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Prof. Thalia Eley

Thalia Eley psychiatrist Controversies Psiquiatry Barcelona
King’s College London, United Kingdom
Talk Precision in psychotherapy; is therapygenetics coming soon?
Date Friday, April 21st, 2023
Time 15:20 - 16:05
Round Table 3 Precision in clinical psychology


Thalia Eley is Professor of Developmental Behavioural Genetics at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London. She directs the Emotional Development, Intervention and Treatment (EDIT) lab, and her work focuses on the interplay between genetic and environmental factors in the development and treatment of anxiety and depression.

Her work is highly interdisciplinary using both the twin design and molecular genetic approaches, and drawing on cognitive, clinical and developmental psychology. She has written over 240 empirical papers and received numerous awards including the Spearman Medal from the British Psychological Society, the Lilly-Molecular Psychiatry Award, and most recently the James Shields Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Twin Studies. She is one of the leads of the Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) Study, is Director of the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) and is one of the Chairs of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium Anxiety Group. She is particularly interested in finding ways in which genetic approaches can inform psychological practise as well as theory.