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Dr. Adrian Raine, D. Phil.

Director, Science Advisory Board

Adrian Raine, D.Phil., is University Professor and the Richard Perry Professor of Criminology, Psychiatry, and Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Following two years as an airline accountant with British Airways he received his bachelor’s degree in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University in 1977, and his D.Phil. in Psychology from York University, England, in 1982. After spending four years in two top-security prisons in England where he worked as a prison psychologist, he was appointed as Lecturer in Behavioral Sciences in the Department of Psychiatry, Nottingham University in 1984. In 1986 he became Director of the Mauritius Child Health project, a longitudinal study of child mental health that today constitutes one of his key research projects. He immigrated to the United States in 1987 to take up a position as Assistant Professor in Psychology at the University of Southern California. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1990 and to full Professor of Psychology in 1994. In 1999 he was the recipient of an endowed chair, the Robert G. Wright Professorship of Psychology, at USC.

Dr. Raine has published seven books and over 300 journal articles and book chapters, and has been the principal investigator on 17 extramural research grants and main mentor on 11 NIH pre- and post-doctoral awards. He has given 278 invited presentations in 25 countries. For the past 36 years, Dr. Raine’s interdisciplinary research has focused on the biosocial bases of antisocial and violent behavior in both children and adults and prevention implications. His other research interests include: nutrition; white-collar crime; neuroethics; neurolaw; schizotypal personality; brain imaging; psychophysiology; neurochemistry; neuropsychology; environmental toxins; behavioral and molecular genetics. His latest book The Anatomy of Violence with Pantheon / Random House (U.S.) and Penguin (UK) provides an overview of biological research on violence for the general reader.

University Professor and the Richard Perry Professor of Criminology, Psychiatry, and Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania