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Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes

I welcome PhD students whose projects are in line with and/or complement my research interests. I also co-supervise postgraduate students with Dr Nicolas Chevalier. Please contact me if you are interested in doing a PhD with me.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Cambridge

Qualifications

(2009) PhD Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

(2004) MA Human Development and Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

(2003) BA Honours, Psychology. California State University, Long Beach

Visiting and Research Positions

(2013-Present) Lecturer & Chancellor's Fellow, Psychology, PPLS, University of Edinburgh

(2013-Present) Director of Psychoneuroendocrinology, Autism Research Centre Fellow and Honorary Visiting Fellow, University of Cambridge

(2009-2013) Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

(2012-Present) Senior Research Fellow, Wolfson College, Cambridge

(2009-2012) Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College, Cambridge

(2005-2009) PhD Research "Foetal Testosterone and Autism", University of Cambridge

(2003-2004) Case Manager, Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California Los Angeles Medical Center

(2003-2004) Research Assistant, Department of Education, University of California University of California Los Angeles

(2001-2003) Research Assistant, Psychology Department, California State University

(2001-2003) National Institute of Mental Health Career Opportunities in Research, Psychology Department, California State University

Teaching

(2013-present) Lecturer. Teaching of early child development to third and fourth year undergraduate students. Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh

(2009-2013) Graduate Advisor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

(2010-present) Lecturer, Group Teaching for the British Psychological Society approved Adult Asperger Syndrome Training Course. Cambridge Clinical Consulting

(2005-2013) Undergraduate Supervisor, University of Cambridge

(2003-2004) Teaching Associate, Department of Psychology, University of California (UCLA)

(2001-2003) Teaching Assistant, California State University, Long Beach

(2000-2003) Teaching Aide, Assisted Children with varying disabilities (specifically Autism and Down Syndrome) in the school and home. Aided children in social interaction, appropriate behaviour and academic work, enabling fuller participation in peer activities. 

Administrative Roles

(2010-2013) Biological Research Manager, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

(2012-2013) Fellowship and Membership Committee, Wolfson College, Cambridge

(2007-2013) Environmental Co-ordinator, University of Cambridge

(2007-2010) Autism Neuroscience Conference Coordinator, University of Cambridge

(2005-2006) BA Society Social Secretary, Trinity College, Cambridge

Research Interests

Early child development (social and cognitive development), Developmental Disorders, Autism, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Epilepsy, neural development, eye gaze, sex differences, early deprivation, prenatal development

Websites

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