People

Flags of home countries of current and former members of the lab (and a source of colour in this otherwise list-heavy page).

Current Members


Postdoctoral Researchers

Nicholas Hedger (2017-)

Indu Dubey (2017-)

Anthony Haffey (2015-)


PhD

Varun Arunachalam Chandran (2017-) Brain structural endophenotypes for autism

Kristian Tempelmans Plat (2016-) Reward and Empathy

Nicholas Thompson (2015-) Empathy and emotion regulation

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


MPhil

Simon Brett


Visiting researchers

Valentina Fanti

Prasannajeet Mane


Undergraduate Researchers

Kelsey Britton

Georgia Matthews

Gemma Bullard

Rosie Harrison

Adam Kremis

Jessica Rennie

Chloe Rock

Daisy O'Connor

§ 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)


PhD/ MD

Anya Chakraborty (2012-16) Individual differences in self processing

Varun Warrier * (2014-18) Genetics of Autism

Holly Bonaiuto ^ (2013-17) Social communication in early development

Alokananda Rudra (2011-15) 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 (2010-14) (currently at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany) Individual differences in empathy and motivation

Stephanie Mok* (2009-14) (currently Policy Analyst at White House) Social fear learning in Autism and animal models

Thomas Sims (2009-13) (currently at HM Civil Service, London, UK) Reward and empathy

Teresa Tavassoli* (2007-11) (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* (2006-10) (currently at University of Cyprus) Self processing in Autism Spectrum Conditions


MSc/MPhil

Aoife O'Mahony (Maastricht University, 2017-18) Nour Kayali (2017-18) 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

Martina Fusaro (Sapienza University of Rome, 2017-18) Pernille Kjeldsen (Aarhus University, 2017) 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 Paula Katharina Hager Nadine Loefflad Shivani Arora Christina Chan Zaneta Filipczak Jemima Holloway Rose Narey Rosie Howard Eleanor Lounds

^ co-supervised with Prof. Lynne Murray, University of Reading

* co-supervised with Prof. Simon Baron-Cohen, University of Cambridge