Dr Reem (Eema) Al-Jawahiri

Department of Psychology

Research Associate

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Dr Reem (Eema) Al-Jawahiri
Department of Psychology
Cathedral Court
1 Vicar Lane
S1 2LT

I am a research associate at the Sheffield Autism Research Lab (ShARL) and the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN).  

My current work involves investigating the impact of impaired neurogenesis on cognition, behaviour, and brain activity in rare genetic disorders, such as deletions or mutations of SOX11 and MYT1L. The project is funded by the Baily Thomas Charitable Fund. Overall, I am interested in interdisciplinary work that utilise secondary and/or large datasets and machine learning techniques to further our understanding of rare genetic and psychiatric disorders. 

I have previously investigated neural activity in individuals with 16p11.2 copy number variations (CNVs) - a rare genetic variation associated with a high risk of various neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. Specifically, the focus of my research was on the impact of 16p11.2 CNVs on neural activity (as revealed by human-EEG and mouse-LFP) and psychiatric traits. 


PhD in Psychology, The University of Sheffield
MA in Cognitive Studies, The University of Sheffield
BA in Marketing Communications, The American University in Dubai


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