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My PhD work (completed at KCL) focused on delineating neurocognitive risk and protective factors for mental health problems in autistic individuals, with the hope this would inform the design of better targeted interventions. I have recently been awarded a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship to study pathways of brain and cognitive development that may underpin the emergence of core symptoms and emotional and behavioural problems in children with autism spectrum disorder. I have experience collecting and analysing EEG and neuropsychological data from developmentally disordered populations.

Research Interests

  • Autism spectrum disorders 
  • Developmental psychology 
  • Comorbidity 

Expertise and Public Engagement

During my PhD I completed a project working with graphic designer to create set of illustrations to educate public on situations that young people with autism spectrum disorders may find stressful. Displayed as part of King’s College London Collaborative Innovation Scheme showcase. Currently on display throughout Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service buildings in U.K.  Illustrations are available here.  


Social Development, Cognitive Development, Introduction to EEG, Statistics