Current Members

ostdoctoral Researcher

Indu Dubey (2017-)

Anthony Haffey (2015-)


Varun Arunachalam Chandran (2017-)

Kristian Tempelmans Plat  (2016-)
Reward and Empathy

Nicholas Thompson (2015-)
Empathy and emotion regulation

Samantha Pearcey § (2015-)
Anxiety and social communication in children

Varun Warrier * (2014-)
Genetics of Autism


Simon Brett

Visiting Researcher

Prasannajeet Mane

Undergraduate researchers

Paula Katharina Hager
Nadine Loefflad
Shivani Arora
Christina Chan
Zaneta Filipczak
Jemima Holloway
Rose Narey
Rosie Howard
Eleanor Lounds

Here are flags of the home countries of current and former members of the lab. And a source of colour in this otherwise list-heavy page.

§ co-supervised with Prof. Cathy Creswell, University of Reading

Lab photograph, 2017: Behind our department building in the University of Reading campus (Photographer: Laurence Pilon)
Former Members

Postdoctoral Researchers

Chun-Ting Hsu (2015-2016) (currently at Penn State University)

Christopher P. Taylor (2013-2015) (currently at New England College of Optometry, Boston)
Janina Neufeld (2012-2014) (currently at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm)

Maria Serena Panasiti (2011-2012) (currently at Sapienza University, Rome)


Anya Chakraborty (2012-2016)
Individual differences in self processing

Holly Bonaiuto ^ (2013-2016)
Social communication in early development

Alokananda Rudra (2011-2015) (currently at Ben-Gurion University, Israel)
Characterising diagnostic & screening tools for Autism in India

Anthony Haffey (2010-14) (currently at University of Reading)
Social and nonsocial reward processing

Garret O'Connell
 (2010 -2014) (currently at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany)
Individual differences in empathy and motivation

Stephanie Mok* (2009-2014) (currently Policy Analyst at White House)
Social fear learning in Autism and animal models

Thomas Sims (2009-2013) (currently at HM Civil Service, London, UK)
Reward and empathy

Teresa Tavassoli* (2007-2011) (currently at University of Reading)
Sensory perception in Autism Spectrum Conditions

Stefanie Sussenbachers (2009-11) (currently practising medicine)
Genetic interactions in Asperger Syndrome

Michael Lombardo* (2006-2010) (currently at University of Cyprus)
Self processing in Autism Spectrum Conditions


Alicia Mortimer (2015-16)
Gemma Lumsdale (2014-15)
Eda Ozturk (2014-15)
Unaiza Iqbal (2014-15)
Lana Jane Gill (2014-15)
Irene Trilla Gros (Maastricht University) (2013-14)
Nergis Yuksel (2013-14)
Christina Ioannou (2012-13)
Omer Linenberg (2012-13)
Natalie Kkeli^ (2011-12)
Laura Murphy* (2010-11)
Allen Chan* (2009-10)
Rumana Malik (2009-10)
Nicola Feltham (2009-10)

Visiting Researchers

Pernille Kjeldsen (Aarhus University)
Amanda Candido Monteiro (Medicina Faminas Belo Horizonte, 2016)
Sana Alimohamed (Davidson College, 2016)
Charlotte Wiltshire (University of Bath, 2015)
Beatriz Freitas de Carvalho (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, 2015)
Virginia Levrini (University of Cambridge, 2013)
Enzo Tomeo (University of Udine, 2011)
Loredana Canzano (Sapienza University of Rome, 2010-) 
Stefania Cannella (Sapienza University of Rome, 2010) 
Shenal Shah (Cardiff University, 2010)
Sydney Levine (Yale University, 2008)
Jorrit de Kieviet (Vrije Universitat Amsterdam, 2008) 
Zania Szlachta (University of Cambridge, 2006-2007) 

Undergraduate researchers

Nicole Allen             Clare Thorley               Eleanor Hambly        Sharena Thind Stephanie Lewis       Rebecca Upson            Laura Bonsor           Carrie Philp
Sarah Loveridge       Lillian Gerber               Annie Murphy           Saba Muneer
James Samuels        
Kirsty Read                  Omer Linenberg       Hannah Brien
Oliver Perkins          
Charlie Marriott             Ilias Mavropoulos     Lauren Sayers
Natalie Kkeli            Katie Stockdale             Rosie Smallman       Zahira Gulam  
Violetta Mandreka    Siamac Rezaiezadeh      Sarah Roberts          Eleanor Royle
Kara Dennis            Charlotte Whiteford       Pete Marshall          Bethan Roderick  
George Holland       Jessica Neal-Reidy        Esther Olaniyi          Lauren Weaver       Michael Jeanne Cagiut                                Hristina Lazarova Mihaylova 
Georgia Eleftheria-Antoniou                          Jordan Fearon-Brown 
Sylvia Edwards         Puneet Bhachu              Vaisnavi Rao            Ellie Rossi               Mary Gammie          

^ co-supervised with Prof. Lynne Murray, University of Reading
* co-supervised with Prof. Simon Baron-Cohen, University of Cambridge