsychology 
  • BSc in Psychology