Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke

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Edmund Sonuga-Barke is currently Professor of Developmental Psychology and Neuroscience working in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Kings College London. He also has Visiting Chairs at Ghent University, Aarhus University and the University of Sussex. He is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Motivated by his own experience of growing up as young person with dyslexia, his research focuses on improving the lives of children and adolescents with neuro-developmental disorders. To this end, he employs basic developmental science approaches to study the pathogenesis of neuro-developmental conditions; their underlying genetic and environmental risks, mediating brain mechanisms and developmental outcomes.

In 2016, Prof Sonuga-Barke was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

He is a husband (Funke), father (Pascale and Julien), a life-long Derby County supporter, a soul music aficionado and a Roman Catholic.

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