Lisa Cochran

School of Psychology
Doctoral Researcher

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School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Title of PhD: Longitudinal changes in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Supervisors: Professor Chris Oliver and Dr Jo Moss

Lisa an International postgraduate student from the United States. She was born and raised in sunny California. She started her PhD programme in 2009 and is co-supervised by Professor Chris Oliver and Dr. Joanna Moss at the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Birmingham.


BA in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento

AA degrees in Social Science and Liberal Arts from Sierra College in Rocklin, California.


Lisa graduated from California State University Sacramento in 2007 with a BA in Psychology. Prior to coming to the University of Birmingham, she worked for the University of California Davis M.I.N.D. (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders) on the Autism Phenome Project from 2006-2009.


Lisa’s main research interests are in behavioural phenotypes in Neurodevelopmental disorders. Autism symptomatology and related syndromes are her main focus. Changes with age in Cornelia de Lange and Cri du Chat Syndromes are the topic of her current PhD research.