Ezra worked as a Research Assistant on the CHILD (Cambridge Human Infant Longitudinal Development) Study funded by the Autism Research Trust, testing brain development in infants and toddlers whose mothers are autistic, and who are themselves have an increased likelihood of being autistic. Her additional contribution to this funded study is to add ultrasound. She has recruited autistic and not-autistic mothers during pregnancy, and examined their routine ultrasound and conducted a dedicated research ultrasound at 28-32 weeks gestation, to examine potential foetal biomarkers that may be predictive of autism. She is co-supervised by Dr Topun Austin, Perinatal Obstetrics Consultant at the Rosie Hospital and Director of the Evelyn Perinatal Imaging Centre in Cambridge, and Dr Gerald Hackett, Consultant in Obstetrics at the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge.
Prior to coming to Cambridge she obtained ultrasound experience during her MSc in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at Durham University. She was also employed at the University of Oxford as a Research Assistant in the Department of Psychiatry, working with Professor Alan Stein, and with Dr Reissland at the University of Durham.
Ezra completed her PhD in 2020.
- Fetal Anogenital Distance Using Ultrasound, Prenatal Diagnosis 39, 27-535 (2019), E Aydin, R Holt, D Chaplin, R Hawkes, C Allison, G Hackett, T Austin, A Tsompanidis, L Gabis, S I Ziv, S Baron-Cohen
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