My research investigates disruption of typical brain development when the foetus is exposed in the womb to certain prescribed medications. Over the last decade our group has conducted a number of large prospective longitudinal observational studies documenting the neurodevelopmental outcomes in children exposed in utero to antiepileptic drugs. One of these drugs - sodium valproate, was found to be associated with a substantially increased risk of poorer postnatal cognitive and social development. Our work has helped to change prescribing practices for women with epilepsy.
September 2013- July 2014. Post-Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Clinical Neuropsychology.
University College London, UK. Awarded with Distinction.
October 2009- September 2012. Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. The University of Manchester, UK.
September 2006- August 2009. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The University of Liverpool, UK.
September 2001- July 2004. BSc Psychology 2:1 Hons University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.