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School of the Biological Sciences



Professor of Family Research, Department of Psychology and Centre for Family Research

Pasco Fearon’s research interests focus on the caregiving factors involved in children’s psychological, emotional, cognitive and psychobiological development.  Learn more


Research Areas

Psychological development     
Environmental influences
Behavioural genetics
Longitudinal studies


Behavioural observations    
Psychological testing
Quantitative genetics
Epidemiological studies 
Brain imaging

Areas for Collaboration

Wearable devices
Machine learning
Innovative methods of delivery of interventions and practitioner training for promoting early child development in low resource contexts 
Understanding the psychobiology of parent-offspring relationships and the impact of early life stress


Research Theme

    Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health