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Prof Essi Viding
Room BW 238
26 Bedford Way
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  • Professor of Developmental Psychopathology
  • Clinical, Edu & Hlth Psychology
  • Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences

Professor Essi Viding FBA FMedSci PhD

Essi Viding is professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the Clinical, Educational, and Health Psychology Research Department, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, UCL. She chairs UCL's Children and Young People's Mental Health Research Strategy Implementation. She also co-directs the Developmental Risk and Resilience Unit (DRRU) at UCL, together with Professor Eamon McCrory. They collaborate with researchers within and outside UCL, including colleagues at the Yale Child Study Center, where they both hold adjunct appointments. 

Research Themes
Research Summary

I combine cognitive experimental measures, twin model-fitting, brain imaging, and genotyping to study different developmental pathways to persistent antisocial behaviour and mental health problems more generally.

Teaching Summary

I convene and teach on the final year Psychology BSc course 'Genes and Behaviour' (PSYC0036). 

I also lecture on the first year Psychology BSc 'Personality and Individual Differences' course and the MRes in Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology. 

Academic Background
2004   Doctor of Philosophy King's College London
1998   Bachelor of Science (Honours) University College London
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