Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry; Lucy Cavendish College
sex/gender differences, mental health, autism, neuroscience, neuroendocrinology
I am a cognitive neuroscientist with experience in neuroendocrinology and neuroimaging and am currently based in the Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry.
I am passionate about improving mental health by using a lifespan approach to sex/gender differences in reproductive and mental health. People’s mental health is differently affected based on their sex/gender and the relationship between physical and mental health is a current and important topic for research. I am especially interested in the interaction between reproductive and mental health, across the lifespan and in people with and without neurodevelopment conditions. I also believe that collaborating with the public and clinical communities is extremely important for furthering research that will positively impact on people’s wellbeing. I have therefore joined the University’s Public Engagement Advisory Group as the Clinical School representative.