Chloe Austerberry (PhD student)


Chloe began her PhD in September 2018 under the supervision of Prof. Pasco Fearon (UCL) and Prof. Angelica Ronald (Birkbeck). Chloe’s bachelor’s was in Philosophy at King’s College London and she recently completed the UCL MRes in Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology. Chloe has a decade of research experience at leading academic institutions and charities, including the Institute of Education, Coram, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, Yale, and UCL. Alongside the PhD, she works as a Research Officer at the Anna Freud/UCL Child Attachment and Psychological Therapies Research Unit on projects focused on early years and parent-child relationships. Chloe’s interests lie in developmental psychopathology and children’s socio-emotional and cognitive development. In particular she is interested in understanding the biological mechanisms that underlie child development and the influence of the early caregiving environment on child outcomes. Her PhD aims to address questions about the role and interplay of genes and the early caregiving environment in children’s cognitive development.


ESRC studentship, UCL Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership


MRes, Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology, UCL/Yale (2015-2017)

PGDip, Psychology, University of West London (2011-2012)

BA, Philosophy, King’s College London (2008-2011)