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Spotlight on researchers

Read short interviews with the people working hard to understand and help improve diagnosis and treatment of Tourette Syndrome.


  • Danni Phoenix-Kane is a PhD student at the University of Hertfordshire. Danni's doctoral research is exploring the diagnostic journey, lived experience, support and outcomes for adults presenting with tic disorders across the UK.
  • Bobbie Smith is a PhD student at the University of Hertfordshire.  Bobbie's research concerns eating and dietary behaviours in adults with TS
  • Victoria Perkins and Bethan Davies - discuss their research project, exploring people's experience of using online communities for TS and tics. 
  • Barbara Morera is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham working on research using non-invasive brain stimulation
  • Sandra-Eve Bamigbade is a PhD student at the University of Hertfordshire interested in exploring the mealtime experiences of young people (12-16 years old) with TS and their parents.
  • Elena Nixon focuses on the effectiveness of behavioural therapies for young people with TS

Visit our You Tube channel to hear from researchers about their projects and findings