Claire Hughes Ph.D.

Claire Hughes, Ph.D., completed her doctorate on the topic of executive function in autism at the University of Cambridge. She then spent two years in Paris as a post-doctoral research fellow, investigating executive functions in parents and siblings of children with autism. Returning to the UK, Claire worked for six years at the Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry Research Centre where she collaborated with Professor Judy Dunn in parallel studies of hard to manage preschoolers and typically developing preschool friends. Claire then returned to Cambridge (Newnham College) and joined the Centre for Family Research, serving as Deputy Director alongside Professor Susan Golombok. Claire has recently also become Deputy Head for the University of Cambridge Psychology Department, with special responsibility for Well-Being Equality and Diversity.

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