Dr. Charlotte Tye
I am a postdoctoral research fellow leading the EDiTS Study, supported by a Junior Fellowship award from the Tuberous Sclerosis Association. I studied Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol before coming to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience in 2008. I completed a PhD in developmental cognitive neuroscience aiming to identify brain-based markers of autism and attention deficit hyperacticity disorder (ADHD) in genetically sensitive designs, at the MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, King's College London. As a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, I have been exploring the pathways leading to intellectual disability and developmental disorders, like autism and ADHD, in TSC. My Fellowship project aims to characterise early development in infants with TSC, ultimately to design and target more specific treatment and intervention strategies to babies who are "at risk" for poor developmental outcome. I work in collaboration with the Birkbeck Babylab/Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development at Birkbeck, University of London.
I am an honorary research assistant working part-time on the EDiTs Study at the Social Genetic and Development Psychiatry Centre, King's College London. Alongside this, I am studying Graduate Medicine at St. George's, University of London after having completed my undergraduate BSc Psychology degree at Loughborough University. I aim to specialise in Pediatrics upon completion of my medical degree.
Prof. Patrick Bolton
Patrick Bolton studied psychology and medicine at London University and Guy’s Hospital. He trained in psychiatry at St George’s Hospital, London, and in child psychiatry at the MRC Child Psychiatry Unit at the Institute of Psychiatry and Maudsley Hospital. After completing his training, he was appointed Lecturer and Honorary Consultant at the Institute of Psychiatry and, subsequently, Senior Lecturer at Cambridge University. In 2003, he was appointed Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry and Honorary Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital, where he leads the National Specialist Clinical Service for children with autism spectrum and related disorders. His research has focussed on identifying the causes of autism and related disorders of social function and communication. His research is supported by awards from the MRC, Wellcome Trust, National Institute of Health Research, Autism Speaks, Tuberous Sclerosis Association and other research charities.
Dr. Emily Jones
My research interests centre on understanding the cognitive and neural mechanisms that drive variability in the developmental trajectories of young children. I am particularly interested in the early development of basic skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, since understanding how early emerging symptoms contribute to later difficulties both illuminates the aetiology of the condition and may highlight appropriate targets for intervention. My work in this area has focused on both toddlers with autism and infants at high familial risk for developing autism, and is associated with the Early Connections Study at the University of Washington, the British Autism Study of Infant Siblings (BASIS) and the Study of Autism and ADHD Risk in Siblings (STAARS) at the CBCD. I also collaborate with the Autism Research Group at City University. Since building collaborative networks is critical to answering core questions about the early development of autism, I am also involved in two European collaborative projects. I am currently co-ordinating a large cross-European study of infants at high familial risk for autism as part of the EU-AIMS project. I co-chaired an EU-funded COST Working Group that aims to build capacity for studying high-risk infants in Europe.
I am an honorary research assistant working on The EDiTS Study at the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, King's College London. I have recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science Psychology degree from Loughborough University, and due to start my Masters Degree in Genes, Environment and Development at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. I plan to continue my career in academia with a keen interest in Autism.
I am an honorary research assistant and Psychology (BSc) student from Cardiff University, working on the EDiTS Study at the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, King's College London. I have a keen interest in studying neurodevelopmental disorders in young children and hope to supplement this with a further focus in medicine and psychiatry.