Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group
Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge.
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 465201
I graduated with an MSc in Psychology, from Manchester Metropolitan University. Alongside this, I worked as a research collaborator at the Baby-LINC Lab, at the Department of Psychology at Cambridge University. I have worked across several studies investigating whether mothers’ and babies’ patterns of brain activity become more synchronised when both are paying close attention to each other, and whether this brain-to-brain synchronisation might help to support babies’ early steps in learning. I have a keen interest in neurodevelopmental disorders, and recently lead the clinical aspect of the Baby-LINC lab’s Trust study investigating the development of trust, prosocial behaviour, and learning in children with Prader-Willi Syndrome, which was done using wireless dual-electroencephalography (EEG) to simultaneously measure the neural oscillatory activity of infants and an experimenter, whilst engaged in a variety of tasks. I am currently working with Professor Holland on the development of a study investigating early social behaviour in children with PWS, and the relationship between early social behaviour and food.