Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Affiliations: CLASS Clinic, Cambridge
Dr Janine Robinson completed her doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College in London and joined Simon Baron-Cohen’s newly established adult autism diagnostic service in Cambridge (CLASS) in 1999. She continues to hold a part-time consultant clinical psychology post in the service (CPFT) providing late diagnosis for adults suspected of being autistic. During 20+ years in the field, she has engaged in clinical assessment, capacity building, supervision and clinical research in autism with the goal of contributing to better autism identification and improving autistic individuals’ experiences of the NHS and wider public services. She has enjoyed collaborating with international researchers translating and validating the French Autism Spectrum Quotient, Empathy Quotient and Systemizing Quotient for children and adolescents. In 2016, Janine completed a one-year research Fellowship with the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) East of England (now the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration East of England) and presented her findings at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) conference in Canada in 2019. She continues to develop her research interests and is currently the local principal investigator for a multi-site autism diagnostic study led by researchers at UCL.
In 2020, Janine was appointed National Specialty Adviser (NSA) for Autism with NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Learning Disability and Autism Team. The role of the three NSAs will focus on supporting the NHS Long-term Plan and the priorities identified for autism.
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