Professor Hill will question the prevailing view that boys suffer more from early onset neurodevelopmental and behavioural problems, and girls from adolescent onset emotional disorders, because boys are exposed to more early risks and girls to later ones. He will discuss how the ‘Sex Biased Parental Investment’ and the ‘Predictive Adaptive Response’ hypotheses jointly imply very different mechanisms in males and females, and illustrate with recent findings from the longitudinal Wirral Child Health and Development Study. He will also highlight the clinical and NHS planning implications of these results.
This event will be of particular interest to researchers and clinicians interested in human health and development, gender and mental illness, and the application of psychology and sociology to public health and clinical medicine as well as those interested in evolution, biology and behaviour.
The event will be chaired by Ann Louise Kinmonth, Emeritus Professor of General Practice, University of Cambridge and Fellow of St John’s College where she chairs the Inequalities in Health Reading Group. The discussant is Michael Lamb, Professor of Psychology, Cambridge University; Fellow of Sidney Sussex College
Monday, 10th Oct 2016, 14:00-16:00 at Cambridge Institute of Public Health, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0SR