Helen Fisher

Dr Helen L. Fisher is a Reader in Developmental Psychopathology based at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, UK. She has a strong interdisciplinary background in psychology, social psychiatry, epidemiology, genetics, and epigenetics. Dr Fisher spent the first part of her career evaluating Early Intervention Services for young people with psychosis and then focused on the role of childhood maltreatment in the development and course of psychotic disorders. Her current multidisciplinary programme of research focuses on the role of social, psychological, biological, and wider environmental factors in the development, course, and prevention of psychosis and depression in children and adolescents. She jointly leads projects exploring epigenetic signatures of exposure to psychosocial stressors in adolescence; biopsychosocial markers of resilience following exposure to childhood maltreatment; the role of air pollution in the development of adolescent mental health problems; and improving detection of adolescents at high risk for depression across 4 continents. Twitter: @HelenLFisher  Webpage: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/helen-fisher