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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


Genetic modifiers in rare disorders: the case of fragile X syndrome. (2020)
Crawford, Hayley; Scerif, Gaia; Wilde, Lucy; Beggs, Andrew; Stockton, Joanne; Sandhu, Pria; Shelley, Lauren; Oliver, Chris and McCleery, Joseph
European Journal of Human Genetics ((Early access))