Jennifer Lau, Ph.D.

University of Oxford University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom 
risk mechanisms, emotional problems, genetic risk factors, brain function, social stress, development
"Jennifer Lau"

Dr Lau is currently University Lecturer in Experimental Psychology. She read Psychology as an undergraduate at University College London, University of London. After a year as a research assistant at the Behavioural and Brain Sciences Unit, Institute of Child Health, she moved to the Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry, where she completed a Ph.D. in the area of Genetic Risk Mechanisms and Child and Adolescent Anxiety and Depression. During this time, she was awarded the Thompson Award for best student paper at the annual Behavioural Genetics Association meeting. Following a brief visiting fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, USA, she became a lecturer at the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. She has been in Oxford since October 2007.

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Bennett EM, Gray P, Lau JYF. (2022) Early Life Maltreatment and Adolescent Interpretations of Ambiguous Social Situations: Investigating Interpersonal Cognitions and Emotional Symptoms. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma. 16: 1-8
Sharma NP, Dhakal S, Oliver A, et al. (2022) Threat biases associate with anxiety and depression in physically-abused young people with a history of child labour. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 77: 101765
Konac D, Young KS, Lau J, et al. (2021) Comorbidity Between Depression and Anxiety in Adolescents: Bridge Symptoms and Relevance of Risk and Protective Factors. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. 43: 583-596
Pile V, Lau JYF. (2019) Intrusive images of a distressing future: Links between prospective mental imagery, generalized anxiety and a tendency to suppress emotional experience in youth. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 124: 103508
Murphy J, Cheesman R, Gregory AM, et al. (2019) Estimating the stability of heartbeat counting in middle childhood: a twin study. Biological Psychology. 107764
Pile V, Lau JYF. (2018) Looking forward to the future: Impoverished vividness for positive prospective events characterises low mood in adolescence. Journal of Affective Disorders. 238: 269-276
Lau JY, Waters AM. (2016) Annual Research Review: An expanded account of information-processing mechanisms in risk for child and adolescent anxiety and depression. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
Haller SP, Raeder SM, Scerif G, et al. (2015) Measuring online interpretations and attributions of social situations: Links with adolescent social anxiety. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 50: 250-256
Lau JY, Belli SR, Gregory AM, et al. (2014) Interpersonal cognitive biases as genetic markers for pediatric depressive symptoms: twin data from the emotions, cognitions, heredity and outcome (ECHO) study. Development and Psychopathology. 26: 1267-76
Platt B, Cohen Kadosh K, Lau JY. (2013) The role of peer rejection in adolescent depression. Depression and Anxiety. 30: 809-21
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