Adrian Raine 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 bachelors 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. Dr. Raine's 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).
Dr. Raine has published five books and 252 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 228 invited presentations in 25 countries. With other colleagues he was instrumental in establishing a brain imaging research center at USC. For the past 33 years, Dr. Raine's research has focused on the biosocial bases of antisocial and violent behavior in both children and adults. His research interests include: the neurobiology of violence, psychopathic, and antisocial behavior; nutritional interventions to prevent child behavior problems; positive psychology; schizotypal personality; alcoholism; brain imaging; psychophysiology; neurochemistry; neuropsychology; environmental toxins, and behavioral and molecular genetics.