My research focuses on examining the link between mental illnesses and criminal behaviours. I am currently working in Professor Seena Fazel's Forensic Psychiatry group. My main work focuses on developing and validating violence and suicide risk assessment tools (https://oxrisk.com/), conducting epidemiological studies examining the link between mental illnesses, crime, and suicide, and exploring effects of imprisonment.
Another focus of my work is on person-environment interactive processes. I investigate links between individual characteristics and different forms of antisocial behaviours and examine whether factors (biological markers and genetic liability) can make people differentially susceptible to adverse environments.
Our recent paper on Depression and Violence in Adolescents and Young Adults can be found at: http://www.jaacap.com/article/S0890-8567(17)30229-0/pdf (open access)
Depression and Violence in Adolescents and Young Adults: Findings from Three Longitudinal Cohorts
yu R. et al, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Victimization Mediates the Longitudinal Association between Depressive
Symptoms and Violent Behaviors in Adolescence
Yu R. et al, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
Aggressive behaviors in Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment: systematic review and meta-analysis
YU R. et al, (2018), The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Yu R. et al, (2018), J Adolesc, 69, 88 - 91
Yu R. et al, (2018), Psychol Med, 1 - 8