Laura Groves

Laura Groves

School of Psychology
Doctoral Researcher

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School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Laura is undertaking doctoral research into the behavioural phenotype of Cornelia de Lange syndrome with particular emphasis on anxiety and mood disorders. She is looking at the presentation of these and how they may develop over the lifespan of individuals with Cornelia de Lange syndrome.


BSc (Hons) Psychology


Laura graduated from the Aston University in June 2015 with a first class honors degree in Psychology. She began her PhD funded by the Cornelia de Lange syndrome foundation and the charity Cerebra in September 2015.

Doctoral research

PhD title
The behavioural phenotype of Cornelia de Lange syndrome
 Professor Chris Oliver and Dr Jo Moss


Research interests

Cornelia de Lange syndrome, Neurodevelopmental disorders, intellectual disability, mental health

Other activities

Voluntary Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) therapist


Richards, C., Jones, C., Groves, L., Moss, J. & Oliver, C. (2015). Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Phenomenology in Genetic Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. The Lancet Psychiatry, 2, 909-916

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