Graduate Research Assistant
I am a research assistant on a project funded by the Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. This project aims to assess cognition and behaviour in children with Intellectual Disability of a known genetic origin.
We are investigating how different groups of genes affect outcomes such as cognitive abilities, communication skills and adaptive functioning. We hope that understanding how genetic diagnoses can predict outcomes via neurobiological and cognitive pathways will ultimately inform treatment recommendations, and improve long-term outcomes for affected individuals and their families.
Outside of this project, I am interested in cognitive, behavioural and emotional functioning in neurodevelopmental disorders such as Williams syndrome. I am particularly interested in studying how the dynamic interplay between these constructs unfolds over the course of development, affecting psychopathological outcomes.