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Our Understanding of Autism Across the Spectrum

Professor Francesca Happe will be answering your questions in our live online Q&A, Tuesday 20 October 2015, 12.30pm (GMT).

Fran HappeProfessor Happe is Director of the MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London.

She studied Experimental Psychology at Oxford, before completing her PhD on autism and working as a research scientist at the MRC Cognitive Development Unit, University College London (UCL). In 2008 she became Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the IoP, where her research focuses on Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has conducted research into the neuro-cognitive basis of typical and atypical social cognition. She is also actively engaged in studies of abilities and assets in people with autism, and their relation to detail-focused perceptual and cognitive style. As well as cognitive methods, her research has involved functional imaging, studies of acquired brain lesions, family studies of the broader phenotype, and behaviour genetic methods.

Professor Happe was President of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) from 2013-2015 and remains on the board as past-President until 2017.

We are delighted to have Professor Happe speaking at our upcoming conference Looking Forward, Looking Back: The Janus View of Autism, taking place on 25-26 November 2015.

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Autism Care UK and St Andrew's Healthcare are supporting our upcoming conference Looking Forward, Looking Back: The Janus View of Autism 25-26 November. This is the third of four pre-event online Q&As. You can read transcripts from all Q&As here.

Your questions answered

If you have a question for Professor Happe - join us live on Tuesday 20 October. You can also email us in advance with your question: Anoushka Pattenden at events@researchautism.net

Joining the event

Simply visit this page again on Tuesday 20 October 2015, 12.30-1.30pm GMT. You will see the Q&A taking place in the window below. You can choose to follow the conversation without interacting, or submit a question to Professor Happe using the comments box (which you will see below once the event is live).

Please note your question will not immediately appear in the conversation. We will monitor questions as they come in and publish as appropriate. There may not be time to answer them all but we will try our best.

We recommend that you can sign up for an email reminder below so that you don't miss out. Once the event is over you will be able to revisit the whole transcript on this page.

If you have any questions about the event please email Anoushka Pattenden via events@researchautism.net

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Please note: the views expressed by Professor Happe are personal views and do not necessarily represent the views of Research Autism.


Updated
31 Mar 2016