Jasmin Wertz


  • Psychology
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room G9, Psychology Building

7 George Square, Edinburgh
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I'm a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. My research focuses on child behavioural and emotional problems, specifically (1) the biosocial aetiology of these problems, and (2) their implications for life-course outcomes, including attainment and health. My work integrates theory and methods from developmental science, psychopathology, behaviour genetics and family studies to generate new insights into the origins and outcomes of child behavioural and emotional problems. Before joining the University of Edinburgh, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Duke University, NC, USA.


Vordiplom Psychology - Humboldt Universität zu Berlin 

MSc Neuroscience - King's College London 

Diplom Psychology - Universität Bielefeld 

PhD Developmental Psychopathology - King's College London 

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Areas of interest for supervision

I currently accept applications/inquiries for two funded PhD opportunities due to start in the Fall semester of 2022/2023- one through the UoE Precision Medicine program, which will look at associations between mental health and physical health/aging; more info here: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/precision-medicine-dtp-studying-biological-aging-to-understand-and-prevent-premature-mortality-in-mental-illness/?p149908 (note applications close on January 11, 2023) and the other through a new ESRC/ADR UK/SGSSS initiative focused on quantitative research using linked administrative data, which will look at the development of children of parents with a disability; more info here: https://www.adruk.org/news-publications/news-blogs/adr-uk-grants-20-phd-studentship-opportunities-focused-on-quantitative-research-using-linked-administrative-data/ (note applications open in early 2023). Both opportunities are open to applications from international students (see eligibility criteria in the links above for details). For more information that is not provided on the links above, please do get in touch!

Research summary

Developmental Psychopathology, Child externalising problems, Life-course development, Parenting, Genetics