Jennifer Lau

Jennifer Lau
Jennifer is University Lecturer at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, where she directs the Researching Emotional Disorders and Development (REDD) lab. Her research group focuses on understanding the mechanisms by which anxiety and depression develop in children and adolescents. She completed her PhD in 2005 at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, before taking up a brief postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland. She will be moving back to the Institute of Psychiatry as a Reader in September 2013.

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Barriers to parenting programmes for children with behavioural problems: recommendations from parents and professionals

A child not listening

Disruptive behaviour problems (DPB) such as conduct problems or being oppositional and defiant affect a large proportion of young children. Many of these early behavioural problems predict negative outcomes such as underachieving at schools, future unemployment and criminal behaviour. Treatment of DPBs often begins during the school years once the condition is well-established, and when [read the full story…]

Can psychosocial treatments be used effectively to treat disruptive behaviour problems in young children?

Child having a tantrum

Disruptive behaviour problems (DPB) such as conduct problems or being oppositional and defiant affect a large proportion of young children. For example, one in eleven pre-schoolers may show these behaviours to a degree that would warrant a formal diagnosis of disruptive behaviour disorder. Because these early ‘externalising’ behavioural problems are stable across time, and eventually [read the full story…]