Professor Carol Brayne

Director of Epidemiological and Screening Studies

 Professor Brayne is Director of the Institute of Public Health in Cambridge University, and has conducted population studies into dementia and healthy ageing. She has collaborated with the ARC in several major autism population studies, one of school age children using the CAST (Childhood Autism Spectrum Test) in both the UK and China, another of preschoolers using the QCHAT (Quantitative Checklist for Autism in Toddlers), and a third study investigating rates of autism in 3 cities in the Netherlands, including Eindhoven, the IT-rich hub.

Sample Autism Publications:

Allison, C, Baron-Cohen, S, Wheelwright, S, Charman, T, Richler, J, Pasco, G & Brayne, C, (2008) The Q-CHAT (Quantitative CHecklist for Autism in Toddlers (Q-CHAT): A normally distributed quantitative measure of autistic traits at 18-24months of age: Preliminary Report. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38, 1414-1425.

Baron-Cohen, S, Scott, F, J, Allison, C, Williams, J, Bolton, P, Matthews, F, E, & Brayne, C, (2009) Prevalence of autism-spectrum conditions: UK school-based population study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 194, 500-509.

Curran, S, Dworzynski, K, Happé, F, Ronald, A, Allison, C, Baron-Cohen, S, Brayne, C, & Bolton, P, F, (2011) No major effect of twinning on autistic traits. Autism Research, 4, 377-382.

Scott, F, Baron-Cohen, S, Bolton, P, & Brayne, C, (2002) Prevalence of autism spectrum conditions in children aged 5-11 years in Cambridgeshire, UK. Autism, 6, 231-237.

Williams, J, Allison, C, Scott, F, Bolton, P, Baron-Cohen, S, Matthews, F, E, & Brayne, C, (2008) The Childhood Autism Spectrum Test (CAST): sex differences. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38, 1731-1739.

Sun X, Allison C, Matthews FE, Sharp, SJ, Auyeung, B, Baron-Cohen, S, Brayne, C (2013) Prevalence of autism in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Molecular Autism, 4, 7.

Sun, S, Allison, C, Matthews, F, Zhang, Z, Auyeung, B, Baron-Cohen, S, & Brayne, C, (2015) Exploring the under diagnosis and prevalence of autism spectrum conditions in Beijing. Autism Research, 8, 250-60.  

Roelfsema, M, Hoekstra, R, Allison, C, Wheelwright, S, Brayne, C, Matthews, F, & Baron-Cohen, S, (2012) Are Autism Spectrum Conditions more prevalent in an information-technology region? A school based study of three regions in the Netherlands. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42, 734-9.

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