Jasmin Wertz

Jasmin Wertz

Assistant Professor, University of Edinburgh


Jasmin grew up in Germany and completed a Diplom in Psychology at Humboldt University in Berlin and Bielefeld University. She then moved to the UK, where she earned an MSc in Neuroscience followed by her PhD in Developmental Psychopathology from the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre at King’s College London, in 2016. Jasmin is now a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Moffitt-Caspi Team at Duke University.

Jasmin is interested in child development, particularly in how children who struggle with behavioural problems or are exposed to early adversity navigate through life. The aim of her research is to better understand how genetic and environmental influences shape these children’s experiences as they grow up. She uses longitudinal, genetically informative data from population-based cohort studies in her research.

When not working, Jasmin can be found reading, sewing or exploring the food and outdoors of North Carolina with her husband.