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Eamon McCrory, PhD, BA

Professor Adjunct in the Child Study Center



Eamon McCrory is Professor of Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology at UCL, Co-Director of the Developmental Risk and Resilience Unit and Co-Director of the UK Trauma Council ( He is also Director of Education and Training at the Anna Freud Centre in London and Director of the UKRI Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme. His research uses brain imaging and psychological approaches to investigate the impact of childhood maltreatment on emotional development and mental health. The long-term aim of his work is to understand how and why mental health problems can unfold following early adversity, and how we might intervene to promote more resilient outcomes for children.

Prof McCrory established the MRes in Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology, offered by UCL and delivered in collaboration with the Child Study Center Yale. Students spend the first year at UCL and the second at the Center . This course is part of the broader partnership between UCL and Yale and was established in 2006 and now includes an international PhD Programme directed by Prof. Niko Steinbeis.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Kings College (2004)
  • PhD
    University College (2002)
  • BA
    Cambridge University (1995)

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