Read an interview of Dr. Raine.
|Adrian Raine, D.Phil., is
University Professor and the Richard Perry Professor of Criminology,
Psychiatry, and Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.|
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 emigrated 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, to full Professor of
Psychology, and in 1999 he was the recipient of an endowed chair, the
Robert G. Wright Professorship of Psychology at USC.
Other awards include the Young Scientist of the
Year Award from the British Psychological Society (1980), a Research
Scientist Development Award from NIMH (1993), an Independent Scientist
Award from NIMH (1999), the Joseph Zubin Memorial Award (1999), and the
Associate's Award for Creativity in Research, the highest research
award given by USC (2003).
He has published five books and over 200 journal
articles and book chapters, been the principal investigator on 17
extramural research grants and main mentor on 9 NIH pre- and
post-doctoral awards, and given over 200 invited presentations in 25
countries. With other colleagues he was instrumental in establishing a
brain imaging research center at USC. For the past 30 years, Dr.
Raine's research has focused on the neurobiological and biosocial bases
of antisocial and violent behavior in both children and adults. His
research interests include the neurobiology of violence, psychopathic,
and antisocial behavior; schizotypal personality; alcoholism; brain
imaging; psychophysiology; neurochemistry; neuropsychology; nutrition,
environmental toxins, and behavioral and molecular genetics.