Professor Fiona Matthews

Epidemiological Biostatistician

Professor Fiona Matthews 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. She is also Professor at the Institute of Health and Society at Newcastle University.

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.

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, Scott, F, Stott, C, Allison, C, Bolton, P, Baron-Cohen, S, Brayne, C, (2005) The CAST (Childhood Asperger Syndrome Test): Test accuracy. Autism, 9, 45-68.

Sun, X, Allison, C, Auyeung, B, Baron-Cohen S, Brayne, C, (2013) A review of healthcare service and education provision of Autism Spectrum Condition in mainland China. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 469-479.

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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