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 Thompson (2019-)

Nicholas Hedger (2017-)

Anthony Haffey (2015-)


PhD

Simon Brett* (2018-) Predictive coding and social reward processing in autism

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

Kristian Tempelmans Plat (2016-) Reward and Cognitive Empathy

Keren Maclennan^ (2018-) Sensory Processing in Autism

Tim Rossow^ (2018-) Sensory Processing and Mental Health


MSc/MPhil

Mahrunissa Rafique

Youli Kontogiannopoulou


Visiting researchers

Mari Angeles Martin Prados

Krishna S. Nair

Valentina Fanti


^ co-supervised with Dr Teresa Tavassoli, University of Reading

* co-tutelle PhD student with Prof Liz Pellicano, Macquarie University

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

Former Members


Postdoctoral Researchers

Indu Dubey (2017-2019) (currently at De Montfort University)

Chun-Ting Hsu (2015-2016) (currently at Kyoto 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

Nicholas Thompson (2015-2019) Empathy and emotion regulation

Samantha Pearcey § (2015-2019) Anxiety and social communication in children

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) Social and nonsocial reward processing

Garret O'Connell (2010-14) Individual differences in empathy and motivation

Stephanie Mok** (2009-14) Social fear learning in Autism and animal models

Thomas Sims (2009-13) Reward and empathy

Teresa Tavassoli** (2007-11) Sensory perception in Autism Spectrum Conditions

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

Michael Lombardo** (2006-10) Self processing in Autism Spectrum Conditions


MSc/MPhil

Safi Johal-Ayub (2018-19) 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

Prasannajeet Mane (Indian Institute of Technology, 2018-19) 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 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 Oxford

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

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