U21 Researcher Resilience grant awarded to form an international autism research network

Congratulations to Sophie, Lydia, Connor and Bianca who have been awarded a U21 Researcher Resilience grant. This grant will fund work to bring together researchers and autistic individuals from around the world to form the U21 Autism Research Network. The Network will discuss issues around diversity and inclusion in autism research. Looking forward to seeing what happens with this exciting project!

Research on facial expressions challenges the way we think about autism – jargon-free explainer and video published in ‘The Conversation’

Well done to Connor for writing a neat, jargon-free, summary of his recent review paper and making a video to explain his findings

Read our summary, published in The Conversation, here:

App. developer job. Full-time / part-time. Salary £29,799 to £38,832.

I’m looking for a full-stack and mobile application developer to work with my team to develop a battery of computerised tests which index cognitive ability and
manual dexterity. Ideally I’m looking for someone to start asap. and work full-time for 9 months. However, there is a lot of flexibility, so this job can be taken on a part-time basis. The starting salary is normally in the range of £29,799 to £38,832 depending on skills and experience. There is also the possibility of sub-contracting this job to a team/company so if you, or your team, are interested let me know.

Please get in touch if you’d like more details! My email is

New paper in JEP:General

Congratulations to Monja on her new paper which investigates the role of catecholamines in the avoidance of cognitive control. Click here for the preprint.


Froböse, M.I., Swart, J.C., Cook, J.L., Geurts, D.E.M., den Ouden, H.E.M., Cools, R. (in press). Catecholaminergic modulation of the avoidance of cognitive control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.