Dr De Brito conducts functional and structural MRI research to 1: examine the neural substrates associated with the development and the persistence of severe antisocial behaviour in children and adults; 2. shed light on the relationship between childhood maltreatment and brain structure and functioning; and 3. Identify structural and functional neural markers of resilience.

BSc. (Hons) Psychology, University of Geneva (1999-2003)
M.Phil. Criminology, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge (2003-2004)
Ph.D. Forensic Mental Health Science, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London (2005-2009)

Dr De Brito completed undergraduate studies in Psychology in Switzerland (University of Geneva), followed by a move to the United Kingdom to read for a MPhil in Criminology (University of Cambridge) and a PhD in Forensic Mental Health Science (King's College London). Before moving to the University of Birmingham as an Independent Research Fellow in March 2012, Dr De Brito was a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Psychology at University College London.

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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.