Drawing together multi-disciplinary insights allows the researchers to better understand potential intervention strategies and taking a cross-syndrome approach allows consideration of how best to adapt intervention or educational strategies to the needs of the individual. Researchers within the Centre are focused on a range of issues, from theoretical interpretations of cognitive atypicalities to highly impactful work supporting families in their everyday lives.
The Centre brings together academics, researchers, students, clinicians, mental health workers, UK charities (including the Williams Syndrome Foundation and the North East Autism Society) and non-academic partners, and has affiliated international members from a variety of countries across the world, including the US, Japan and Australia. Work within the Centre will pull together multi-disciplinary insights from the fields of Psychology, Education, Neuroscience and Biological Sciences.
Director – Professor Deborah M Riby (Department of Psychology)
Associate Director – Dr Mary Hanley (Department of Psychology)
Enquiries about the Centre for Neurodiversity & Development should be sent via the email below:
Department of Psychology Science Site South Road Durham DH1 3LE
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 3247