Richard is a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow working on developmental neuroimaging of autism and related conditions. His research focuses on three broad fields:
1. Investigating the trajectories of brain development in typical and atypical neurodevelopment.
2. Integrating multi-modal imaging and genetic information into parsing neurodevelopmental trajectories.
3. Influence of neuromodulatory hormones on brain function in developmental psychopathology
Richard specializes in brain imaging, genomics and computational neuroscience applied to large cohorts of neuroimaging and transcriptomic datasets. Within Cambridge he actively collaborates with the Brain Mapping Unit and outside Cambridge maintains active collaborations with UCLA (Geschwind & Gandal labs), McGill/MNI (MICA-lab led by Dr. Boris Bernhardt) and ICM Paris (Dr. Daniel Margulies).
– Romero-Garcia, R., Warrier, V., Bullmore, E.T., Baron-Cohen, S. & Bethlehem, R.A.I. (2018). Synaptic and transcriptionally downregulated genes are associated with cortical thickness differences in children with autism. Molecular Psychiatry, link to paper
– Hong, S.J., Vos De Wael, R., Bethlehem, R.A.I., Lariviere, S., Paquola, C., Valk, S.L., Di Martino, A., Milham, M.P., Margulies, D.S., Smallwood, J. & Bernhardt B.C. (2019). Atypical functional connectome hierarchy in autism. Nature Communications 10, Article number: 1022 (Epub ahead of print) link to paper
– Bethlehem, R.A.I., van Honk, J., Auyeung, B. & Baron-Cohen S. (2013). Oxytocin, brain physiology, and functional connectivity: a review of intranasal oxytocin fMRI studies. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38, 7, pp. 962-974 link to paper
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