The Research Team

Dr Jeremy Parr

Professor Helen McConachie

Dr Alex Petrou

  • Research Associate for the Adult Autism Spectrum Cohort-UK project and the Autism Spectrum Database-UK project
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 0191 282 1380

Dr Faye Buckingham

  • Programme Administrator for the Autism Spectrum Database-UK project and the Autism Spectrum, Adulthood and Ageing project
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 0191 282 5965

Deborah Garland

  • ASD Family Support Manager
  • National Autistic Society North East Resource Centre
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 0191 2296 020

Dr Tom Berney

  • Developmental Psychiatrist

Joan Mackintosh

Ms Jane Tilbrook

  • Adult Autism Spectrum Cohort Administrator

Richard Hardy

  • IT and Database Support

Chris Mitchell

  • Project Consultant

Cos Michael

  • Project Consultant

The Goth (James Mason)

  • Project Consultant

Professor Ann Le Couteur

  • Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Professor David Burn

  • Director, Institute of Ageing and Health and Director, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University

Professor Anya Hurlbert

  • Professor of Visual Neuroscience

Dr Tracy Finch

  • Senior Lecturer in Psychology of Health Care

Dr Jacqui Rodgers

  • Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

Professor Elaine McColl

  • Professor of Health Services Research

Professor Patrick Chinnery

  • Director, Institute of Genetic Medicine and Honorary Consultant Neurologist, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Elizabeta Mukaetova - Ladinska

  • Senior Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry, Institute for Ageing and Health, and Honorary Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Robert Barber

  • Consultant Old-Age Psychiatrist

Dr Barry Ingham

  • Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Ian James

  • Head of Newcastle Psychology and Challenging Behaviour Teams

Dr Mark Pearce

  • Reader in Lifecourse Epidemiology

Dr Blossom Stephan

  • Lecturer in Epidemiology

Dr John Paul Taylor

  • Honorary Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry

Professor Luke Vale

  • Director, National Institute of Health Research North East Research Design Service

Professor Louise Robinson

  • Professor of Primary Care and Ageing. Royal College of GP's National Champion for Ageing and Older People