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Spotlight on researchers

Interested to know who is working to discover more about TS? Follow our Spotlight series to learn more about the dedicated researchers working on this subject.

  • Melina Malli is leading a research study into the Social Care Needs of adults with TS
  • Rosanna Fennessy is a Researcher based at the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge.  Her research looks at the impact TS has on young people's education, social life and well being.
  • Bobbie Smith - discusses her new research study looking into the relationship between food behaviours and children with TS
  • Elizabeth Stroud  talks about research study exploring the effectiveness of smartwatch vibrations on reducing tics in children with TS
  • Diana Beljaars  talks poignantly on life with her younger sister who has TS
  • Paula Greenman discusses her research into Mindfulness Based Interventions for TS
  • Charlotte Hibberd - Researching the link between sleep, learning, behaviour and mood in children with TS

  • Leanne Hockey  investigates whether attentional and/or inhibitory mechanisms are altered in Tourettes

  • Soyoung Kim examines the motor learning mechanisms in children with TS
  • Tara Murphy - Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist from Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust (GOSH)
  • Elena Nixon focuses on the effectiveness of behavioural therapies for young people with TS 
  • Dr Victoria Pile examines how anxiety and low mood affect children and young people with TS
  • Charlotte Rae - Research Fellow interested in the role anxiety might have in movement control
  • Hilmar Sigurdssond - Research investigating the occurrence and frequency of urges prior to tics and sensory sensitivity 
  • Laura Weir  researching the effectiveness of the TA passport











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