Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group
Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge.
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 465264
I am a consultant psychiatrist and a neuroscientist who has published in the following areas: the molecular pharmacology of GABAA receptors, neurosteroids, hippocampal synaptic plasticity (long-term potentiation), familial Alzheimer’s disease (presenilin) and female autism.
I am interested in understanding the neuronal mechanisms that underlie deficits in learning and memory in people with intellectual disabilities and exploring ways of ameliorating or treating these.
I am currently involved in research in dementia in Down’s syndrome. There are plans to explore the role of sleep in memory and learning in this population.