Elizabeth’s PhD is investigating the physical health of autistic individuals and their first degree relatives. This includes investigating a potential association between cancer and autism, and specifically risk of hormone-related cancer. She is funded by the Autism Research Trust, the Rosetrees Trust and the NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust (CPFT)..
Prior to this, she received a BA in Linguistics and Dramatic Arts at the University of Southern California (USC). In addition, she completed the Postbaccalaureate Premedical program at USC. During this time, she also worked with the Linguistics and Biological Sciences Departments of USC on a project considering rigidity in Parkinson’s patients using a C. elegans model. Following her PhD, Elizabeth will continue her studies in medicine whilst exploring the policy relevance of her research into physical health in autistic people.
- Identifying and managing autism in adults, Prescriber (2020), E Weir, C Allison, S Baron-Cohen
- Autism in children: improving screening, diagnosis and support, Prescriber (2020), E Weir, C Allison, S Baron-Cohen
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