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Centre for Family Research

 

Biography

Pasco Fearon is a developmental and clinical psychologist doing world-leading research on child development and children’s mental health. He did his undergraduate degree at Cambridge University and PhD at UCL, and subsequently trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Wales, Bangor. He was joint-director of UCL’s Clinical Psychology Course for 10 years, and has worked at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families continuously since 1995. His work focuses on the caregiving influences on child development, and includes longitudinal observational studies, neuroscientific investigations and controlled trials of caregiving interventions, all in the service of understanding and promoting positive child development and children’s mental health and wellbeing. He works internationally, with key collaborations in the USA, Netherlands, Canada, South Africa, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Kenya and Lebanon. He is also closely involved in children’s mental health policy, through his work at the Anna Freud Centre and as a trustee of the charity Foundation Years Information Research. He was a member of the NICE guideline group on attachment and a member of the groups that developed the Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners programme and the CYP IAPT National Zero-Fives training curriculum, as well as a number of other national initiatives for children.

Research

Pasco Fearon’s research interests focus on the caregiving factors involved in children’s psychological, emotional, cognitive and psychobiological development. Much of his work has addressed the role of parent-child attachment and caregiver sensitivity as key dimensions of caregiving in particular. His work includes both large-scale longitudinal studies of child development and clinical trials. He is the Director of the Children of the 2020s Study, a nationally representative birth cohort study funded by the Department of Education, and a co-director of the Early Life Cohort Feasibility Study, funded by the ESRC. His work on childhood interventions has focused on supporting parenting and parental mental health as a means of achieving improvements in family wellbeing and child development and mental health, including interventions for socio-economically disadvantaged young parents, interventions for postnatal depression and interventions for children in foster care. He is currently involved in five ongoing clinical trials for children and adolescents: the SUNRISE Early Child Development programme in Burkina Faso, funded by the Welcome Trust, the RESET trial of a hybrid IPT and cognitive training prevention programme for at risk teenagers in the UK, the SUMMIT trial of group IPT for postnatal depression funded by the NIHR, the COSI trial of Circle of Security for postnatal depression in the UK and the Supporting Parents Programme for families on the edge of care, funded by the What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care.

Publications

Key publications: 

Bokhorst, C. L., Bakermanskranenburg, M. J., Pasco Fearon, R. M., Van Ijzendoorn, M. H., Fonagy, P., & Schuengel, C. (2003). The importance of shared environment in mother–infant attachment security: A behavioral genetic study. Child Development74(6), 1769-1782.

 

Fearon, R. P., BakermansKranenburg, M. J., Van IJzendoorn, M. H., Lapsley, A. M., & Roisman, G. I. (2010). The significance of insecure attachment and disorganization in the development of children’s externalizing behavior: a metaanalytic study. Child Development81(2), 435-456.

Fearon, R. M.P, & Belsky, J. (2011). Infant–mother attachment and the growth of externalizing problems across the primaryschool years. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry52(7), 782-791.

 

Fearon, P., ShmueliGoetz, Y., Viding, E., Fonagy, P., & Plomin, R. (2014). Genetic and environmental influences on adolescent attachment. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry55(9), 1033-1041

 

Drake, K., Belsky, J., & Fearon, R. M.P (2014). From early attachment to engagement with learning in school: the role of self-regulation and persistence. Developmental Psychology50(5), 1350.

Verhage, M. L., Schuengel, C., Madigan, S., Fearon, R. M., Oosterman, M., Cassibba, R., ... & van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2016). Narrowing the transmission gap: A synthesis of three decades of research on intergenerational transmission of attachment. Psychological Bulletin142(4), 337.

Fearon, R. P., Tomlinson, M., Kumsta, R., Skeen, S., Murray, L., Cooper, P. J., & Morgan, B. (2017). Poverty, early care, and stress reactivity in adolescence: Findings from a prospective, longitudinal study in South Africa. Development and Psychopathology29(2), 449-464.

 

Nazzari, S., Fearon, P., Rice, F., Ciceri, F., Molteni, M., & Frigerio, A. (2020). Neuroendocrine and immune markers of maternal stress during pregnancy and infant cognitive development. Developmental

Psychobiology62(8), 1100-1110.

Other publications: 

Austerberry, C., Fearon, P., Ronald, A., Leve, L. D., Ganiban, J. M., Natsuaki, M. N., . . . Reiss, D. (2021). Early manifestations of intellectual performance: Evidence that genetic effects on later academic test performance are mediated through verbal performance in early childhood. Child development, No Pagination Specified. doi:https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13706

Borairi, S., Fearon, P., Madigan, S., Plamondon, A., & Jenkins, J. (2021). A mediation meta-analysis of the role of maternal responsivity in the association between socioeconomic risk and children's language. Child development, 92(6), 2177-2193. doi:https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13695

Brown, R. H., Eisner, M., Walker, S., Tomlinson, M., Fearon, P., Dunne, M. P., . . . Murray, A. L. (2021). The impact of maternal adverse childhood experiences and prenatal depressive symptoms on foetal attachment: Preliminary evidence from expectant mothers across eight middle-income countries. Journal of Affective Disorders, 295, 612-619. doi:https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2021.08.066

Dagan, O., Schuengel, C., Verhage, M. L., van, I. M. H., Sagi-Schwartz, A., Madigan, S., . . . Cummings, E. M. (2022). Configurations of mother-child and father-child attachment as predictors of internalizing and externalizing behavioral problems: An individual participant data (IPD) meta-analysis. New directions for child and adolescent development., 10. doi:https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cad.20450

Desatnik, A., Bel-Bahar, T., Taylor, L., Nolte, T., Crowley, M. J., Fonagy, P., & Fearon, P. (2021). Emotion regulation in adolescents: Influences of internal representations of relationships-An ERP study. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 160, 1-9. doi:https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2020.11.010

Eisner, M., & Fearon, P. (2021). Pitfalls of using data portals as sources for psychological research: The example of cross-national homicide data. Psychological Science, 32(6), 863-865. doi:https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956797621989967

Fearon, P., & Sonuga-Barke, E. (2021). Commentary: "Harvest for the world": Working locally to grow autism services globally - Reflections on Divan et al. (2021). Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 62(5), 536-538. doi:https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13418

Fearon, R. P., & Schuengel, C. (2021). What kinds of relationships count as attachment relationships? [References]. In Attachment: The fundamental questions (pp. 24-30). New York, NY: The Guilford Press; US.

Foley, S., Hughes, C., Murray, A. L., Baban, A., Fernando, A. D., Madrid, B., . . . Eisner, M. (2021). Prenatal attachment: Using measurement invariance to test the validity of comparisons across eight culturally diverse countries. Archives of Women's Mental Health, No Pagination Specified. doi:https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00737-021-01105-8

McGuire, R., Hiller, R. M., Ehlers, A., Fearon, P., Meiser-Stedman, R., Leuteritz, S., & Halligan, S. L. (2021). A longitudinal investigation of children's trauma memory characteristics and their relationship with posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, 49(6), 807-816. doi:https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10802-021-00773-5

Nazzari, S., Fearon, P., Rice, F., Molteni, M., & Frigerio, A. (2021). Maternal caregiving moderates the impact of antenatal maternal cortisol on infant stress regulation. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, No Pagination Specified. doi:https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13532

Pender, R., Fearon, P., St Pourcain, B., Heron, J., & Mandy, W. (2021). Developmental trajectories of autistic social traits in the general population. Psychological Medicine, No Pagination Specified. doi:https://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0033291721002166

Tomlinson, M., Skeen, S., Melendez-Torres, G., Hunt, X., Desmond, C., Morgan, B., . . . Fearon, P. (2021). First 1,000 days: Enough for mothers but not for children? Long-term outcomes of an early intervention on maternal depressed mood and child cognitive development: Follow-up of a randomised controlled trial. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, No Pagination Specified. doi:https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13482

Brewer, A. J., Saunders, R., Fearon, R., Fonagy, P., Cottrell, D., Kraam, A., . . . Butler, S. (2020). Antisocial cognition as a mediator of the peer influence effect and peer selection effect in antisocial adolescents. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: official journal of the European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. doi:10.1007/s00787-020-01695-1

Ziegler, G., Moutoussis, M., Hauser, T. U., Fearon, R., Bullmore, E. T., Goodyer, I. M., . . . Dolan, R. J. (2020). Childhood socio-economic disadvantage predicts reduced myelin growth across adolescence and young adulthood. Human Brain Mapping.

Vasa, F., Romero-Garcia, R., Kitzbichler, M., Seidlitz, J., Whitaker, K. J., Vaghi, M. M., . . . Bullmore, E. T. (2020). Conservative and disruptive modes of adolescent change in human brain functional connectivity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. doi:10.1073/pnas.1906144117

Baião, R., Fearon, P., Belsky, J., Teixeira, P., Soares, I., & Mesquita, A. (2020). Does 5-HTTLPR moderate the effect of the quality of environmental context on maternal sensitivity? Testing the differential susceptibility hypothesis. Psychiatric Genetics. doi:10.1097/YPG.0000000000000247

Tomlinson, M., Fearon, P., Christodoulou, J., & Rotheram-Borus, M. J. (2020). Editorial Perspective: Stop describing and start fixing - the promise of longitudinal intervention cohorts. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. doi:10.1111/jcpp.13213

Desiatnikov, A., Bel-Bahar, T., Taylor, L., Nolte, T., Crowley, M. J., Fonagy, P., & Fearon, R. (2020). Emotion regulation in adolescents: Influences of internal representations of relationships – An ERP study. International Journal of Psychophysiology. doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2020.11.010

Valdebenito, S., Murray, A., Hughes, C., Băban, A., Fernando, A. D., Madrid, B. J., . . . Eisner, M. (2020). Evidence for Better Lives Study: a comparative birth-cohort study on child exposure to violence and other adversities in eight low- and middle-income countries - foundational research (study protocol). BMJ Open, 10 (10), e034986. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034986

Byrne, G., Sleed, M., Midgley, N., Fearon, P., Mein, C., Bateman, A., & Fonagy, P. (2020). Het Vuurtorenprogramma: kindermishandeling aanpakken door het mentaliserend vermogen van ouders te versterken. Gezinstherapie Wereldwijd, 31 (3), 304-321. doi:10.1007/s12440-020-00130-w

Nazzari, S., Fearon, P., Rice, F., Ciceri, F., Molteni, M., & Frigerio, A. (2020). Neuroendocrine and immune markers of maternal stress during pregnancy and infant cognitive development. Developmental Psychobiology. doi:10.1002/dev.21967

Bakkum, L., Oosterman, M., Verhage, M. L., Kunseler, F. C., Fearon, R. M. P., Schuengel, C., & Duschinsky, R. (2020). Psychophysiological responses underlying unresolved loss and trauma in the Adult Attachment Interview. Development and Psychopathology, 1-16. doi:10.1017/s0954579420001492

Zimmerman, A., Halligan, S., Skeen, S., Morgan, B., Fraser, A., Fearon, P., & Tomlinson, M. (2020). PTSD symptoms and cortisol stress reactivity in adolescence: Findings from a high adversity cohort in South Africa. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 121. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2020.104846

Nazzari, S., Fearon, P., Rice, F., Ciceri, F., Molteni, M., & Frigerio, A. (2020). The biological underpinnings of perinatal depressive symptoms: A multi-systems approach. Journal of Affective Disorders, 274, 1004-1012. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2020.05.023

Hentges, R. F., Graham, S. A., Fearon, P., Tough, S., & Madigan, S. (2020). The chronicity and timing of prenatal and antenatal maternal depression and anxiety on child outcomes at age 5. Depress Anxiety. doi:10.1002/da.23039

Verhage, M. L., Schuengel, C., Duschinsky, R., van IJzendoorn, M. H., Fearon, R. M. P., Madigan, S., . . . Oosterman, M. (2020). The Collaboration on Attachment Transmission Synthesis (CATS): A Move to the Level of Individual-Participant-Data Meta-Analysis. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 29 (2), 199-206. doi:10.1177/0963721420904967

Raby, K. L., Verhage, M. L., Fearon, R. M. P., Fraley, R. C., Roisman, G. I., van IJzendoorn, M. H., . . . Wong, M. S. (2020). The latent structure of the adult attachment interview: Large sample evidence from the collaboration on attachment transmission synthesis. Development and Psychopathology, 1-13. doi:10.1017/s0954579420000978

Pender, R., Fearon, P., Heron, J., & Mandy, W. (2020). The longitudinal heterogeneity of autistic traits: A systematic review. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 79. doi:10.1016/j.rasd.2020.101671

Brown, R. H., Eisner, M., Valdebenito, S., Walker, S., Tomlinson, M., Hughes, C., . . . Murray, A. L. (2020). What research questions should the next generation of birth cohort studies address? An international Delphi study of experts. Acad Pediatr. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2020.03.011

Aczel, B., Szaszi, B., Sarafoglou, A., Kekecs, Z., Kucharský, Š., Benjamin, D., . . . Wagenmakers, E. -. J. (2019). A consensus-based transparency checklist. Nature Human Behaviour. doi:10.1038/s41562-019-0772-6

Haag, K., Hiller, R., Peyk, P., Michael, T., Meiser-Stedman, R., Fearon, R., . . . Halligan, S. L. (2019). A Longitudinal Examination of Heart-Rate and Heart Rate Variability as Risk Markers for Child Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in an Acute Injury Sample. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. doi:10.1007/s10802-019-00553-2

Nazzari, S., Fearon, R. M. P., Rice, F., Dottori, N., Ciceri, F., Molteni, M., & Frigerio, A. (2019). Beyond the HPA-axis: Exploring maternal prenatal influences on birth outcomes and stress reactivity. Psychoneuroendocrinology. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.11.018

Mihalik, A., Ferreira, F. S., Rosa, M. J., Moutoussis, M., Ziegler, G., Monteiro, J. M., . . . Mourao-Miranda, J. (2019). Brain-behaviour modes of covariation in healthy and clinically depressed young people. Scientific Reports, 9 (1), 11536. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-47277-3

Baião, R., Fearon, R. M. P., Belsky, J., Baptista, J., Carneiro, A., Pinto, R., . . . Mesquita, A. (2019). Child’s oxytocin response to mother-child interaction: The contribution of child genetics and maternal behavior. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 102, 79-83. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.11.022

Sonuga-Barke, E. J. S., & Fearon, R. M. P. (2019). Commentary: "Ready or not here I come': developmental immaturity as a driver of impairment and referral in young-for-school-grade ADHD children. A reformulation inspired by Whitely etal. (2019). Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 60 (4), 392-394. doi:10.1111/jcpp.13039

Fearon, P. (2019). Editorial: Closing in on causal links between environmental exposures and human development using observational data - "confound those confounders!". J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 60 (2), 115-118. doi:10.1111/jcpp.13019

Byrne, G., Sleed, M., Midgley, N., Fearon, R. M. P., Mein, C., Bateman, A., & Fonagy, P. (2019). Lighthouse Parenting Programme: Description and pilot evaluation of mentalization-based treatment (MBT) to address child maltreatment. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Mihalik, A., Ferreira, F., Moutoussis, M., Ziegler, G., Adams, R. A., Rosa, M. J., . . . Mourao-Miranda, J. (2019). Multiple hold-outs with stability: improving the generalizability of machine learning analyses of brain-behaviour relationships: A novel framework to link behaviour to neurobiology. Biological Psychiatry. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2019.12.001

Rost, F., Luyten, P. J., Fearon, R. M. P., & Fonagy, P. (2019). Personality and Outcome in Individuals with Treatment-Resistant Depression - Exploring Differential Treatment Effects in the Tavistock Adult Depression Study (TADS). Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. doi:10.1037/ccp0000391

Romero-Garacia, R., Seidlitz, J., Whitaker, K. J., Morgan, S. E., Fonagy, P., Dolan, R. J., . . . Bullmore, E. T. (2019). Schizotypy-related magnetization of cortex in healthy adolescence is co-located with expression of schizophrenia-related genes. Biological Psychiatry. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2019.12.005

Madigan, S., Cyr, C., Eirich, R., Fearon, R. M. P., Ly, A., Rash, C., . . . Alink, L. R. A. (2019). Testing the cycle of maltreatment hypothesis: Meta-analytic evidence of the intergenerational transmission of child maltreatment. Development and Psychopathology, 31 (1), 23-51. doi:10.1017/S0954579418001700

Oliveira, P., & Fearon, P. (2019). The biological bases of attachment. Adoption and Fostering, 43 (3), 274-293. doi:10.1177/0308575919867770

Midgley, N., Besser, S. J., Fearon, P., Wyatt, S., Byford, S., & Wellsted, D. (2019). The Herts and Minds study: feasibility of a randomised controlled trial of Mentalization-Based Treatment versus usual care to support the wellbeing of children in foster care. BMC Psychiatry, 19 (1), 215. doi:10.1186/s12888-019-2196-2

Saunders, R., Buckman, J. E. J., Cape, J., Fearon, P., Leibowitz, J., & Pilling, S. (2019). Trajectories of depression and anxiety symptom change during psychological therapy. Journal of Affective Disorders, 249, 327-335. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2019.02.043

Hiller, R., Meiser-Stedman, R., Lobo, S., Creswell, C., Fearon, R. M. P., Ehlers, A., . . . Halligan, S. (2018). A longitudinal investigation of the role of parental responses in predicting children’s post-traumatic distress. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12846

Madigan, S., Oatley, H., Racine, N., Fearon, R. M. P., Schumacher, L., Akbari, E., . . . Tarabulsy, G. (2018). A Meta-Analysis of Maternal Prenatal Depression and Anxiety on Child Socio-Emotional Development. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2018.06.012

Baiao, R., Baptista, J., Carneiro, A., Pinto, R., Toscano, C., Fearon, P., . . . Mesquita, A. R. (2018). Assessing preschoolers interactive behaviour: A validation study of the “Coding System for Mother–Child Interaction”. Child: Care, Health and Development, 44 (4), 644-650. doi:10.1111/cch.12572

Barreto, A. L., Osorio, A., Baptista, J., Fearon, P., & Martins, C. (2018). Association between theory of mind and mental state talk in preschoolers and later social competence and behaviour. Infant and Child Development, 27 (2), ARTN e2060. doi:10.1002/icd.2060

Buckman, J. E. J., Saunders, R., Fearon, P., Leibowitz, J., & Pilling, S. (2018). Attentional Control as a Predictor of Response to Psychological Treatment for Depression and Relapse up to 1 year after Treatment: A Pilot Cohort Study. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. doi:10.1017/S1352465818000590

Baiao, R., Fearon, P., Soares, I., & Mesquita, A. (2018). Child's oxytocin response to mother-child interaction: the contribution of child genetics and maternal behaviour. Presented at: European-College-of-Neuropsychopharmacology Workshop for Junior Scientists in Europe. doi:10.1016/j.euroneuro.2017.12.057

Sonuga-Barke, E. J. S., & Fearon, P. (2018). Commentary: Whither the epigenetics of child psychopathology? Some reflections provoked by Barker et al. (2018). Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 59 (4), 323-326. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12906

Wu, J., Willner, C. J., Hill, C., Fearon, P., Mayes, L. C., & Crowley, M. J. (2018). Emotional eating and instructed food-cue processing in adolescents: An ERP study. Biological Psychology. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2017.10.012

Verhage, M. L., Fearon, R. M. P., Schuengel, C., van IJzendoorn, M. H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., Madigan, S., . . . The Collaboration on Attachment Transmission Synthesis. (2018). Examining Ecological Constraints on the Intergenerational Transmission of Attachment Via Individual Participant Data Meta‐analysis. Child Development. doi:10.1111/cdev.13085

Fearon, R. M. P. (2018). Insightfulness as a dynamic process in development and treatment: a commentary. Attachment & Human Development, 20 (3), 341-347. doi:10.1080/14616734.2018.1450706

Cooke, J. E., Racine, N., Anderson, N., Oatley, H., Schumacher, L., Akbari, E., . . . Madigan, S. (2018). Maternal prenatal depression and risk for children's poor socioemotional development: a meta-analysis. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2018.09.348

Hauser, T. U., Allen, M., Rees, G., & Dolan, R. J. (2018). Metacognitive impairments extend perceptual decision making weaknesses in compulsivity (vol 7, 6614, 2017). Scientific Reports, 8, ARTN 6046. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-23433-z

McElroy, E., Fearon, R. M. P., Belsky, J., Fonagy, P., & Patalay, P. (2018). Networks of depression and anxiety symptoms across development. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2018.05.027

Bennett, S. D., Larkin, H., Pincham, H., Carman, S., & Fearon, R. (2018). Neural correlates of children's emotion understanding. Developmental Neuropsychology. doi:10.1080/87565641.2018.1432055

Polek, E., Jones, P. B., Fearon, R. M. P., Brodbeck, J., Moutoussis, M., NSPN Consortium, . . . Goodyer, I. M. (2018). Personality dimensions emerging during adolescence and young adulthood are underpinned by a single latent trait indexing impairment in social functioning. BMC Psychiatry. doi:10.1186/s12888-018-1595-0

Pincham, H., Bryce, D., Fonagy, P., & Fearon, R. (2018). Psychosocial intervention in at-risk adolescents: using event-related potentials to assess changes in decision making and feedback processing. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. doi:10.1007/s00787-018-1167-3

Cadman, T., Diamond, P. R., & Fearon, P. (2018). Reassessing the validity of the attachment Q-sort: An updated meta-analysis. Infant and Child Development, e2034. doi:10.1002/icd.2034

Fearon, P. (2018). Reimagining the environment in developmental psychopathology: from molecules to effective interventions. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and allied disciplines, 59 (4), 299-302. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12904

Buckman, J. E. J., Underwood, A., Clarke, K., Saunders, R., Hollon, S., Fearon, R. M. P., & Pilling, S. (2018). Risk factors for relapse and recurrence of depression in adults and how they operate: A four-phase systematic review and meta-synthesis. Clinical Psychology Review, 64, 13-38. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2018.07.005

Asarnow, J., Bloch, M. H., Brandeis, D., Alexandra Burt, S., Fearon, P., Fombonne, E., . . . Zeanah, C. (2018). Special Editorial: Open science and the Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry - next steps?. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and allied disciplines. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12929

Longhi, E., Murray, L., Hunter, R., Wellsted, D., Taylor-Colls, S., Mackenzie, K., . . . Fearon, R. M. P. (2018). Supporting young mothers (aged 14- 25) in the first two years of life: A Randomized Control Trial (RCT) of the NSPCC UK Minding the Baby (MTB) Home Visiting Programme. London, United Kingdom: Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London.

Williamson, V., Hiller, R. M., Meiser-Stedman, R., Creswell, C., Dalgleish, T., Fearon, R. M. P., . . . Halligan, S. L. (2018). The Parent Trauma Response Questionnaire (PTRQ): development and preliminary validation. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 9 (1), 1478583. doi:10.1080/20008198.2018.1478583

Barry, T. J., Murray, L., Fearon, P., Moutsiana, C., Johnstone, T., & Halligan, S. L. (2017). Amygdala volume and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis reactivity to social stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 85, 96-99. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.07.487

van IJzendoorn, M., Fearon, P., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. (2017). Attachment - public and scientific discourse. Psychologist, 30, 6.

Groh, A. M., Narayan, A. J., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., Roisman, G. I., Vaughn, B. E., Fearon, R. M. P., & van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2017). Attachment and temperament in the early life course: a meta-analytic review. Child Development. doi:10.1111/cdev.12677

Groh, A. M., Fearon, R. M. P., Van IJzendoorn, M. H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., & Roisman, G. I. (2017). Attachment in the early life course: meta-analytic evidence for Its role in socioemotional development. Child Development Perspectives.

Fearon, R. M. P., & Roisman, G. I. (2017). Attachment theory: progress and future directions. Current Opinion in Psychology. doi:10.1016/j.copsyc.2017.03.002

Fearon, R. M. P. (2017). Attachment theory: research and application to practice and policy. In Leach, P (Ed.), Transforming Infant Wellbeing: Research, Policy and Practice for the First 1001 Critical Days (pp. 28-36). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Fearon, P. (2017). Attachment in the Early Years. Child Psychology and Psychiatry (pp. 97-107). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. doi:10.1002/9781119170235.ch12

Kiddle, B., Inkster, B., Prabhu, G., Moutoussis, M., Whitaker, K. J., NSPN Consortium, . . . Jones, P. B. (2017). Cohort profile: The NSPN 2400 Cohort: a developmental sample supporting the Wellcome Trust NeuroScience in Psychiatry Network. International Journal of Epidemiology. doi:10.1093/ije/dyx117

McElroy, E., Belsky, J., Carragher, N., Fearon, R. M. P., & Patalay, P. (2017). Developmental stability of general and specific factors of psychopathology from early childhood to adolescence: dynamic mutualism or p‐differentiation?. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12849

Granqvist, P., Sroufe, L. A., Dozier, M., Hesse, E., Steele, M., Van IJzendoorn, M., . . . Duschinsky, R. (2017). Disorganized attachment in infancy: A review of the phenomenon and its implications for clinicians and policymakers. Attachment and Human Development. doi:10.1080/14616734.2017.1354040

Fearon, R. M. P. (2017). Editorial: Child psychology and psychiatry - using science to make a difference. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58 (4), 335-337. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12722

Fearon, R. M. P. (2017). Editorial: Making clinical trials smarter (and more interesting). Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58 (2), 113-115. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12696

Desiatnikov, A., Bel-Bahar, T., Nolte, T., Crowley, M., Fonagy, P., & Fearon, R. M. P. (2017). Emotion regulation in adolescents: An ERP study. Biological Psychology. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2017.08.001

Verhage, M., Schuengel, C., Fearon, R. M. P., Madigan, S., Oosterman, M., Cassiba, R., . . . Van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2017). Failing the Duck test: Reply to Barbaro, Boutwell, Barnes, and Shackelford (2017). Psychological Bulletin.

Vaillancourt, K., Pawlby, S., & Fearon, R. M. P. (2017). History of childhood abuse and mother-infant interaction: a systematic review of observational studies. Infant Mental Health Journal, 38 (2), 226-248. doi:10.1002/imhj.21634

Hauser, T. U., Allen, M., Rees, G., Dolan, R. J., & NSPN Consortium. (2017). Metacognitive impairments extend perceptual decision making weaknesses in compulsivity. Scientific Reports, 7 (1), 6614. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-06116-z

Fearon, R. M. P., Tomlinson, M., Kumsta, R., Skeen, S., Murray, L., Cooper, P. J., & Morgan, B. (2017). Poverty, early care and stress reactivity in adolescence: Findings from a prospective, longitudinal study in a low-middle income country. Development and Psychopathology.

Chow, C. -. C., Nolte, T., Cohen, D., Fearon, R. M. P., & Shmueli-Goetz, Y. (2017). Reflective Functioning and Adolescent Psychological Adaptation: The Validity of the Reflective Functioning Scale-Adolescent Version. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 34 (4), 404-413. doi:10.1037/pap0000148

Morgan, B., Kumsta, R., Fearon, R. M. P., Moser, D., Skeen, S., Cooper, P., . . . Tomlinson, M. (2017). Serotonin Transporter Gene (SLC6A4) Polymorphism and Susceptibility to a Home-Visiting Maternal-Infant Attachment Intervention Delivered by Community Health Workers in South Africa: Re-analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS Medicine. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1002237

Midgley, N., Besser, S. J., Dye, H., Fearon, P., Gale, T., Jefferies-Sewell, K., . . . Wood, S. (2017). The Herts and minds study: evaluating the effectiveness of mentalization-based treatment (MBT) as an intervention for children in foster care with emotional and/or behavioural problems: a phase II, feasibility, randomised controlled trial. Pilot Feasibility Stud, 3, 12. doi:10.1186/s40814-017-0127-x

Williamson, V., Creswell, C., Fearon, P., Hiller, R. M., Walker, J., & Halligan, S. L. (2017). The role of parenting behaviors in childhood post-traumatic stress disorder: A meta-analytic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 53, 1-13. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2017.01.005

Wilkinson, E. L., O'Mahen, H. A., Fearon, P., Halligan, S., King, D. X., Greenfield, G., . . . Ramchandani, P. G. (2016). Adapting and testing a brief intervention to reduce maternal anxiety during pregnancy (ACORN): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. TRIALS, 17, ARTN 156. doi:10.1186/s13063-016-1274-8

Whitaker, K. J., Vértes, P. E., Romero-Garcia, R., Váša, F., Moutoussis, M., Prabhu, G., . . . Bullmore, E. T. (2016). Adolescence is associated with genomically patterned consolidation of the hubs of the human brain connectome. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA.

MacDonald, B., Murray, L., Moutsiana, C., Fearon, R. M. P., Cooper, P. J., Halligan, S. L., & Johnstone, T. (2016). Altered engagement of autobiographical memory networks in adult offspring of postnatally depressed mothers. Biological Psychology.

Fearon, R. M. P., Groh, A. M., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., van IJzendoorn, M. H., & Roisman, G. I. (2016). Attachment and Developmental Psychopathology. In D. Cicchetti (Ed.), Developmental Psychopathology, Theory and Method (pp. 325-384). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Hiller, R. M., Meiser-Stedman, R., Fearon, R. M. P., Lobo, S., MacKinnon, A., Fraser, A., & Halligan, S. L. (2016). Changes in the prevalence and symptom severity of child posttraumatic stress disorder in the year following trauma – a meta-analytic study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, EarlyView, **. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12566

Fonagy, P., Luyten, P., Moulton-Perkins, A., Lee, Y. W., Warren, F., Howard, S., . . . Lowyck, B. (2016). Development and validation of a self-report measure of mentalizing: The Reflective Functioning Questionnaire. PLoS One. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0158678

Cecil, C. A. M., Viding, E., Fearon, R. M. P., Glaser, D., & McCrory, E. (2016). Disentangling the mental health impact of childhood abuse and neglect. Child Abuse and Neglect. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2016.11.024

Fearon, R. M. P. (2016). Editorial: Looking beyond the horizon - innovation in child psychology and psychiatry. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 57 (3), 213-215. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12545

Fearon, R. M. P., Groh, A. M., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., van IJzendoorn, M. H., & Roisman, G. I. (2016). Attachment and Developmental Psychopathology. , 1-60. doi:10.1002/9781119125556.devpsy108

Falconer, C. J., Rovira, A., King, J. A., Gilbert, P., Antley, A., Fearon, P., . . . Brewin, C. R. (2016). Embodying self-compassion within virtual reality and its effects on patients with depression. BJPsych open, 2 (1), 74-80. doi:10.1192/bjpo.bp.115.002147

Hertzmann, L., Target, M., Hewison, D., Casey, P., Fearon, R. M. P., & Lassri, D. (2016). Mentalization-Based Therapy for Parents in Entrenched Conflict: A Random Allocation Feasibility Study. Psychotherapy. doi:10.1037/pst0000092

Verhage, Schuengel, C., Madigan, S., Fearon, R., Oosterman, M., Cassibba, R., . . . van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2016). Narrowing the Transmission Gap: A Synthesis of Three Decades of Research on Intergenerational Transmission of Attachment. Psychological Bulletin, 142 (4), 337-366. doi:10.1037/bul0000038

Fearon, R. M. P., & Belsky, J. (2016). Precursors of attachment security. In J. Cassidy, P. Shaver (Eds.), Handbook of Attachment Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications (pp. 291-313). New York: Guilford Publications.

Saunders, R., Cape, J., Fearon, P., & Pilling, S. (2016). Predicting treatment outcome in psychological treatment services by identifying latent profiles of patients. Journal Of Affective Disorders, 197, 107-115. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2016.03.011

Pincham, H. L., Bryce, D., Kokorikou, D., Fonagy, P., & Fearon, R. M. P. (2016). Psychosocial Intervention Is Associated with Altered Emotion Processing: An Event-Related Potential Study in At-Risk Adolescents. PloS one, 11 (1), e0147357-?. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0147357

Barlow, J., Barnes, J., Sylva, K., Fonagy, P., & Fearon, P. (2016). Questioning the outcome of the Building Blocks trial. LANCET, 387 (10028), 1615-1616.

Longhi, E., Murray, L., Hunter, R., Wellsted, D., Taylor-Colls, S., Mackenzie, K., . . . Fearon, R. M. P. (2016). The NSPCC UK Minding the Baby® (MTB) home-visiting programme, supporting young mothers (aged 14–25) in the first 2 years of their baby's life: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. doi:10.1186/s13063-016-1618-4

Barreto, A. L., Fearon, R. M. P., Osorio, A., Meins, E., & Martins, C. (2015). Are adult mentalizing abilities associated with mind-mindedness?. International Journal Of Behavioral Development, 40 (4), 296-301. doi:10.1177/0165025415616200

Fearon, R. M. P., Reiss, D., Leve, L. D., Shaw, D. S., Scaramella, L. V., Ganiban, J. M., & Neiderhiser, J. M. (2015). Child-evoked maternal negativity from 9 to 27 months: Evidence of gene–environment correlation and its moderation by marital distress. Development and Psychopathology, 27 (4pt1), 1251-1265. doi:10.1017/s0954579414000868

Fearon, P. (2015). Editorial: Capturing the dynamics of development and psychopathology: from neural circuits to global trends. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 56 (3), 203-205. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12404

Moutsiana, C., Johnstone, T., Murray, L., Fearon, P., Cooper, P. J., Pliatsikas, C., . . . Halligan, S. L. (2015). Insecure attachment during infancy predicts greater amygdala volumes in early adulthood. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 56 (5), 540-548. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12317

Barry, T. J., Murray, L., Fearon, R. M. P., Moutsiana, C., Cooper, P., Goodyer, I. M., . . . Halligan, S. L. (2015). Maternal postnatal depression predicts altered offspring biological stress reactivity in adulthood. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 52, 251-260. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2014.12.003

Murray, L., Fearon, P., & Cooper, P. (2015). Postnatal Depression, Mother–Infant Interactions, and Child Development: Prospects for Screening and Treatment. In J. Milgrom, A. W. Gemmill (Eds.), Identifying Perinatal Depression and Anxiety: Evidence-based Practice in Screening, Psychosocial Assessment and Management (pp. 139-164). Chichester, UK: Wiley.

Fonagy, P., Rost, F., Carlyle, J. -. A., McPherson, S., Thomas, R., Pasco Fearon, R. M., . . . Taylor, D. (2015). Pragmatic randomized controlled trial of long-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy for treatment-resistant depression: the Tavistock Adult Depression Study (TADS). World Psychiatry, 14 (3), 312-321. doi:10.1002/wps.20267

Oliveira, P. S., Fearon, R. M. P., Belsky, J., Fachada, I., & Soares, I. (2015). Quality of institutional care and early childhood development. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 39 (2), 161-170. doi:10.1177/0165025414552302

Sheffield, J. G., Crowley, M. J., Bel-Bahar, T., Desatnik, A., Nolte, T., Fonagy, P., & Fearon, R. M. P. (2015). Reward-related neural activity and adolescent antisocial behavior in a community sample. Developmental Neuropsychology, 40 (6), 363-378. doi:10.1080/87565641.2015.1101466

Pincham, H. L., Wu, C., Killikelly, C., & Fearon, R. M. P. (2015). Social provocation modulates decision making and feedback processing: Examining the trajectory of development in adolescent participants. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. doi:10.1016/j.dcn.2015.10.003

Fearon, R. M. P., Campbell, C. D. M., & Murray, L. (2015). Social science, parenting and child development. In J. Michie, C. L. Cooper (Eds.), Why the social sciences matter (pp. 8-29). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Butler, S. M., Parry, R., & Fearon, R. M. P. (2015). Antisocial thinking in adolescents: Further psychometric development of the Antisocial Beliefs and Attitudes Scale (ABAS). Psychological Assessment, 27 (1), 291-301. doi:10.1037/a0038143

Fearon, P., Campbell, C., & Murray, L. (2015). Social science, parenting and child development. Why the Social Sciences Matter (pp. 8-29). doi:10.1057/9781137269928.0005

Taylor-Colls, S., & Fearon, R. M. P. (2015). The Effects of Parental Behavior on Infants' Neural Processing of Emotion Expressions. Child Development. doi:10.1111/cdev.12348

Pincham, H. L., Bryce, D., & Pasco Fearon, R. M. (2015). The neural correlates of emotion processing in juvenile offenders. Developmental Science, 18 (6), 994-1005. doi:10.1111/desc.12262

Hernik, M., Fearon, P., & Csibra, G. (2014). Action anticipation in human infants reveals assumptions about anteroposterior body-structure and action. Proc Biol Sci, 281 (1781), 20133205-?. doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.3205

Moutoussis, M., Fearon, P., El-Deredy, W., Dolan, R. J., & Friston, K. J. (2014). Bayesian inferences about the self (and others): a review. Conscious Cogn, 25, 67-76. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2014.01.009

Drake, K., Belsky, J., & Fearon, R. M. P. (2014.). From early attachment to engagement with learning in school: The role of self-regulation and persistence. Developmental Psychology, 50 (5), 1350-1361. doi:10.1037/a0032779

Fearon, P., Shmueli-Goetz, Y., Viding, E., Fonagy, P., & Plomin, R. (2014). Commentary: Genetic influences on adolescent attachment security: an empirical reminder of biology and the complexities of development--a reply to Rutter (2014). J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 55 (9), 1043-1046. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12302

Fearon, P., Shmueli-Goetz, Y., Viding, E., Fonagy, P., & Plomin, R. (2014). Genetic and environmental influences on adolescent attachment. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 55 (9), 1033-1041. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12171

Moutsiana, C., Fearon, P., Murray, L., Cooper, P., Goodyer, I., Johnstone, T., & Halligan, S. (2014). Making an effort to feel positive: insecure attachment in infancy predicts the neural underpinnings of emotion regulation in adulthood. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 55 (9), 999-1008. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12198

Murray, L., Cooper, P., & Fearon, P. (2014). Parenting difficulties and postnatal depression: implications for primary healthcare assessment and intervention. Community Practitioner, 87 (11), 34-38.

Crowley, M. J., van Noordt, S. J. R., Wu, J., Hommer, R. E., South, M., Fearon, R. M. P., & Mayes, L. C. (2014). Reward feedback processing in children and adolescents: Medial frontal theta oscillations. Brain and Cognition, 89, 79-89. doi:10.1016/j.bandc.2013.11.011

Cadman, T., Belsky, J., & Pasco Fearon, R. M. (2014). The Brief Attachment Scale (BAS-16): A short measure of infant attachment. Child: care, health and development. doi:10.1111/cch.12097

Groh, A. M., Fearon, R. P., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., van Ijzendoorn, M. H., Steele, R. D., & Roisman, G. I. (2014). The significance of attachment security for children's social competence with peers: a meta-analytic study. Attach Hum Dev, 16 (2), 103-136. doi:10.1080/14616734.2014.883636

Crowley, M. J., Wu, J., Hommer, R. E., South, M., Molfese, P. J., Fearon, R. M. P., & Mayes, L. C. (2013). A Developmental Study of the Feedback-Related Negativity From 10-17 Years: Age and Sex Effects for Reward Versus Non-Reward. Developmental Neuropsychology, 38 (8), 595-612. doi:10.1080/87565641.2012.694512

Ryan, T. A., Bailey, A., Fearon, P., & King, J. (2013). Factorial invariance of the Patient Health Questionnaire and Generalized Anxiety Disorder Questionnaire. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 52 (4), 438-449. doi:10.1111/bjc.12028

Fearon, R. M. P., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., & van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2013). Jealousy and attachment: the case of twins. In S. L. Hart, M. Legerstee (Eds.), Handbook of Jealousy (pp. 362-386). John Wiley & Sons.

Keaveny, E., Midgley, N., Asen, E., Bevington, D., Fearon, P., Fonagy, P., . . . Wood, S. (2013). Minding the family mind: The development and initial evaluation of mentalization-based treatment for families. In N. Midgley, I. Vrouva (Eds.), Minding the child: Mentalization-based interventions with children, young people and their families (pp. 98-112). Hove, UK: Routledge.

Hill, C., Wu, J., Crowley, M. J., & Fearon, P. (2013). Restrictive feeding practices and adiposity are differentially related to P3b cortical responses to food stimuli in children. Appetite, 63, 7-17. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2012.11.025

Halligan, S. L., Cooper, P. J., Fearon, P., Wheeler, S. L., Crosby, M., & Murray, L. (2013). The longitudinal development of emotion regulation capacities in children at risk for externalizing disorders. Dev Psychopathol, 25 (2), 391-406. doi:10.1017/S0954579412001137

Groh, A. M., Roisman, G. I., van Ijzendoorn, M. H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., & Fearon, R. P. (2012). The significance of insecure and disorganized attachment for children's internalizing symptoms: a meta-analytic study. Child Dev, 83 (2), 591-610. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8624.2011.01711.x

Fearon, R. M. P. (2011). Attachment Theory: Research and Clinical Implications. In D. Skuse, H. Bruce, L. Dowdney, D. Mrazek (Eds.), Child Psychology and Psychiatry: Frameworks for Practice. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Johnson, M. H., & Fearon, R. M. P. (2011). Commentary: Disengaging the infant mind: Genetic dissociation of attention and cognitive skills in infants - reflections on Leppanen et al. (2011). Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52 (11), 1153-1154. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.2011.02433.x

Holmboe, K., Nemoda, Z., Fearon, R. M. P., Sasvari-Szekely, M., & Johnson, M. H. (2011). Dopamine D4 receptor and serotonin transporter gene effects on the longitudinal development of infant temperament. Genes Brain And Behavior, 10 (5), 513-522. doi:10.1111/j.1601-183X.2010.00669.x

Fearon, R. M. P., & Belsky, J. (2011). Infant-mother attachment and the growth of externalizing problems across the primary-school years. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52 (7), 782-791. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.2010.02350.x

Murray, L., Arteche, A., Fearon, P., Halligan, S., Goodyer, I., & Cooper, P. (2011). Maternal postnatal depression and the development of depression in offspring up to 16 years of age. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 50 (5), 460-470. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2011.02.001

Bruce, M., Gumley, D., Isham, L., Fearon, P., & Phipps, K. (2011). Post-traumatic stress symptoms in childhood brain tumour survivors and their parents. Child Care Health And Development, 37 (2), 244-251. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2214.2010.01164.x

Belsky, J., Houts, R. M., & Fearon, R. M. P. (2010). Infant Attachment Security and the Timing of Puberty: Testing an Evolutionary Hypothesis. Psychological Science, 21 (9), 1195-1201. doi:10.1177/0956797610379867

Platten, L., Hernik, M., Fonagy, P., & Fearon, R. P. (2010). Knowing who likes who: The early developmental basis of coalition understanding. European Journal Of Social Psychology, 40 (4), 569-580. doi:10.1002/ejsp.752

Holmboe, K., Nemoda, Z., Fearon, R. M. P., Csibra, G., Sasvari-Szekely, M., & Johnson, M. H. (2010). Polymorphisms in Dopamine System Genes Are Associated With Individual Differences in Attention in Infancy. Developmental Psychology, 46 (2), 404-416. doi:10.1037/a0018180

Murray, L., Arteche, A., Fearon, P., Halligan, S., Croudace, T., & Cooper, P. (2010). The effects of maternal postnatal depression and child sex on academic performance at age 16 years: a developmental approach. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.2010.02259.x

Vrouva, I., Fonagy, P., Fearon, P. R. M., & Roussow, T. (2010). The risk-taking and self-harm inventory for adolescents: development and psychometric evaluation. Psychol Assess, 22 (4), 852-865. doi:10.1037/a0020583

Fearon, R. P., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., van Ijzendoorn, M. H., Lapsley, A. -. M., & Roisman, G. I. (2010). The significance of insecure attachment and disorganization in the development of children's externalizing behavior: a meta-analytic study. Child Dev, 81 (2), 435-456. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8624.2009.01405.x

Ribeiro, L. A., & Fearon, P. (2010). Theory of mind and attentional bias to facial emotional expressions: a preliminary study. Scand J Psychol, 51 (4), 285-289. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9450.2009.00797.x

Baruch, G., Vrouva, I., & Fearon, P. (2009). A Follow-up Study of Characteristics of Young People that Dropout and Continue Psychotherapy: Service Implications for a Clinic in the Community. Child And Adolescent Mental Health, 14 (2), 69-75. doi:10.1111/j.1475-3588.2008.00492.x

Steel, C., Marzillier, S., Fearon, P., & Ruddle, A. (2009). Childhood abuse and schizotypal personality. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol, 44 (11), 917-923. doi:10.1007/s00127-009-0038-0

Brewin, C. R., Wheatley, J., Patel, T., Fearon, R. M. P., Hackmann, A., Wells, A., . . . Myers, S. (2009). Imagery rescripting as a brief stand-alone treatment for depressed patients with intrusive memories. Behavior Research and Therapy, 47, 569-576.

Frigerio, A., Ceppi, E., Rusconi, M., Giorda, R., Raggi, M. E., & Fearon, P. (2009). The role played by the interaction between genetic factors and attachment in the stress response in infancy. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 50 (12), 1513-1522. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.2009.02126.x

Serpell, L., Waller, G., Fearon, P., & Meyer, C. (2009). The roles of persistence and perseveration in psychopathology. Behavior therapy, 40 (3), 260-271. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2008.07.001

Hernik, M., Fearon, P., & Fonagy, P. (2009). There must be more to development of mindreading and metacognition than passing false belief tasks. Behav Brain Sci, 32 (2), 147-148. doi:10.1017/S0140525X0900065X

Holmboe, K., Fearon, R. M. P., Csibra, G., Tucker, L. A., & Johnson, M. H. (2008). Freeze-Frame: A new infant inhibition task and its relation to frontal cortex tasks during infancy and early childhood. Journal Of Experimental Child Psychology, 100 (2), 89-114. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2007.09.004

Belsky, J., & Fearon, R. M. P. (2008). Precursors of attachment security. In J. Cassidy, P. R. Shaver (Eds.), Handbook of attachment: Theory, research, and clinical applications (pp. 295-316). New York: Guilford Press.

Butler, S. M., Leschied, A. W., & Fearon, P. (2007). Antisocial beliefs and attidudes in pre-adolescent and adolescent youth: the development of the Antisocial Beliefs and Attitudes Scales (ABAS). Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 36 (8), 1058-1071. doi:10.1007/s10964-007-9178-2

Belsky, J., Fearon, R. M. P., & Bell, B. (2007). Parenting, attention and externalizing problems: testing mediation longitudinally, repeatedly and reciprocally. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 48 (12), 1233-1242. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.2007.01807.x

Butler, S. M., Fearon, P., Atkinson, L., & Parker, K. (2007). Testing an interactive model of symptom severity in conduct disordered youth: family relationships, antisocial cognitions, and social-contextual risk. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 34 (6), 721-738. doi:10.1177/0093854807299770

Fearon, R. M. P., Van IJzendoorn, M. H., Fonagy, P., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., Schuengel, C., & Bokhorst, C. L. (2006). In search of shared and non-shared environmental factors in security of attachment: A behavior-genetic study of the association between sensitivity and attachment security. Developmental Psychology, 42 (6), 1026-1040.

Fearon, R. M. P., Target, M., Fonagy, P., Sargent, J., Williams, L., & Bleiberg, E. (2006). Short-term mentalizing and relational therapy: an integrative family therapy for children and adolescents. In E. Bleiberg, P. Fonagy (Eds.), Handbook of Mentalization-Based Treatment (pp. 201-222). Chichester, UK: Wiley.

Williams, L., Fonagy, P., Target, M., Fearon, P., Sargent, J., Bleiberg, E., & McGregor, J. (2006). Training psychiatry residents in mentalization-based therapy. In E. Bleiberg, P. Fonagy (Eds.), Handbook of Mentalization-Based Treatment (pp. 223-231). Chichester, UK: Wiley.

Holmes, E. A., Mansell, W., Brown, R. J., Fearon, R. M. P., Hunter, E. C. M., Frasquilho, F., & Oakley, D. A. (2005). Are there two qualitatively distinct forms of dissociation? A review and some clinical implications. Clinical Psychology Review, 25, 1-23.

Fearon, R. M. P., & Belsky, J. (2004). Attachment and attentional performance: protection in relation to gender and cumulative social-contextual adversity. Child Development, 75 (6), 1677-1693.

Fearon, P. (2004). Comments on Turton et al: On the complexities of trauma, loss and the intergenerational transmission of disorganized relationships. Attachment & Human Development, 6 (3), 255-261. doi:10.1080/14616730412331281502

Belsky, J., & Fearon, R. M. P. (2004). Exploring marriage-parenting typologies, their contexual antecedents and development sequalae. Development and Psychopathology, 16 (3), 501-523. doi:10.1017/S095457940400464X

Fearon, R., & M, P. (2004). On the complexities of trauma, loss and the intergenerational transmission of disorganised relationships: Comments on Turton et al. Attachment and Human Development.

Kennedy, F., Clarke, S., Stopa, L., Bell, L., Rouse, H., Ainsworth, C., . . . Waller, G. (2004). Towards a cognitive model and measure of dissociation. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 35, 25-48.

Fearon, R. M. P. (2003). Big problems with small samples. The Psychologist, 16 (11), 12-19.

McNamara, P., Belsky, J., & Fearon, R. M. P. (2003). Infant Sleep Disorders and Attachment: Sleep Problems in Infants with Insecure-Resistant Versus Insecure-Avoidant Attachments to Mother. Sleep and Hypnosis, 5 (1), 7-16.

Moens, V., Baruch, G., & Fearon, R. M. P. (2003). Opportunistic screening for Chlamydia at a community based contraceptive service for young people. BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.), 326, 1252-1255.

Bokhorst, C. L., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., Fearon, R. M. P., Van Ijzendoorn, M. H., Fonagy, P., & Schuengel, C. (2003). The Importance of Shared Environment in Mother-Infant Attachment: A Behavioral Genetic Study. Child Development, 74, 1769-1782.

Baruch, G., & Fearon, P. (2003). The routine evaluation of mental health outcome at a community-based psychotherapy centre for young people. Community-Based Psychotherapy with Young People: Evidence and Innovation in Practice (pp. 141-156). doi:10.4324/9780203361030-24

Belsky, J., & Fearon, R. M. P. (2002). Early attachment security, subsequent maternal sensitivity, and later child development: Does continuity in development depend upon continuity in caregiving?. Attachment and Human Development, 4 (3), 361-387.

Belsky, J., & Fearon, R. M. P. (2002). Infant-mother attachment security, contextual risk, and early development: A moderational analysis. Development and Psychopathology, 14 (2), 293-310. doi:10.1017/S0954579402002067

Baruch, G., & Fearon, P. (2002). The evaluation of mental health outcome at a community-based psychodynamic psychotherapy service for young people:A 12-month follow-up based on self-report data. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 75 (3), 261-278.

Fearon, R. M. P., & Mansell, W. (2001). Cognitive perspectives on unresolved loss: Insights from the study of PTSD. Bulletin of The Menninger Clinic, 65 (3), 380-396. doi:10.1521/bumc.65.3.380.19845

Rubino, G., Barker, C., Roth, A. D., & Fearon, P. (2000). Therapist empathy and depth of interpretation in response to potential alliance ruptures: The role of therapist and patient attachment styles. Psychotherapy Research, 10, 408-420.

Baruch, G., Fearon, P., & Gerber, A. (1999). Emotional and behavioural problems in adolescents young adults receiving treatment at a community-based psychotherapy centre for young people: A preliminary study of the correspondence among adolescent young adult and significant other reports. British Journal Of Medical Psychology, 72, 251-265. doi:10.1348/000711299159880

Baruch, G., Gerber, A. G., & Fearon, R. M. P. (1998). Adolescents who drop out of psychotherapy at a community-based psychotherapy centre: A preliminary investigation of the characteristics of early dropouts, late dropouts and those who continue treatment. British Journal of Medical Psychology (71), 233-245.

Baruch, G., Fearon, R. M. P., & Gerber, A. G. (1998). Evaluating the outcome of a community-based psychotherapy service for young people: One year repeated follow-up. In M. Patrick, R. Davenhill (Eds.), Rethinking Clinical Audit. London: Routledge.

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

Pasco is currently able to take on new PhD students.

Other Professional Activities

Pasco Fearon is currently President of the Society for Emotion and Attachment Studies and Deputy Editor in Chief of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. He is a member of staff at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families where he co-directs the Chaptre research unit. Pasco also holds a position at UCL in the Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology. He is a Trustee of the charity Foundation Years Information Research and faculty member of the Child Study Center at Yale University. He is an expert advisor for the Better Start Programme in Blackpool.

Contact Details

(+44) 01223 334511
Takes PhD students
Not available for consultancy

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