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School of the Biological Sciences



University Lecturer, Department of Psychology

Debra Spencer studies how individual, family and social environment factors influence physically aggressive behaviour in children; how prenatal influences interact with postnatal experience to shape brain development and behaviour; and optimizing psychological well being in individuals exposed prenatally to atypical hormone environments. Learn more. 


Research Areas

Developmental psychology
Gender development 
Hormonal influences
Influence of androgens on brain structure and genderd behaviours


Quantitative imaging
Structural MRI
Psychological testing
Quantitative analyses
Regression-based analysis techniques


Research Theme