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Research Units

The Centre has two research units that are committed to developing and promoting research related to children and young people's mental health and emotional well-being:


Child Attachment and Psychological Therapies Research (ChAPTRe) is a new research unit, co-directed by Dr Nick Midgley and Prof Pasco Fearon. It has been developed as a partnership between the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and University College London (UCL).


Founded in 2006 as a collaboration between UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences and Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, the Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU) bridges cutting edge research and innovative practice in children's mental health.