Edward Barker
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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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin

Award Date: 1 Jan 2003


  • BF Psychology
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Early risk exposure
  • Parent Psychopathology
  • Gene-environment interplay
  • Structural equation modelling


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