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.

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. (download).

Pincham, H., Bryce, D. & Fearon, R.M.P (2015). The neural correlates of emotion processing in juvenile offenders. Developmental Science, 18, 994-1005. (download)

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. (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).