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Developmental Psychopathology Lab

The Developmental Psychopathology Lab is an interdisciplinary group, investigating how stressful environments exacerbate underlying genetic vulnerabilities to affect children’s development. We are broadly interested in the association between early adversity and later child and adolescent mental health problems, with a keen eye towards extremism, crime and violence. Most recently we have been examining biological mediators (e.g. epigenetics) that can help explain how early adversity can have long lasting impacts.

Our research has been generously supported by funding from National Institutes of Health (USA), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) UK and the Department for International Development (DfID).

XCEPT: Cross Border Conflict. Biosocial pathways to violent extremism.

EPIONE: Trajectories of Emotional Disorders: Predictors and Why More Women? Testing a Bio-psycho-social Model in the Trondheim Early Secure Study.

Maternal Prenatal Psychological Distress, Poor Nutrition and Atypical Child Development.

Neurobiological underpinning of eating disorders: integrative biopsychosocial longitudinal analyses in adolescents.

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Dr Ted Barker

Reader in Developmental Psychopathology