Pasco Fearon, Co-Director of ChAPTRe
Role: Co-Director of the CHAPTRe Unit
Pasco is a Professor of Developmental Psychopathology and clinical psychologist at University College London. He is joint-Director of UCL’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training Programme. He is also Director of the Anna Freud Centre's Developmental Neuroscience Unit and a Visiting Associate Professor at the Child Study Center at Yale University.
His research focuses on the mechanisms of socio-emotional development and the processes involved in risk for psychopathology. He is a leading researcher in the field of child-parent attachment, and is particularly interested in the intersection between social and biological processes in children’s development.
Verhage, M. L., Schuengel, C., Madigan, S., Fearon, R. M. P., Oosterman, M., Cassibba, R., . . . van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2016). Narrowing the transmission gap: A synthesis of three decades of research on intergenerational transmission of attachment. Psychological Bulletin, 142 (4), 337-366.
Taylor‐Colls, S., & Pasco Fearon, R. M. (2015). The Effects of Parental Behavior on Infants' Neural Processing of Emotion Expressions. Child development, 86(3), 877-888.
Fearon, R.M.P, Reiss, D.R., Leve, L.D., Shaw, D.S., Scaramella., L.V., Ganiban, J.M., Neiderhiser & J.M. (2015). Child-evoked maternal negativity from 9 to 27 months: evidence of gene-environment correlation and its moderation by marital distress. Development and Psychopathology, 27, 1251-1265.
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Current UCL PhD students