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Hayley Crawford

Job Title
Assistant Professor
Department
WMS - Health Sciences
Phone
024 76 5 28942
Research Interests

Hayley's research focusses on characterising behavioural difficulties and mental health problems in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders associated with intellectual disabliity. Her work to date has primarily focussed on understanding autism, anxiety, ADHD and behaviours that challenge in children and adults with rare genetic syndromes through describing behavioural profiles, developmental trajectories, risk markers, and mechanistic underpinnings.

Biography

Hayley studied Psychology at the University of Birmingham and then completed an ESRC-funded Masters of Research Degree and PhD at the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Her doctoral research investigated social cognition and social behaviour in children and adults with rare genetic syndromes associated with intellectual disability and was awarded the 2014 Patricia Howlin Lecture Prize by the Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes. Following her PhD, Hayley was appointed as Assistant Professor at Coventry University where she led research into the identification of anxiety in individuals who are unable to self-report as well as genetic markers for behavioural and mental health difficulties. In 2020, Hayley moved to University of Warwick where she continues to lead and conduct research into difficulties experienced by people with neurodevelopmental disorders associated with intellectual disability. Hayley is a Specialist Advisor to the Fragile X Society and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, University of Birmingham.

Title Funder Award start Award end
Bailey Thomas Foundation: The Identification of Anxiety in Children and Adults with Intellectual Disability' Baily Thomas Charitable Fund 02 Jan 2020 01 Jan 2021