Epigenetic pathways to early onset conduct problems
Open presentation by Edward Barker, King’s College London.
Title: Epigenetic pathways to early onset conduct problems
Dr. Edward Barker, Developmental Psychopathology Lab, Department of Psychology, King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience.
Barker received his 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.
He has received several grants from the ESRC and NIH, UK and his research focuses on examining how stressful environments exacerbate underlying genetic vulnerabilities to affect children’s development. He is particularly interested in the role of prenatal and postnatal risk exposures and how epigenetic processes mediate these risks on child conduct problems and comorbid disorders.