My PhD project involves carrying out studies of infants to identify causal associations between early temperamental traits and early sensory sensitivity and later outcomes. It will use the results of these studies to investigate trajectories of children from infancy to adolescence with the aim of gaining a greater understanding of the heterogeneity of autism presentation.
This aim is to be able to identify those autistic individuals most at risk of adverse outcomes and what factors help or hinder those individuals. This research is needed to provide a greater understanding of the considerable variation seen within the autism spectrum and to help detect those individuals with the greatest need for early intervention.
Prof. Angelica Ronald (Surrey/Birkbeck)
Prof. Emily Jones (Birkbeck)
PhD in Psychology, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College, University of London (2022 – present)
MSc Developmental Psychology & Psychopathology (Distinction), SGDP Centre, IoPPN, King’s College London (2021-2022)
MSc Psychology (Conversion)(Distinction), Birkbeck, University of London (2019-2021)
Conferences and Presentations
‘Introducing the Genetics of Early Milestones and Skills project with first-look results from GWAS of age of onset of walking’ – European Mathematical Genetics Meeting, Poster, April 2023