Francis Vergunst is a postdoctoral researcher in developmental public health at University of Montreal. His current research focuses on childhood self-control – particularly disruptive behaviours – and its long-term association with employment success and economic prosperity. The aim of this work is to help identify at-risk children so that they can be targeted with early intervention and support. Francis previously completed a PhD at University of Oxford where he examined the use of compulsory interventions in psychiatry and how they affect patients’ long-term social situation. He holds an MSc in mental health studies from King’s College London and BSc in psychology from University of Aberdeen.