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Dr Lucy Wilde

Profile summary

Professional biography

BSc Psychology (Cardiff University)

PhD Social and cognitive phenotype of Smith-Magenis syndrome. (School Psychology, University of Birmingham)


After completing my PhD in 20012, I worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, University of Birmingham. In this role I undertook research focussing on understanding behaviour in children and adults with rare genetic disorders. My work focused mainly on Smith-Magenis syndrome and Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. I joined the OU in 2014, as an associate lecturer, becoming a staff tutor in 2018.

Research interests

My research interests are social and cognitive difference in neurodevelopmental disorders.

Teaching interests

I have been a member of the DD801 Investigating Psychology module team member since 2018.

Currently an AL for Investigating Psychology 1 (DE100). Previously an AL for Investigating Psychology 2 (DE200) and Exploring psychology (DSE212).

External collaborations

  Fellow, Higher Education Academy


Profiles of autism characteristics in thirteen genetic syndromes: a machine learning approach (2023)
Bozhilova, Natali; Welham, Alice; Adams, Dawn; Bissell, Stacey; Bruining, Hilgo; Crawford, Hayley; Eden, Kate; Nelson, Lisa; Oliver, Christopher; Powis, Laurie; Richards, Caroline; Waite, Jane; Watson, Peter; Rhys, Hefin; Wilde, Lucy; Woodcock, Kate and Moss, Joanna
Molecular Autism, 14, Article 3(1)

Caregivers’ experience of sleep management in Smith–Magenis syndrome: a mixed-methods study (2022-02)
Agar, Georgie; Bissell, Stacey; Wilde, Lucy; Over, Nigel; Williams, Caitlin; Richards, Caroline and Oliver, Chris
Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, 17, Article 35

Genetic modifiers in rare disorders: the case of fragile X syndrome. (2021)
Crawford, Hayley; Scerif, Gaia; Wilde, Lucy; Beggs, Andrew; Stockton, Joanne; Sandhu, Pria; Shelley, Lauren; Oliver, Chris and McCleery, Joseph
European Journal of Human Genetics, 29 (pp. 173-183)

Distress and challenging behavior in people with profound or severe intellectual disability and complex needs: Assessment of causes and evaluation of intervention outcomes (2022)
Oliver, Chris; Ellis, Katherine; Agar, Georgie; Bissell, Stacey; Chung, Justin Cheuk Yin; Crawford, Hayley; Pearson, Effie; Wade, Kelly; Waite, Jane; Allen, Debbie; Deeprose, Lucy; Edwards, Georgina; Jenner, Lauren; Kearney, Breanne; Shelley, Lauren; Smith, Kayla; Trower, Hayley; Adams, Dawn; Daniel, Louise; Groves, Laura; Heald, Mary; Moss, Jo; Richards, Caroline; Royston, Rachel; Tarver, Joanne; Welham, Alice; Wilde, Lucy and Woodcock, Kate
In: Esbensen, Anna J. and Schworer, Emily K. eds. International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities (pp. 109-189)
ISBN : 9780323988834 | Publisher : Academic Press