UCD Psychology graduate wins Michael Rutter prize at Kings College London

Wed, 16 July 14 11:34

Her thesis was on “Investigating the Prevalence and Outcomes of Regressive Autism within a Population Sample”. She conducted her research under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Bolton, whose internationally acclaimed research programme focuses on genetic and environmental causes of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Niamh graduated from UCD with a first class honours degree in psychology in 2010. She said “I’m delighted to have won the Michael Rutter prize, and I’ve had a fantastic time participating in the programme here at the Institute of Psychiatry. I’m grateful that my undergraduate programme in UCD gave me a strong basis in psychology and research skills, so I was well prepared for the challenges of postgraduate research at KCL”.

Pictured L to R are Dr. Dennis Ougrin, MSc Director,  Niamh Pearson and Professor Sir Michael Rutter.