Yale Child Study Center

With UCL and Yale Child Study Center we run a 'Bridge Programme' that aims to exchange of scientific and clinical knowledge, learning and experiences.

The Yale Child Study Center was founded in 1911 and since then it has been serving children and families from birth through adolescence. Its mission is to improve the lives of children and families through research, service, and training. The Bridge aims to exchange of scientific and clinical knowledge, learning and experiences.


With Yale we run a two-year UCL masters degree in Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology, with the first year in London and the second year at Yale. To support continuing education we offer postdoctoral fellowships that give young scholars the opportunity to begin a clinical research career in developmental neuroscience. Each fellow works in the respective units at Yale and the Centre but with periodic visits to the other site. We also offer short exchange visits for researchers and clinicians to discuss shared findings and develop funding applications.  Each year the Centre and Yale sponsor a research training program that brings international faculty together with about 20 young scholars.


The Centre and Yale have two parallel neuroscience labs on each side of the Atlantic for carrying out research with infants, children, and adolescents. Together we develop and test new ways of working with children and families at risk for early developmental and mental health difficulties. Our interventions are based on shared theories about the causes of mental health problems, and are developed and tested and then adapted for use in either the US or UK