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Dr Jana Kreppner MSc, PhD

Associate Professor in Developmental Psychopathology, Joint honours programmes Coordinator

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Dr Jana Kreppner is an Associate Professor in Developmental Psychopathology within Psychology at the University of Southampton.

I joined the University of Southampton in October 2007. Before my move to Southampton, I completed my PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, and began my academic career as a postdoctoral research fellow studying the effects of early institutional deprivation on child development as a member of the English and Romanian Adoption (ERA) Study team.

My research has focussed on the effects of early institutional deprivation on social disinhibition and attachment, behavioural and emotional disturbances, and peer and friend relationships during childhood and adolescence. I am continuing this work together with Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke and colleagues in a current follow-up study of the ERA sample, funded by the ESRC, in which we assess the social, emotional and psychological well-being of the English and Romanian adoptees during their transition into young adulthood.

In a different study funded by the Welcome Trust and led by Professor Colin Kennedy (Medicine), we have been following a cohort of children who were exposed to universal newborn screening (UNS) for bilateral permanent childhood hearing impairment (PCHI). This longitudinal follow-up study assesses the benefits of early diagnosis of PCHI to adolescents’ language and reading ability.

I supervise a range of postgraduate research students (PhD, DEdPsyc, DClin and MSc) and am happy to hear from students interested in postdoctoral research within my areas of interest.

Research interests

The interplay between early and later life experiences on development and psychopathology including analyses of risk and resilience and exploring relationships as contexts for development. My research track record reflects the specific interest in the effects of early deprivation on later psychological and social functioning.

Research projects

The impact of global early institutional deprivation during emerging adulthood: pathways to successful transition in the ERA Study

The long term benefits of universal newborn hearing screening and of early confirmation of hearing impairment to adolescents’ language and reading skills.

Parenting in asylum seeking families - Ellen Hedstrom (ESRC PhD studentship) supervised by Dr Jana Kreppner, Dr Hanna Kovshoff

Teacher training to support children with ADHD - Becky Ward (PhD studentship) supervised by Dr Jana Kreppner, Dr Hanna Kovshoff, Professor Samuele Cortese

Research group

Developmental Brain-Behaviour Laboratory (DBBL)

Affiliate research group

Centre for Innovation in Mental Health (CiMH)

Research project(s)

On-Line Parent Training for the Initial Management of ADHD referral (OPTIMA)

Neuropsychology of neurofibromatosis - Dormant

The impact of global early institutional deprivation during emerging adulthood: pathways to successful transition in the ERA s

Infant learning from parents in social situations

'Lives on Hold: Our Stories Told' (LOHST) - The Legal and Social Impacts of Covid-19 on Young Unaccompanied Asylum-Seekers in England

Importantly, it will give voice to young unaccompanied asylum seekers, with a focus on Albanian young people as a prominently marginalised group.

The English and Romanian Adoption Study (ERA)

It has received funding from the Department of Health, ESRC, MRC, Jacobs Foundation, Nuffield Foundation, and the Waterloo Foundation. It was set up and led by Professor Sir Michael Rutter. The recent phases are led by Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke.

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I am module lead for Developmental Psychology (PSYC2007) and joint module lead (with Graeme Fairchild) for Developmental Psychopathology. I teach on Thinking Psychologically (PSYC1005) and supervise third year project students (PSYC3003 and PSYC3005).

Dr Jana Kreppner
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