Professor Terrie Moffitt

Associate Director, Dunedin Study



Terrie Moffitt first joined the Dunedin Study at the age 13 assessment phase to study delinquency and neuropsychological development. She has been involved with the Dunedin Study since then. She studies how genetic and environmental risks work together to shape the course of abnormal human behaviors and psychiatric disorders. Her particular interest is in antisocial and criminal behavior, but she also studies depression, psychosis, and addiction. In recognition of her long tern and significant contribution, she serves as Associate Director to the Dunedin Study. Terrie also co-directs the Environmental-Risk Longitudinal Twin Study, which is following 1100 British families with twins born in 1994-1995. In recognition of her research, Terrie has received the American Psychological Association's Early Career Contribution Award (1993) and Distinguished Career Award in Clinical Child Psychology (2006), a Royal Society-Wolfson Merit Award (2002-2007), the Klaus-Grawe Prize (2009), the Stockholm Prize in Criminology (2007), NARSAD Ruane Prize (2010), and Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize (2010). She is a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (1999), the American Society of Criminology (2003), the British Academy (2004), Academia Europaea (2005), and the American Academy of Political and Social Science (2008). Terrie is based at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.