Staff in the Centre 

Professor Chris Oliver

oliver-chrisChris Oliver is Professor of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Director of the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. His main research interests are behavioural, cognitive and emotional disorders in people with severe intellectual disability, genetic syndromes and autism spectrum conditions.

 

 

 

Dr Debbie Allen

allen-debbieDebbie Allen is a postdoctoral researcher who works at the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. She is currently funded by the National Autistic Society.

 

 

 

 

Dr Joanna Moss

moss-joI am a research fellow at the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, School of Psychology. My main research interests include the study of behavioural phenotypes in neurodevelopmental disorders associated with intellectual disability.

 

 

 

Dr Dawn Adams

Dawn AdamsI work in the School of Psychology part-time (.6 FTE) on a five-year NIHR Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship for research into the early signs of challenging behaviour in individuals with intellectual disabilities and genetic syndromes. Outside of this, I continue to work clinically with children and adolescents with mental health problems, learning disabilities and challenging behaviour.

 

 

Dr Lucy Wilde

wilde-lucyI am a research fellow at the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, School of Psychology. My main research interests include social functioning in neurodevelopmental disorders, neurological correlates of social processing and inhibition deficits and emotional control.

 

 

 

 

Dr Sissy Stefanidou

Chrysi StefanidouI am a research fellow at the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, School of Psychology.

 

 

 

 

Mary Heald

 I am a research fellow at the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, School of Psychology.

 

 

 

 

Dr Alice Welham

I am a research fellow at the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, School of Psychology.

Dr Jane Waite

Jane WaiteJane Waite is a research fellow at the University of Birmingham and is based at The Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. She was awarded a studentship by Cerebra to complete a PhD in the behavioural and cognitive phenotype of Rubinstien-Taybi syndrome before training as clinical psychologist at Birmingham University.