Biography

I am a child psychiatrist whose practice and research is largely devoted to children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability.

I completed medical school at Western University before moving to The University of Toronto to do my residency in psychiatry.

I worked as a visiting scientist in the Child Psychiatry Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health in the United States before returning to London.

Profession

Child Psychiatrist

Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Psychology, and Medical Biophysics, Western University
  • Associate Scientist, Children’s Health Research Institute

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Research Group

Research Interest Area 

Mental health and behavioural disorders
Medical imaging and diagnostics

Research Overview

My research team is focused on the etiology and treatment of children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders - specifically Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability. In collaboration with colleagues in Toronto, Hamilton, and Kingston, our team is currently involved in studies examining the behavioural characterization of these conditions as well as magnetic resonance imaging studies of the brain. Further, we are participating in several treatment studies investigating novel pharmacological treatments for these disorders.

Publications

Keywords

Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Psychopharmacology, Brain Imaging