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Charlotte Blackmore studied her MSc in Clinical Neurodevelopmental Sciences at the IoPPN in 2015-2016. She became an honorary research assistant on the EU-AIMS Synaptic Gene project looking at the defect in the SHANK3 gene, which is thought to cause Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, and other synaptic CNVs linked to ASD. Following this, she gained a research assistant position on the GQAIMS study, investigating the anatomy, function and connectivity of brain systems that may contribute towards the development of ASD in individuals with 22q11.2DS. She is currently working on the Brain Imaging in Babies study as well as in the National ADHD and ASD Service for Adults at SLaM. 

Research Interests

  • Familial risks for development of ASD and ADHD 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Criminal Justice System