Research in Autism
Many groups throughout the University of Oxford and the Oxford area.
Our studies of disease examine the neuroanatomy of Autism, Alzheimer's and Schizophrenia using post-mortem human brain material. We are interested in the relationship between brain structure and function - particularly language and social cognition.
Neurodevelopmental disorders, especially those affecting language and communication
Young children with neurodevelopmental disorders of known genetic origin, overlap with autistic spectrum and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Currently studying for a D.Phil under the supervision of Professor Dorothy Bishop.
Investigating the balance between excitation and inhibition in the autism brain using stereology in post mortem samples and magnetoencephalography (MEG) in recruited autism spectrum disorder individuals.
Genetic contributions to risk of neurodevelopmental disorders with a focus upon language impairment
The nosology of autism spectrum disorders; longitudinal qualitative research in autism; cinematic, media, and digital art interventions in young persons with autism; trans-cultural aspects of autism.
Investigating the relationship between autism and schizophrenia, adult mental health outcomes in children with ASD, the prodromal phase of psychosis and the formation of delusions, affective instability and philosophy and psychiatry, neuroimaging.