Chief Executive Officer of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
Peter Fonagy is Chief Executive of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. He is also the Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis and Head of the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at UCL.
In the US he holds professorships at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and at Yale and Harvard Medical Schools.
Peter Fonagy’s research on early development and developmental psychopathology has demonstrated that secure parent-infant attachment facilitates children’s development of the ability to understand their own and others’ thoughts, feelings and wishes (mentalization), which in turn influences personality development and mental health.
To find out more about Peter’s work, please visit the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families' website.