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Dr Edward Barker

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin


Research interests

Ted investigates how stressful environments exacerbate underlying genetic vulnerabilities to affect children’s development.  He is particularly interested in the impact of psychopathology in caregivers (and associated risks) on children’s antisocial behaviour, and the relative role of prenatal and postnatal risk exposures. 

Biographical details

Ted received this PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and completed postdoctoral training at the Research Unit for Children’s Psychosocial Maladjustment (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) and the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre (King’s College London). Prior to returning to the IoP, he held posts at the University of Alabama (USA) and Birkbeck, University of London.

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