About My Work

I am a developmental and clinical psychologist based at University College London. I am also Director of the Anna Freud Centre's Developmental Neuroscience Unit and a Visiting Associate Professor at the Child Study Center at Yale University. 

My research work focuses on the development of psychopathology and is multidisciplinary and collaborative. I collaborate with several other groups, including the Winnicott Research Unit at Reading University, the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics, also at Reading University, the Emotion Regulation of Others and Self Network (EROS), Leiden University's Department of Child and Family Studies, Birkbeck's Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, and the Cognitive Development Centre at the Central European University in Budapest.

Recent Publications

Taylor-Colls, S. & Fearon, R.M.P (2015). The Effects of Parental Behavior on Infants’ Neural Processing of
Emotion Expressions. Child Development (OnlineEarly). (download).

Pincham, H., Bryce, D. & Fearon, R.M.P (2015). The neural correlates of emotion processing in juvenile offenders. Developmental Science. (download)

Fearon, R.M.P, Reiss, D.R., Leve, L.D., Shaw, D.S., Scaramella., L.V., Ganiban, J.M., Neiderhiser & J.M. (2014). Child-evoked maternal negativity from 9 to 27 months: evidence of gene-environment correlation and its moderation by marital distress. Development and Psychopathology. (see link)

Fearon, R. M. P., Shmueli-Goetz, Y., Viding, E., Fonagy, P., & Plomin, R. (2014). Genetic and environmental influences on adolescent attachment. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55, 1033-1041 (download here).