About My Work

I am a Professor of Developmental Psychopathology 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 and Leiden University's Department of Child and Family Studies.

Recent Publications

Verhage, M.L., Schuengel, C., Madigan, S., Fearon, R.M.P.,  Oosterman, M., Cassiba, R., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. & van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2015). Narrowing the Transmission Gap: A Synthesis of Three Decades of Research on Intergenerational Transmission of Attachment. Psychological Bulletin (Online First). Click link for details.

Hiller, R., Meiser-Stedman, R., Fearon, P., Lobo, S., MacKinnon, A., Fraser, A., & Halligan, S. (2016). Changes in the Prevalence and Symptom Severity of Child PTSD in the Year Following Trauma: A Meta-Analytic Study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Macdonald, B., Murray, L., Moutsiana, C., Fearon, P., Cooper, P. J., Halligan, S. L., & Johnstone, T. (2016). Altered engagement of autobiographical memory networks in adult offspring of postnatally depressed mothers. Biological Psychology.

TaylorColls, S., & Pasco Fearon, R. M. (2015). The Effects of Parental Behavior on Infants' Neural Processing of Emotion Expressions. Child Development, 86(3), 877-888. (download).