Professor Chris Oliver
Chris Oliver is Professor of Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Birmingham and director of the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. He trained as a clinical psychologist at Edinburgh University before completing a PhD on self-injurious behaviour in people with intellectual disability at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. Chris is currently researching early intervention, behaviour disorders in people with severe intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder, behavioural phenotypes in genetic syndromes and neuropsychological and behavioural assessment for people with severe intellectual disability. He has published over 170 peer reviewed articles in scientific journals (including over 20 papers on Angelman syndrome), is Editor in Chief for the Journal of Intellectual Disability Research and serves on a number of scientific advisory committees for syndrome support groups. Sadly, he supports Luton Town Football Club.
Dr. Mary Heald
Mary Heald is a Trainee Clinical Psychologist at the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Birmingham, Mary completed an MRes in Clinical Psychology looking at executive function in young children, before starting a PhD at the Cerebra Centre. Her PhD and current research focuses on sleep, behaviour and intervention in Angelman syndrome.