Name: Alan Stein
Institution: University of Oxford
Alan Stein is a Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Oxford and Honorary Professor, School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand. His main area of research concerns the development of young children in the face of adversity. The ultimate aim of this work is to develop interventions to enhance children's early development and support their families. Our group is interested in a range of adversities which might potentially affect children's development including parental physical illness (cancer and HIV), psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders, as well as poverty and malnutrition. A key aspect of this work is to elucidate the mechanisms by which early child development is affected. Ultimately the development of interventions together with our partners is our priority. We are strongly committed to the training of medical students, young doctors and other healthcare professionals and social scientists in these areas of work.