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Durham University

Centre for Developmental Disorders



Professor Deborah Riby (Psychology)

Dr Mary Hanley (Psychology)

Core Academic Members in Durham University

Professor Joe Elliott (Education)

Professor Christine Merrell (Education)

Professor Peter Tymms (Education)

Dr Rachel Kendal (Anthropology)

Dr Dorothy Cowie (Psychology)

Professor Nadja Reissland (Psychology)

Dr Adam Goody (Psychology)

Core Academic Members External to Durham University

Professor Jacqui Rodgers (Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University)

Dr Hayley Crawford (Centre for Psychology, Behaviour & Achievement, Coventry University)

Dr Katie Cebula (Moray House School of Education, Edinburgh University)

Dr Sinead Rhodes (Salvesen Mindroom Centre, Edinburgh University)

Professor Gaia Scerif (Attention, Brian & Cognitive Development Unit, Oxford University)

Professor Richard Hastings (Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research; Warwick University)

Postgraduate Research Students & Research Assistants / Associates

Ellen Ridley (Psychology)

Emine Gurbuz (Psychology)

Emily McDougal (Psychology)

Marie Alkan (Psychology)

Whitney Wilde (Education)

Liz Jones (Psychology)

Ellie Hemingway (Psychology)

Harriet Axbey (Education)

Dr Sarah Thompson (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Psychology)

Non-Academic Partners

CEO of the Williams Syndrome Foundation UK – Lizzie Hurst

CEO of the North East Autism Society – John Phillipson

Andy Lloyd (Centre for Life, Newcastle)

Affiliated Practitioners

Dr Laura Gray (Educational Psychologist)

Tom Nicholson (Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust – mental health nurse)

International Affiliated Members / Collaborators

Professor Kim Cornish (Director, Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, Australia)

Professor Olivier Pascalis (Director, Baby Lab; Baby Psychology & Neurocognition, Grenoble University, France)

Professor Mikle South (College of Family, Home & Social Sciences, Brigham Young University, USA)

Dr Masahiro Hirai (Jichi Medical School, Japan)

Dr Kosuke Asada (Tokyo University)

Dr Elena Grigorenko (Psychology & TIMES, University of Houston)

Dr Marisa Fisher (Dept. of Counselling, Educational Psychology, & Special Education, Michigan State)