Margot Barclay

Graduate Student
Clinical Psychology


Margot is a first-year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at UCLA. She received her B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis in 2017. While there, she worked in Dr. Joan Luby’s Early Emotional Development Program and focused on the association between childhood overcontrol and onset of psychopathology. After graduation, she worked as a research assistant at Columbia University in Dr. Nim Tottenham’s Developmental Affective Neuroscience Lab, studying how early life adversity impacts emotional behavior and brain development. Her current research interests include the effects of overcontrol on social and emotional behavior, the roles of positive and negative parenting on adolescents with externalizing behaviors, and the developmental impact of early life stress.