Ian Goodyer (co-lead)
Ian Goodyer is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and leads the Developmental Lifecourse Research group at the University of Cambridge. He has been instrumental in large longitudinal studies and randomised controlled trials in the UK, where his particular research focus lies on the emergence and treatment of mental illness in children and adolescents.
Carol Worthman (co-lead)
Carol Worthhman holds the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professorship of Anthropology at Emory University where she leads the Laboratory for Comparative Human Biology. Her research programme investigates the cultural, behavioural, and biological bases of well-being and mental health using cross-disciplinary approaches including comparative analysis and developmental epidemiology.
Louise Arseneault is Professor of Developmental Psychology at King’s College London and ESRC Mental Health Leadership Fellow. Her research focuses on the study of harmful behaviours, such as violence and substance dependence, their developmental origins, their interconnections with mental health, and their consequences for victims.
Michelle Craske is Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she focuses on understanding the etiology and treatment of anxiety and and depression, particularly fear learning and psychological therapies.
Barbara Dooley is Director of Research for Headstrong – The National Centre for Youth Mental Health and Deputy Registrar at University College Dublin, where she specialises in applied and health psychology, and statistical analyses of risk and protective factors of mental ill-health in large-scale studies of children and young people. She is also.
Carmine Pariante is Professor of Biological Psychiatry at King’s College London and Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. He investigates the role of stress in the pathogenesis of mental illness and treatment response in clinical samples and experimental settings.
Argyris Stringaris is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, and Principal Investigator at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), where he uses epidemiological and neuroimaging methods to investigate how mood and emotion processing contribute to depression and related conditions in young people.