IMH Lunchtime Seminar - Dr Jack Rogers

Location
University House - Room 106
Category
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
Dates
Monday 11th November 2019 (13:00-14:00)
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Contact

imh@contacts.bham.ac.uk

We are pleased to invite you to the next instalment of our IMH Lunchtime Seminar Series on Monday 11 November led by our IMH colleague Dr Jack Rogers from University of Birmingham.

Dr Jack Rogers is a Lecturer in Psychology and Youth Mental Health in the Institute for Mental Health, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham. Prior to this, Dr Rogers was a Wellcome Trust post-doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford and subsequently worked as a research fellow on the FemNAT-CD project at the University of Birmingham. Dr Rogers conducts research investigating the behavioural and neural substrates associated with the development and prognosis of antisocial, aggressive and impulsive behaviour in children and adolescents. By extension, this work aims to understand how brain maturation promotes normal cognitive development, and what causes this development to be derailed in young people at-risk for psychiatric conditions.

Talk title and abstract:

'The Psychopathy of Youth: Neurobiological and Environmental Risk Factors for Conduct Disorder'

Youths with conduct disorder (CD) are characterised by aggressive, antisocial and defiant behaviours during childhood and adolescence. CD are some of the most prevalent child psychiatric disorders incurring considerable social and economic costs for the individual and society. Youths with CD are increasingly sub-typed using callous-unemotional (CU) traits as a specifier for more/less-severe antisocial and aggressive behaviours (an affective dimension for adult psychopathy). In this talk, I will discuss results from the FemNAT-CD project, a large Europe-wide study investigating CD in males and females, with a focus on neuroimaging findings and associated cognitive (e.g. emotional processing) and environmental (e.g. maltreatment) risk factors for prognosis.

Drinks and refreshments will be provided and all welcome to attend.