Dr Catarina Teige
Catarina’s background is grounded in cognitive neuroscience; she completed her PhD in Psychology from York University in 2017, investigating semantic memory using magnetoencephalography and transcranial magnetic stimulation. More specifically, her research was aimed at the temporal progression of semantic retrieval processes, with a focus on the different roles of anterior and posterior areas of the temporal lobe. She then worked as a postdoctoral research associate on a large scale resting-state neuroimaging project in the mindwandering lab at York University, before making a move to mental health research working for the COMIC team. At the moment Catarina is working as Trial Coordinator on ASSSIST2 (Autism Spectrum Social Stories™ In Schools Trial 2) and MARS (MicroRNA Autism Research Study). ASSSIST2 is a pragmatic randomised controlled trial investigating the clinical and cost-effectiveness of Social Stories™ compared to standard care in schools. MARS is a feasibility trial looking into using microRNAs as biological marker for autism in families where there are a lot of family members with autism.
For more information about these research trials, go to the research tab at the top of the page (or https://www.comic.org.uk/research)