Jennifer Lau

(Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, UK)


“Internalising symptoms in youth: Measuring and targeting neurocognitive risk factors"


Jennifer Lau's research interests lie in understanding mood and anxiety problems in children and young people. In particular, she is interested in investigating the neural and cognitive mechanisms by which genetic and environmental risk factors interact to influence atypical emotional and social development. More recently, her work has focused on using knowledge from basic science approaches to facilitate new interventive tools. Jennifer completed her doctorate at the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London. After a brief visiting fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health, she came to Oxford as University Lecturer and Tutorial Fellow in Experimental Psychology. Having served in this post from 2007 until 2013, Jennifer is now based at the IoPPN where she oversees the work of the Researching Emotional Disorders and Development (REDD) lab.

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