Led by Professor Ian Goodyer
The Developmental Lifecourse Research Group (DLRG) is a federation of clinical and research scientists in general and child and adolescent psychiatry and developmental epidemiology and quantitative psychology. The aim of the Group is to focus teaching and research in developmental psychiatry across the lifespan. This web site provides details of personnel, specific research projects and interests.
The DLRG carries out a range of research projects in development and psychopathology with a focus on the continuities and discontinuities between normal and abnormal emotional and behavioural processes from childhood through to early adult life. There are major programmes of research into the depressive disorders; disruptive behavioural syndromes, early onset psychoses and emerging complex behaviours in early childhood. There are strong links with molecular genetics and neuroimaging and a robust partnership with mental health services in order to conduct effectiveness research including randomised controlled trials and studies to evaluate the efficiency of child and adolescent mental health service delivery. Ian Goodyer is lead clinical scientist of the Neuroscience in Psychiatry Network (NSPN) based in the Department of Psychiatry. The objectives of the NSPN over the next 5 years are to will characterize the structure and functions of the developing adolescent and young adult brain and reveal the deviations from these in young people suffering from depression or conduct disorders, psychoses and early emerging personality disorders.
Please visit the main Developmental Lifecourse Research Group webpage, where you will find much more information about the activities, people and research of this group.
The Developmental Lifecourse Research Group is based at Douglas House: