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., 1 Sep 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Translational psychiatry. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
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