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The scientific strategy of the BASIS network is to encourage and facilitate collaboration between different research centres in the UK.

The projects now affiliated with the network are listed below. If you would like to submit a project proposal to the network, please see our Project Affiliation page for further details. 

Current Projects

Longitudinal study of infant siblings Phase 1 read more
PI: Professor Mark Johnson (Birkbeck, University of London)
Funding: MRC, Autism Speaks, Autistica

Mother-infant interactions in at-risk autism siblings: A basis for very early intervention?  read more
PI: Dr Ming Wai Wan (University of Manchester)
Funding: ESRC

Development of a measure of social and nonsocial behaviours in infancy read more
PI: Dr Angelica Ronald (Birkbeck, University of London)
Funding: Birkbeck Faculty of Science

Longitudinal study of infant siblings Phase 2 read more
PI: Professor Mark Johnson (Birkbeck, University of London)
Funding: MRC, Autistica

Pilot intervention within BASIS (iBASIS) read more
PI: Professor Jonathan Green (University of Manchester) and Professor Mark Johnson (Birkbeck, University of London)
Funding: University of Manchester, MRC 

Dynamic epigenetic changes in the development of autism
PI: Professor Patrick Bolton (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London)
Funding: SGDP Institute of Psychiatry

The early social brain in baby siblings of children with autism read more
PI: Professor Declan Murphy (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London)
Funding: MRC, Centre for Female Health and Neurodevelopment (FHAND)

Bridging the gap between experimental measures and biomarkers read more
PI: Dr Mayada Elsabbagh (Birkbeck, University of London)
Funding: Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship 

Modelling trajectories of social and non-social cognitive development in the broader autism phenotype read more
PI: Professor Tony Charman (Institute of Education, University of London)
Funding: Bloomsbury Colleges Phd Scheme  

Intervention within BASIS (iBASIS)
PI: Professor Jonathan Green (University of Manchester) 
Funding: Autistica

A family study exploring the association of the broader autism phenotype in parents with neural and behavioural markers in infants at risk of autism
PI: Dr Angelica Ronald (Birkbeck, University of London)
Funding: British Academy

Identifying potentially pathogenic autoantibodies in children with autism
PI: Professor Angela Vincent (Oxford University) and Dr Jeremy Parr (University of Newcastle)
Funding: Oxford University

Copy number variants in BASIS families
PI: Professor Patrick Bolton (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London)
Funding: European Union, MRC

Understanding language development in toddlers at-risk for autism read more
PI: Dr Joe McCleery (University of Birmingham) 
Funding: Autistica

Early behavioural and electrophysiological markers of autism in young infants
PI: Dr Jordy Kaufman (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
Funding: Bennalong Foundation
 

The role of motor abilities in the development of typical and atypical social behaviour  read more 
PI: Dr Elisabeth Hill (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Funding: British Academy

The early development of temperament and its relationship to autistic symptoms in young children at risk for ASD
PI: Dr Sally Clifford (La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia)
Funding: N/A

The Quantitative Checklist for Autism in toddlers in a high risk sample
PI: Professor Simon Baron-Cohen (University of Cambridge)
Funding: MRC, CLAHR (NIHR)

Baby Sibs Research Consortium (BSRC) common measures database
PI: Gregory Young (UC Davis, California, USA)
Funding: Autism Speaks

Cognitive development of sighted infants of blind parents
PI: Dr Atsushi Senju (Birkbeck, University of London)
Funding: MRC

Are early behavioural and neurophysiological markers of autism syndrome specific?
PI: Professor Annette Karmiloff-Smith (Birkbeck, University of London)
Funding: MRC, ESRC
 

Early parent-child interaction in the context of high genetic risk for autism: communication and language development
PI: Dr Kristelle Hudry (La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia)
Funding: TBC
 

The UCH preterm development project: Growing up after extremely preterm birth
PI: Professor Neil Marlow (UCL)
Funding: Sparks Children's Medical Research Charity

Face identity and emotion processing in children
PI: Professor Mark Johnson (Birkbeck, University of London) and Dr Gizelle Anzures (Birkbeck, University of London)
Funding: MRC, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
 

Examining the predictive value of early autistic behaviours using the Autism Observation Schedule for Infants (AOSI)
PI: Professor Tony Charman (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London)
Funding: N/A

Neurodevelopment in preschool children of Fife and Lothian epilepsy study (NEURO-PROFILES)
PI: Dr Richard Chin (University of Edinburgh)
Funding: Muir Maxwell Trust

Longitudinally investigating the early development of BAP traits in siblings at risk of ASD read more 
PI: Dr Jeremy Parr (University of Newcastle) 
Funding: TBC

Cognitive follow-up of infants in high-risk groups
PI: Dr Sue Fletcher-Watson (University of Edinburgh)
Funding: Wellcome Trust, Piggy Bank Kids

Examination of social-cognitive integration in high-risk infants
PI: Dr Joe McCleery (University of Birmingham)
Funding: King Abdullah Scholarship Program: Ministry of Higher Education, Saudi Arabia

Longitudinal study of infant siblings Phase 3: Studying Autism and ADHD Risk in Siblings (STAARS)
PI: Professor Mark Johnson (Birkbeck, University of London)
Funding: MRC

A cross-syndrome approach to atypical development: Modelling developmental trajectories in children with autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and callous-unemotional traits
PI: Dr Rachael Bedford (Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London)
Funding: Wellcome Trust

Developmental trajectories of precursors in infants at risk of autism
PI: Professor Michael Thomas (Birkbeck, University of London)

Funding: Bloomsbury Colleges Phd Scheme

Exploring sex/gender-linked protective and risk effects in infant siblings of autism
PI: Professor Simon Baron-Cohen (University of Cambridge) and Dr Meng-Chuan Lai (University of Cambridge)
Funding: TBC

Deficits in motor responses and anticipatory adjustments to being picked up?
PI: Professor Vasudevi Reddy (University of Portsmouth)
Funding: Action Medical Research

Maternal mind-mindedness in autism
PI: Professor Tony Charman (Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London)
Funding: N/A

Early mother-infant interactions in infant siblings at risk of autism: links with later language development
PI:
Professor Declan Murphy (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London) and Dr Vaheshta Sethna (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London)
Funding: N/A

Attentional Control Training for Infants at risk of ADHD (ACTI-ADHD)
PI: Professor Patrick Bolton (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London)
Funding: TBC

Parent-child interaction and language development in infant siblings at high- and low-risk of autism
PI: Dr Greg Pasco (Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London) and Professor Tony Charman (Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London)
Funding: N/A


Social Attention and Communication Symptoms in infants with ASD: Comparison across familial risk and community referred samples
PI: Dr Kristelle Hudry (La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia) and Dr Josephine Barbaro (La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia)

Funding: TBC

Designing a protocol to measure early development in infants with Tuberous Sclerosis
PI: Dr Charlotte Tye (Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London) and Professor Patrick Bolton (Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London)
Funding: TBC

Pregnancy Investigation of Siblings and Mothers (PRISM) of children with autism
PI: Professor Andrew Whitehouse (University of Western Australia, Australia)

Funding: National Health and Medical Research Council

Do infants at high-risk of developing autism move with atypical kinematics compared to low-risk infants?
PI: Dr Clare Press (Birkeck, University of London)

Funding: TBC

Parent-infant interaction and communication during early intervention for infants at risk of autism
PI: Dr Ming Wai-Wan (University of Manchester) and Professor Jonathan Green (University of Manchester)
Funding: University of Manchester Centre for Developmental Sciences and Disorders pump-prime fund

Characterisation and emergence of the behavioural phenotype in neurofibromatosis type 1 - a potential single gene disorder model of autism
PI: Professor Jonathan Green (University of Manchester)
Funding: TBC

British Autism Study of Infant Siblings - 7-year follow-up (BASIS-7)
PI: Professor Tony Charman
Funding: Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London

The development of internalising and externalising behaviour problems in children at high- and low-familial risk for ASD across the first three years of life
PI: Dr Lizzie Shephard
Funding: Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London