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Prof Pasco Fearon
Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology
1-19 Torrington Place
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7679 1244 (x41244)
Fax: 00+44-207-679-1989
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  • Chair in Developmental Psychopathology
  • Clinical, Edu & Hlth Psychology
  • Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Research Summary

My research focuses on the mechanisms of socio-emotional development and the processes involved in risk for psychopathology. I am particularly interested in the intersection between social and biological processes in children's development, and accordingly I use a range of diverse methods, including observational techniques for measuring family processes (attachment, parenting), quantitative and molecular genetics for examining genes and gene-environment interactions, and biological measurements for capturing peripheral physiology (e.g. cortisol, heart rate) and brain function (EEG, fMRI). As my primary interest is in development, much of my work involves longitudinal cohort studies, and multivariate longitudinal data analysis.

Teaching Summary

Taught Courses

  • Joint Course Director for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Academic Background
2004   Doctorate in Clinical Psychology University of Wales, Bangor
1999   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
1996   Master of Arts University of Cambridge
1993   Bachelor of Arts University of Cambridge
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