I started working at the FANS department at the IoPPN, King’s College London as a Clinical Research Worker in November 2016. Currently I am working on my PhD project investigating the role of cerebral GABAergic circuitry in the Excitation-Inhibition balance in adults with autism spectrum condition.
Previously, I have obtained an Msc in Medicine from the Free University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and a Research Msc Life Sciences from the Paris Descartes University, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in France.
Here at King’s College I am teaching Bsc and Msc students and assist students by providing tutorials on research-related topics.
I am part-time working as a clinician at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust in the Behavioral and Developmental Outpations Clinic where I see mostly patients for autism or adhd assessment and treatment.
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Excitation-Inhibition balance
- Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)
Expertise and Public Engagement
I am initiator and project lead of the Neurodiversity at Work Symposium, a collaborative project that is aided by the Real Time Club, Neurodiversity Works and ASPIeRATIONS.
We are a neurodiverse team who aim to educate employers about neurodiversity in the workplace and how to improve employee conditions for a neurodiverse workforce.
More information: http://www.neurodiversityworks.uk/ND-at-Work.html
I am additionally teaching for the Brilliant Club incl. the Scholars Programme and the K+ Spotlight Summer School: https://thebrilliantclub.org/
Carey, C., Singh, N., Dunn, J., Sementa, T., Mendez, M. A., Velthuis, H., Pereira, A. C., Pretzsch, C., Horder, J., Hader, S., Lythgoe, D., Rotaru, D., Gee, A., Cash, D., Veronese, M., Murphy, D. & McAlonan, G., 20 Sep 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Translational psychiatry. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41398-022-02143-1
Huang, Q., Pereira, A. C., Velthuis, H., Wong, N. M. L., Ellis, C. L., Ponteduro, F. M., Dimitrov, M., Kowalewski, L., Lythgoe, D. J., Rotaru, D., Edden, R. A. E., Leonard, A., Ivin, G., Ahmad, J., Pretzsch, C. M., Daly, E., Murphy, D. G. M. & McAlonan, G. M., 5 Jan 2022, In: Science translational medicine. 14, 626, p. eabg7859 eabg7859. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1126/scitranslmed.abg7859
Ajram, L., Carvalho Pereira, A., Durieux, A., Velthuis, H., Petrinovic, M-M. & McAlonan, G. M., 8 Mar 2019, In: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry. 89, p. 236-244 9 p. Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pnpbp.2018.09.010