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Dr De Brito’s research uses behavioural, neurocognitive and structural/functional magnetic resonance brain imaging techniques to better understand the characteristics of different subgroups of children and adults displaying severe antisocial behaviour and psychopathic traits. A second strand of his research interests is to better understand patterns of resilience and vulnerability in children and adults who have experienced early adversity. The goals are to clarify why some individuals who have experienced early adversity show resilience while others do not, whether individuals who have experienced early adversity process emotions differently, and whether structural and functional neural markers of resilience can be identified.

Dr De Brito considers PhD applications on a rolling basis. Students interested in working on topics related to his research and with a strong academic track record should email him in the first instance.


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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
  • antisocial behaviour
  • maltreatment
  • resilience
  • neuroimaging


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  • Nice Kids Can Spit!

    Deborah Youdell (Organiser), Andrew Bagshaw (Invited speaker), Stephane De Brito (Invited speaker), Sara Assecondi (Invited speaker), Martin Lindley (Invited speaker), Frances Child (Invited speaker), Jim Reynolds (Invited speaker) & Bennett Matthew (Invited speaker)

    3 Dec 2016

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