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Rosalind Franklin Lecture

The Royal Society

Key facts

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Rosalind Franklin Lecture 2017 by Professor Essi Viding.

Essi Viding is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at University College London. Her main aim is to understand how antisocial behaviour arises and persists. She does this by charting different developmental pathways using a variety of methods, including molecular genetic analyses, twin model-fitting and neuroimaging. In this way she has begun to characterise biological and psychological risk factors for callous-unemotional traits, such as lack of empathy, in children. 

These traits are thought to place children at risk of developing psychopathy. Professor Viding has shown that children with such traits are distinct from other children showing antisocial behaviour. Professor Viding’s research has been instrumental in getting these children recognised and has clear implications for treatment approaches. 

She has received several prizes for her work, including the British Academy Wiley Prize in Psychology, The British Psychological Society Spearman Medal, The Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, The British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship and the Turin Young Mind & Brain Prize.

The prize lecture will be webcast live and the video recording of the event will be available shortly after the event.

Attending this event

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The award

The Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture is awarded annually and is made to support the promotion of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Professor Essi Viding was awarded the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture 2017 for her achievements in the field of experimental psychology, her ability to communicate with the public and her imaginative project proposal.

Rosalind Franklin Lecture 2017


Event details

Thu 19 Oct 2017, 6:30pm

Live subtitling

Venue details

The Royal Society (Franklin)
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
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