Dr. Pasco Fearon is Chair of Developmental Psychopathology in the Division of Psychology & Language Sciences at University College London (UCL).
His research focuses on the mechanisms of socio-emotional development and the processes involved in risk for psychopathology. He is particularly interested in the intersection between social and biological processes in children’s development, and accordingly he uses 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 his primary interest is in development, much of his work involves longitudinal cohort studies, and multivariate longitudinal data analysis. Dr. Fearon is the deputy Editor in Chief for JCPP.
Links of the ACAMH website
Listen to our podcast talking to Dr. Fearon at the ACAMH Southern Branch conference on Infant Mental Health in December 2018
Listen to our podcast discussing 60 years of ACAMH with Dr. Fearon
“Closing in on causal links between environmental exposures and human development using observational data – ‘confound those confounders!'” by Pasco Fearon
“Child psychology and psychiatry – using science to make a difference” by Pasco Fearon
“Making clinical trials smarter (and more interesting)” by Pasco Fearon
“Looking beyond the horizon – innovation in child psychology and psychiatry” by Pasco Fearon
“Capturing the dynamics of development and psychopathology: from neural circuits to global trends” by Pasco Fearon